1 09, 2021

WPCC reveals new heavy equipment simulation lab

September 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Those interested in pursuing a career in construction or heavy machinery operation can now receive training thanks to new simulator at Western Piedmont Community College. The new heavy equipment simulator program allows students who are interested in heavy machinery operation the chance to try the equipment out without risking damage

8 06, 2021

Youth learn heavy equipment skills

June 8th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

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

23 09, 2020

Anatomy of a Small Wheel Loader

September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Infographics|Tags: , , , , , , |

Wheel Loaders (a.k.a. front-end loaders and bucket loaders) are used to move and load materials such as clay, soil, snow, feed, gravel, rocks, sand, woodchips and many other types. The Wheel Loader has a bucket mounted to the front of the machine with two arms and articulated steering which allows

17 10, 2017

Training Operators to Meet a State-Wide Need

October 17th, 2017|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , |

Nebraska’s Construction employment is predicted to continue growing over the next couple of years, according to the latest long-term economic forecast from the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Construction is expected to be the fastest-growing sector of the state's economy through 2018. Central Community College