7 04, 2016

Simulators Bring Cost Savings and Enriched Training to Utah State University

April 7th, 2016|Categories: News|

Utah State University instructor and 20-year heavy equipment industry veteran, Kyle McArthur, wanted to decrease program costs and improve training effectiveness. The addition of a Cat® Hydraulic Excavator Simulator System to the Heavy Equipment and Trucking program at the university’s eastern campus in Price, Utah, has resulted in both. Prior

29 03, 2016

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

March 29th, 2016|Categories: News|

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

7 03, 2016

Elko business teaches MSHA training for more than two decades

March 7th, 2016|Categories: News|

Safety First Training & Consulting Services, an Elko, NV based company committed to mine safety, recently acquired two Cat® Simulators to integrate into its training program. By using the simulators, the company can help their customers meet training requirements enforced by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and create

14 12, 2015

Arizona Dept. of Transportation Trains with Cat® Simulators

December 14th, 2015|Categories: News|

Heavy-equipment operators get new kind of training Wednesday, July 8, 2015 by Angela DeWelles For most of us, learning to drive involved figuring out the rules of the road, mastering some street skills and becoming familiar with our vehicles… It probably didn’t include lessons in blade angle, joystick control, tire

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.

7 07, 2015

Fill Seats in your Heavy Equipment Training Program: Use Simulators as a Differentiator

July 7th, 2015|Categories: News|

  Competition is present from several sources when it comes to filling seats in your operator, management, or technician training programs. Students have many options for careers and training, so to generate interest or differentiate your program, add Cat® Simulators. Simulator training has many benefits from safety to efficiency. Simulators

29 06, 2015

Cat® Simulators Teach PG&E Employees How to Safely Operate Heavy Equipment

June 29th, 2015|Categories: News|

By David Kligman LIVERMORE — The sound of an enormous excavator at work isn’t coming from a real excavator. It’s actually a video game-like simulator that looks and feels like you’re operating the real thing. PG&E instructor Jerry Hall demonstrates a video game-like simulator that teaches employees how

18 12, 2014

Changing our Regional Landscape: These Guys Do the Heavy Lifting

December 18th, 2014|Categories: News|

Construction is everywhere in Wake County: From schools to shopping centers to new homes and neighborhoods, the region continues to grow. Wake Tech’s Northern Wake Campus is expanding, and the college will soon break ground on its RTP Campus in Morrisville. All that building makes our community a great place

18 02, 2014

Cat® Simulators Fuel Efficiency

February 18th, 2014|Categories: News|

Cat® Simulator training can not only bring operators up to proficiency faster by teaching the fine control movements and applications necessary to effectively work on real world jobsites, simulator systems can also save fuel costs. By just training on simulators one week per month, companies can leave actual machines in

8 11, 2013

Simulating!

November 8th, 2013|Categories: Articles, News|

Two Utah State University Eastern Blanding Campus students seated inside mock cabins of a giant bull dozer and hydraulic excavator look like extreme gamers in an arcade. These apprentices aren’t playing, though. They are on the job, even if it is only a replicated one. New to the USU Eastern