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

Simformed July/August 2021

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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

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

Track Adjustment Affects Undercarriage Wear

Every application affects undercarriage wear differently and requires proper track adjustment. Adjust the track in the underfoot conditions in which the machine is working. For example, if track that is correctly adjusted for a non-packing application is put into a packing situation, packing materials will increase track tension, making the

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,

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

Trench Safety Week

Trench Safety Week (June 14-18), presents an opportunity for employers to discuss the dangers of trench and excavations. Take a Safety Stand Down to focus on the importance of using trench protective systems and protecting workers from trenching hazards. Make safety a priority in your organization every day of the

Youth learn heavy equipment skills

Program gives Camp Florence hands-on construction equipment training Camp Florence Youth Transitional Facility is a work study program which provides education and training to youth who are preparing to transition into the community from state oversight. One of the main ways the students prepare to accomplish this often-daunting task is

Work Related Deaths and Injuries Facts

The cost of injuries and deaths in the workplace can be devastating to businesses. Training employees properly can help avoid accidents. An investment in training today, such as Cat Simulators, can pay for itself in the cost of a mishap, fine or worse, loss of life. Download our free infographic on the