19 03, 2021

Meet the Simulator at Northeast Iowa Community College

March 19th, 2021|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is using the popularity of hands-on simulation to recruit students to a career in the construction industry. Roger Solberg, an independent trainer-consultant for NICC and owner of Equipment Operator Training, LLC (EOT), is taking the Construction Equipment Operator Mobile Simulator Trailer across Iowa. Solberg said

9 03, 2021

Operating Engineers Local 49 new partnership with Minnesota Virtual Academy

March 9th, 2021|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Operating Engineers Local 49 is hoping a new partnership with Minnesota Virtual Academy will draw more high-school graduates into the union’s registered apprenticeship program – and help meet future demand for skilled, trained workers in the heavy-equipment industry. At the start of this school year, instructors from Local 49 began teaching for-credit courses

16 02, 2021

Iowa students get taste of equipment operation with simulator

February 16th, 2021|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Oelwein High School junior Austin Perry strapped on the virtual reality goggles and held up his hands to match hands on the screen, to calibrate the machine to his body, allowing him to see the heavy equipment simulation he had been practicing, now in 3D. He turned to look behind

5 02, 2021

Collins Career Technical Centers Adds Cat® Simulators Training

February 5th, 2021|Categories: Articles, News, Video|Tags: , , , |

LAWRENCE COUNTY, OHIO (WOWK) — Collins Career Technical Center is training the up-and-coming workforce of heavy equipment operators a little differently this year. The Collins Career Technical Center recently installed two heavy equipment simulators to teach aspiring operators—and they do a lot. Mark Norris, the instructor of this groundbreaking new

13 01, 2021

A Community Comes Together to Develop a Workforce

January 13th, 2021|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Donna Comer,  Program Manager for Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) and  Plumbing Programs, has been with Workforce Solutions at Lord Fairfax Community College for 2 years. Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) has two campuses and two sites, and serves eight locations in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont

22 12, 2020

Cat® Simulators in Ukraine

December 22nd, 2020|Categories: News, Video|Tags: , , , , |

УНІКАЛЬНИЙ симулятор самоскида Caterpillar - перший в Україні!Caterpillar dealer, Zeppelin Ukraine, has partnered with a local mine to train workers using Cat Simulators. Recently recognized as Exporter of the Year, Simformotion employs a sales team who has relationships with businesses around the world that utilize simulators for training.  A warehouse team

11 12, 2020

Local high school receives two excavator simulators for construction academy

December 11th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Arnold High School received two excavator simulators for its construction academy Tuesday. A demonstration of the Cat Simulators equipment was held Wednesday to show Bay District School officials, construction company representatives and Arnold High School Principal Britt Smith how the simulators work. The simulators will be good training for students in the academy because

11 12, 2020

EMCC adds new Heavy Civil Construction program

December 11th, 2020|Categories: News, Video|Tags: , , , |

MAYHEW, MISS. (WCBI) – East Mississippi Community College is giving area industries an up-close at its new Heavy Civil Construction program. The school held an open house today at the Communiversity. The new course will give students hands-on training with heavy-duty equipment. Visitors were able to see simulators that will

28 11, 2020

College Brings CATs Into the Curriculum

November 28th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

A Virginia community college offers a program with a guaranteed job interview, plus a salary opportunity more than double the area’s average.MARTINSVILLE – Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville received a large package ahead of the holidays. It wasn’t part of a Black Friday deal, but brings with it potential