22 07, 2021

Collins Career and Technical Center Heavy Equipment Simulators

July 22nd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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

14 07, 2021

Track Adjustment Affects Undercarriage Wear

July 14th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

21 06, 2021

SOFTEC draws state attention and grant

June 21st, 2021|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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,

7 06, 2021

Work Related Deaths and Injuries Facts

June 7th, 2021|Categories: Infographics|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

29 04, 2021

The Cost of Idle Time

April 29th, 2021|Categories: Infographics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Efficiency and resource conservation is at the forefront of all our minds. Production must be as efficient as possible. Idle time comes with a heavy financial cost to organizations. Fuel use, unplanned maintenance, and loss of production are just a few of the issues. Utilizing Cat Simulators to gain skills

27 04, 2021

Boddington Gold Mine

April 27th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

The road to gold begins in Perth, Australia. Boasting the world’s largest gold mine, Boddington, the mine reached 2 million ounces of gold produced in 2012 and expected total gold production to reach 5.2 million ounces at the end of 2020, across its Boddington, Kalgoorlie and Tanami operations. Imagine the

20 04, 2021

Dexter Institute Private Career College

April 20th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

The Dexter Institute Private Career College, Nova Scotia, offers students extensive theory and practical training in heavy equipment operation. Starting in February each year, the Heavy Equipment Operator Program trains students to safely and efficiently operate multiple pieces of equipment. “One significant key to the program’s success is the use

7 04, 2021

Nevada DOC Prepares Inmates for Apprenticeships & Reduces Recidivism

April 7th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Since 2017, the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) has been helping to build the state’s workforce. High Desert State Prison (HDSP) is the largest state prison in Nevada and houses approximately 3,800 inmates. Its vocational program is made up of culinary, automotive, and construction, and is the location for the

30 03, 2021

Simformed March/April 2021

March 30th, 2021|Categories: eNewsletters|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In This Issue Skill Builder Simulator Line. Accepting Bitcoin. Download a free infographic on Blind Spot Awareness. See Collins Career Center’s New Heavy Equipment Program. New Cat® Simulators Skill Builder Line We are constantly looking for ways to help our clients grow their operators and students. Once learners understand all