24 08, 2016

Cat® Simulators Boost Interest in Heavy Equipment Careers in Alaska

August 24th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

Over the past five years, more than 1800 students have logged time on eight different Cat® Simulator models at the Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center (NACTEC) in Nome, Alaska. According to NACTEC Director, Doug Walrath, over 12% (229 students) have continued on to more advanced and focused training utilizing

8 08, 2016

Cat® Simulators featured in Army Engineering Magazine

August 8th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

Find out how Army Reserve engineers are using Cat® Simulators to create a successful learning environment and setting conditions in which challenging situations are met head-on in a virtual environment. Click the image below to download the full article.  

28 07, 2016

Wheel Tractor-Scraper Simulator System Retired from Cat® Simulators Product Line

July 28th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

In order to focus development and manufacturing efforts on new machines and emerging industries, the Wheel Tractor-Scraper Simulator System will no longer be offered as part of the Cat® Simulators product line. The Wheel Tractor-Scraper was one of the first simulators developed under the licensing agreement that Simformotion™ LLC holds

20 06, 2016

How Tri-Rivers Career Center Uses Cat® Simulators in its Ag and Industrial Power Technology Program

June 20th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

Jim Rittler, Ag and Industrial Power Technology Instructor at Tri-Rivers Career Center, has been teaching for the past 20 years. The need for educating skilled graduates has not changed at the career center. However, the training tools have changed—with the implementation of Cat® Simulators. Tri-Rivers Career Center provides career skills

13 05, 2016

Heavy Equipment Operators in the Workforce

May 13th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

The outlook is bright for future employment as a heavy equipment operator. Opportunity abounds in the field with new construction projects on the rise and the retirement of many seasoned operators within the next few years.

11 04, 2016

How Aecon Mining Trains Operators with Cat® Simulators

April 11th, 2016|Categories: Articles, News|

Danny Turner is the Training and Development Coordinator at Aecon Mining in Alberta, Canada. He has worked in construction for 40 years, operating everything from the small dozers and excavators to the large hydraulic shovels found at massive mining operations. During the last 5 years in his role as Training

17 02, 2016

Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology Integrates Cat® Simulators Into Curriculum

February 17th, 2016|Categories: Articles|

Read how the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) has integrated Cat® Simulators into their curriculum. Read the Original Article Here

14 10, 2015

What does a construction accident cost?

October 14th, 2015|Categories: Articles, News|

Accidents are bound to happen on construction sites, but you can reduce the chance with proper training. Teach good safety habits and proper techniques, and your construction operation can reap the benefits. Take a look at some compelling statistics.

15 05, 2015

Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund Forestry Expo Continues April 23rd

May 15th, 2015|Categories: Articles|

Posted 22 April 2015 by James Murray in Anishinabek Original Article THUNDER BAY – The Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund Forestry Expo was off to a full day of activity on Wednesday. The trade show and career fair is open to the public free of charge. There were students from St.

6 01, 2015

The Importance of Conducting a Pre-Shift Machine Inspection

January 6th, 2015|Categories: Articles|

An important responsibility for any heavy equipment operator is conducting a machine inspection. To ensure the operator’s safety and that of other job site personnel, and to make sure the machine is in good operating condition, the operator should conduct a walkaround inspection of the machine before beginning operation. Walkaround