17 05, 2022

Howard College offers class to operate heavy equipment

May 17th, 2022|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , |

BIG SPRING, Texas — Howard college in big spring is using new technology to get students ahead of the game when it comes to jobs that use heavy machinery, which applies to a lot of different jobs in our area.The Heavy Equipment operator course at Howard College opens the door

13 05, 2022

Women learn trade skills at Louisiana Correctional Institute

May 13th, 2022|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Since 2016, the incarcerated population has decreased because of programs training people for jobs when they get out of prison. It may look like normal Capital Area construction. “Once I started it, it was just the idea of learning something new and being given an

12 04, 2022

Reduce Employee Turnover With Training Opportunities

April 12th, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The great resignation or the great reshuffling, either way, means you have probably experienced some employee turnover in the last two years. If your organization offers attractive salaries and benefits and you are still losing employees, it may be because of a lack of learning opportunities. According to a survey

1 04, 2022

Hands-on learning: Touring Baker Technical Institute

April 1st, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A rainy day didn’t deter the Baker Technical Institute from welcoming state legislators, county commissioners, Blue Mountain Community College representatives, and company representatives from around the region for a tour on Monday morning, March 28.State Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, whose district includes Baker County, had visited BTI, which is based at

29 03, 2022

Carmeuse Busts Long-standing Production and Safety Myth

March 29th, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

For more than 160 years, Carmeuse, a family-owned materials and services company, has provided solutions in mining operations, equipment, material processing and engineering around the globe. The Belgium-based company employs more than 5,000 employees worldwide with 2,500 employees located in North America. Of those 2,500, approximately 80 percent operate heavy

23 03, 2022

Operator training with a difference Caterpillar Simulators And Virtual Reality Solutions

March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Simulators aren’t new to the training world. The first time I had a crack at one was 20 years ago at a mine site in the Hunter Valley, it was pretty cool. Simulators are a tremendous tool for introducing industry operators to a new piece of equipment in a safe,

19 01, 2022

Lowpoint Washburn High School Seniors Visit Simformotion

January 19th, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of the best field trips ever! That’s how a Lowpoint Washburn high school senior described his recent class field trip to Simformotion’s headquarters in East Peoria, Illinois, where he and six of his classmates spent the day learning ̶ not by reading books, using their tablets or listening to

10 01, 2022


January 10th, 2022|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

“Think Safety. Work Safely” is more than the safety slogan at Ledcor U.S. Heavy Civil and Mining, based in Reno, Nevada. It’s part of the company’s culture and its number one priority. At Ledcor, people are the most important asset which explains why safety tops the company’s list of values

8 11, 2021

MHS students get to work with heavy equipment

November 8th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Monroe High School held its first-ever Heavy Equipment Day for students in Career and Technical Education programs.Industry professionals brought equipment on-site, offered hands-on learning experiences and shared information about post-secondary career opportunities and training.Partner organizations that provided guest speakers and equipment for the Heavy Equipment Day included Michigan CAT, the Michigan

1 11, 2021

Ledcor US Civil and Mining invests in employees using tech-based training

November 1st, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Based in Reno, Nevada, Ledcor US Heavy Civil and Mining services reach across the lifespan of a mine, from facility construction to full-scale contract mining of coal, minerals, or metals, as well as mine reclamation and a wide variety of heavy civil activities. With vast long-term projects in multiple locations