Simformed-May/June 2017

In this Issue Workforce Development Report; Optimize Simulator Training and get better results; Cat® Simulators follow the Oregon Trail; Offer Finance Options; and Advanced Hydraulic Excavator. From the Editor There are a lot of headlines about the lack of skilled trades, including heavy equipment operators. Has your organization

Simformotion™ LLC Announces 2017-2018 Scholarship Opportunity

Peoria, Ill.—In support of careers in heavy equipment operation, construction management, mining engineering, forestry and other heavy equipment industries, Simformotion™ LLC announces an academic collegiate scholarship opportunity for the 2017-2018 school year. The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in an accredited heavy-equipment-related program at an institution

SIMFORMED – January/February 2017

In this Issue Reap the benefits of simulator training. Fuel use avoidance equates to significant savings. Simulators offer a portable training option and Cat® Simulators visit the Mardi Gras State. From the Editor Happy New Year and welcome to the first issue of Simformed for 2017! Every other

SIMFORMED – November/December 2016

In this Issue Seat belt use can save lives. Cat® Simulators train now and for the future. Motion creates a realistic training experience and Cat Simulators bring solutions to forestry. From the Editor Growth and attrition. Together, these factors create a compelling need to invest in the development

Seat Belts Save Heavy Equipment Operator Lives

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

Simformotion™ LLC Announces Cat® Simulators 2016-2017 Scholarship Winner

Peoria, IL, August 2016 — Simformotion™ LLC – a leader in heavy equipment simulator development – is pleased to announce that John Escarcega of Eloy, AZ, has been awarded the 2016-2017 Cat® Simulators Scholarship. He will receive $2,000 to support his pursuit of a heavy equipment-related career. Applications were accepted

Construction Projects Impact the Need for Trained Equipment Operators

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

SIMFORMED – September/October 2016

In this Issue Announcing the Cat® Simulators 2016-2017 Scholarship Winner. Alaska school uses simulators as a career exploration tool. Walkarounds promote safety and productivity and Cat Simulators are on the road. From the Editor This issue of Simformed is hitting your inbox just as our team is returning

Cat Simulators Train Current Employees and Influence the Future of the Construction Industry

Kim Lineberger, President of LCI-Lineberger Construction, Inc., and Jan Lineberger, President of Carolina Construction School, LLC, in Lancaster, South Carolina see a two-fold benefit to Cat® Simulators. They are a cost-effective way to train current employees and can be used to increase awareness of careers in construction. Improving the Skills

Simulators Bring Cost Savings and Enriched Training to Utah State University

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

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