19 01, 2023

Catholic Charities Community Services Provides Career Pathways to Improve Lives and Communities

“Helping our community's most vulnerable with solutions that permanently improve lives” is Catholic Charities Community Services’ mission statement. And that’s precisely what Catholic Charities does and more. Through its Center for Educational Opportunity and Career Pathways, the organization provides adult education courses for those individuals wishing to pursue education and

8 12, 2022

How Simulators Help Meet Demand for Heavy Equipment Operators

The U.S. Bureau of Labor projects more than 50,800 new heavy equipment operator positions will be added to the U.S. workforce every year until 2031. In response, high schools, technical schools, community colleges, and construction companies are creating heavy equipment operator (HEO) programs to fill the pipeline quickly and efficiently.

22 11, 2022

Cat® Simulators Systems and SimScholars™ Curriculum Play Key Roles in Georgia’s New Heavy Equipment Operator Training Program’s Success

Cat® Simulators systems along with SimScholars™ heavy equipment operator (HEO) curriculum are playing key roles in the state of Georgia’s newly launched HEO simulator training program.The new HEO program is one of Georgia’s 17 Career Clusters/Pathways which provide a structure for organizing and delivering quality Career, Technical and Agricultural Education

29 09, 2022

Georgia’s New Heavy Equipment Operator Simulator Training Program

The new Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) Simulator Training Program has created a brand-new construction pathway for Georgia high schools. Each Career Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE) pathway consists of the following three classes: Industry Fundamentals & Occupational Safety (NCCER Industry Credential) Intro to Heavy Equipment: Excavator (Cat® Simulators, SimScholars™ Curriculum

8 09, 2022

Avoid Tire Damage on Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment tires are expensive and must be maintained to get the most life and value out of them. Operators should complete a walkaround inspection every day including checking for damage and wear on tires. Beyond the daily inspection, operators must know how to drive, brake, shift and maneuver equipment

12 07, 2022

Maintenance Tips for Maximum Uptime Series: Wheel Loader

Avoid unnecessary downtime and extra depreciation by properly maintaining your Wheel Loader. Most important is to teach operators to complete a pre-operation walkaround inspection before every shift. Identifying issues before they become major problems can alleviate unplanned costs and missed production days. Beyond the walkaround inspection and adhering to a regular

28 06, 2022

Making a Difference in Incarcerated Prisoners’ Lives One Training Program at a Time

While driving to work in 2019, Henry Sanders, former Career and Technical Educational Coordinator for the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections, noticed construction work happening in the area.  It was nothing new.  It happened all the time. Then he spotted women operating heavy equipment. And that’s when Sanders