29 03, 2018

Simformed-Mar/Apr 2018

March 29th, 2018|Categories: Articles, eNewsletters|

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.

12 02, 2018

Building North Carolina’s Workforce

February 12th, 2018|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

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

10 01, 2018

Simformed-Jan/Feb 2018

January 10th, 2018|Categories: Articles, eNewsletters|

In this Issue Get scholarship money for an operator-in-training. Simulators train in the Arctic. Learn Something New. Cat Simulators visit the southwest. Meet the Team. From the Editor Welcome to 2018! We are happy to bring you the first issue of Simformed. Every other month, we use this email

2 01, 2018

Nuna Takes Simulation Training to the Arctic

January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

29 11, 2017

Simformed-Nov/Dec 2017

November 29th, 2017|Categories: Articles, eNewsletters|

In this Issue Change simulators from one model to another on the same base. Cat® Simulators visits the City of Durham, NC. Participate in Our Dozer Application Research. Get Help Planning 2018 Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) Training. From the Editor It probably will come as no surprise to anyone

17 10, 2017

Training Operators to Meet a State-Wide Need

October 17th, 2017|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , |

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

5 10, 2017

Simformed-Sept/Oct 2017

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Articles, eNewsletters|

In this Issue Meet our scholarship winner. New convertible and mobile simulators. Beat the skilled labor gap. Build a simulator trailer. Pick Construction Dozer applications. From the Editor Each year we give a scholarship award to a student enrolled in a heavy equipment program that utilizes Cat® Simulators

16 06, 2017

Keyano College Trains Operators One Mile at a Time

June 16th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

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

27 10, 2016

Seat Belts Save Heavy Equipment Operator Lives

October 27th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

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

22 09, 2016

Construction Projects Impact the Need for Trained Equipment Operators

September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Articles|

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