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 Construction Personnel Executives Group, 24% of respondents will be unable to bid more work and 32% will experience slow growth if their companies cannot reasonably meet the need for skilled labor and tradespeople.”
The number one position that is expected to be the most difficult to fill is heavy equipment operator. Companies will need to leverage technology that can help train operators and get them on the jobsite quicker. Users that adopt simulator training as part of their learning plan gain skills faster than through traditional methods of training. For companies that need skilled heavy equipment operators, Cat Simulators are not only the answer to train effectively, but also impact safety and reduce costs.