16 09, 2021

Mining For Gold

September 16th, 2021|Categories: Infographics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What’s worth its weight in gold around the world? Cat® Simulators heavy equipment operator training is, when future operators learn to run machines safely and efficiently in both open pit and underground mining operations. The hands-on simulator prepares students to operate mining machinery in the safety of a virtual environment.

9 09, 2021

Heavy Equipment Operator Students Gain Confidence of Real-World Skills in Virtual Simulator Training at Collins Career Technical Center

September 9th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

After an accident left Jason Douglas unable to continue his career as an auto mechanic, he knew he needed to re-invent himself. At 36 years old, Douglas, who lives in Ironton, Ohio, started searching for new opportunities. That’s when he discovered the accredited Heavy Equipment Operator course at nearby Collins

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

27 08, 2021

Illinois Department of Corrections upends inmate work business model

August 27th, 2021|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , |

As an Illinois state prison inmate, having a job when incarcerated is considered a privilege. About 1,100 men and women — out of the about 40,000 Illinois state prison inmates — have the opportunity to leave their cells during the day to work at prison shops on the grounds of the prison.Prison jobs

9 08, 2021

Safe & Sound Week (August 9-15)

August 9th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Safe & Sound week (Aug 9-15) is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America's workers safe. The U.S. Dept of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) offers safety many resources

4 08, 2021

From hands-on training to the workforce

August 4th, 2021|Categories: Articles, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

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,