The heavy equipment program at Keyano College is gaining traction around the region. At one time Keyano College, located in Alberta, Canada, had a busy heavy equipment program. The program was discontinued when the fuel and maintenance costs ran too high for the school’s budget. Administrators at the college remembered
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
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
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
Over the past five years, more than 1800 students have logged time on eight different Cat® Simulator models at the Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center (NACTEC) in Nome, Alaska. According to NACTEC Director, Doug Walrath, over 12% (229 students) have continued on to more advanced and focused training utilizing
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In order to focus development and manufacturing efforts on new machines and emerging industries, the Wheel Tractor-Scraper Simulator System will no longer be offered as part of the Cat® Simulators product line. The Wheel Tractor-Scraper was one of the first simulators developed under the licensing agreement that Simformotion™ LLC holds
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
The outlook is bright for future employment as a heavy equipment operator. Opportunity abounds in the field with new construction projects on the rise and the retirement of many seasoned operators within the next few years.
Danny Turner is the Training and Development Coordinator at Aecon Mining in Alberta, Canada. He has worked in construction for 40 years, operating everything from the small dozers and excavators to the large hydraulic shovels found at massive mining operations. During the last 5 years in his role as Training