22 08, 2022

Local students get hands-on with excavator simulators

ALTHA, Fla. (WMBB) — High schools across America have been offering driver’s ed for decades, but very few have heavy equipment operation as a class. Calhoun County high schoolers can now learn how to operate excavators, using state-of-the-art simulators. Levi Anderson is a senior at Altha High School. He is

17 05, 2022

Howard College offers class to operate heavy equipment

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

13 05, 2022

Women learn trade skills at Louisiana Correctional Institute

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

25 10, 2021

Students Have Real-World Experience With Simulator

CRESCO - Students from Crestwood and Riceville High Schools were able to experience a construction simulator at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) on Oct. 6.This was a partnership between Equipment Operator Training, LLC (EOT), JB Holland Construction and NICC.The simulator is a training tool for students and employees to operate

4 08, 2021

From hands-on training to the workforce

The partnership between CCHS and BTI provides opportunities for students to gain real-world experience in heavy equipment operation that prepares them for life beyond high school Dust clouds could be seen off Lamonta Road Wednesday afternoon, as dirt was being moved by a dozer, excavator, wheel loader, min excavator and

22 07, 2021

Collins Career and Technical Center Heavy Equipment Simulators

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — Gayle Manchin won’t hold her breath for a career in heavy equipment operation, but it didn’t stop her from giving the training course a try.Manchin, the federal co-chair for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), visited Collins Career and Technical Center in Chesapeake, Ohio, on Wednesday to gain

15 07, 2021

Camp Community College’s New Heavy Equipment Operator Program

Camp Community College’s Division of Workforce Development recently announced the launch of the new Heavy Equipment Operator program at its Regional Warehouse & Distribution Training Facility in Franklin.“We were able to procure two CAT heavy equipment simulators using state funding,” said former Workforce Director Dr. Angela Lawhorne, who recently left

21 06, 2021

SOFTEC draws state attention and grant

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Lieutenant Governor’s office were in Siren on Tuesday, June 15 noting a $47,000 WEDC grant award for the Softec facility in Siren, which does virtual heavy equipment training. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes was on hand and praised the opportunity the Softec offers,

15 06, 2021

Cat Simulators SimLite Dozer

Compact and portable training is a reality for heavy equipment operators with Cat® Simulators new SimLite Dozer. The units can be set up in a classroom or travel easily in Pelican™ cases to take training on the road. The simulators include genuine Cat controls and exercises developed with Cat expert