In this Issue Gain a new perspective on training with VR. How Wake Technical Community College is helping to build North Carolina’s workforce. Cat® Simulators visits Ontario. Meet the Team. From the Editor We’re constantly researching new and effective ways to help our customers train their machine operators.
Making the Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) Program at Wake Tech a reality has been a combined effort of several people. For 25 years, Ronnie Lowe has been with Wake Technical Community College, North Carolina. Last year Lowe got the program started, serving as the Senior Professor/Instructional Department Head. Lowe’s background
The Northwest Territories (NT) of Canada encompass forest, mountains and islands. Beyond the remote tundra is the Arctic. Nuna Training Technologies, a private vocational school located in the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada, navigates the remote lands to bring heavy equipment training to several outlying locations. A wholly owned subsidiary of
Nebraska’s Construction employment is predicted to continue growing over the next couple of years, according to the latest long-term economic forecast from the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Construction is expected to be the fastest-growing sector of the state's economy through 2018. Central Community College
The heavy equipment program at Keyano College is gaining traction around the region. At one time Keyano College, located in Alberta, Canada, had a busy heavy equipment program. The program was discontinued when the fuel and maintenance costs ran too high for the school’s budget. Administrators at the college remembered
The single most effective step you can take to protect yourself while operating a piece of heavy equipment is to buckle up. Get operators in the habit of strapping in every time they sit down behind the controls. Teach the behavior if it isn’t common practice. Cat® Simulator training can
With projected spending on construction projects forecasted to be in the billions over the next few years, the need for skilled heavy equipment operators is going to be a priority. The reality is that there won't be enough experienced operators to meet the demand. According to a survey of the