A Community Comes Together to Develop a Workforce

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

Cat® Simulators in Ukraine

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

Local high school receives two excavator simulators for construction academy

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

EMCC adds new Heavy Civil Construction program

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

Simformed November/December 2020

In This Issue Free Publicity. Cat® Simulators Support. Excavator Curriculum. Fatigue Danger. Free Publicity Want some free publicity for your heavy equipment operator program? The simulators are an excellent hook. Plan a special event or “day” where you can host a tour of your facility and include the simulators. The

Risks & Effects of Sleep Debt

You could be at risk on the job for injuries, or even a fatality, because of fatigue. Every person needs a recommended amount of sleep. When employees don’t get enough sleep, they and everyone else on the jobsite, are in danger. Take a look at the statistics on the risks

College Brings CATs Into the Curriculum

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

CW Matthews Simulator Apprenticeship Program

C.W. Matthews realized that the best way to have the most safe and efficient heavy equipment operators was to train them in house. But the consistent struggle in training new operators is tying up machines. Because “time is money” it becomes very expensive when machines are not productive. So developing

‘Be Pro Be Proud SC’ hoping to recruit younger workers to skilled trades

WESTMINSTER, SC (FOX Carolina) -- South Carolina leaders are hoping a 53-foot semi-truck trailer equipped with the latest simulation technology will get more young people interested in pursuing a skilled trade for a career. Today the trailer, called the Workforce Workshop, stopped at Tri-County Technical College's Oconee Campus. It's part

CLTCC adds bulldozer simulator for forestry technology training

WINNFIELD, La. (CLTCC) - Thanks to a grant from The Rapides Foundation, Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) students in the Forestry Technology Program can now learn the basics of operating a bulldozer on a state-of-the-art simulator.The bulldozer simulator is the third heavy equipment simulator in the program, joining simulators for