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Amatrol’s eLearning: The Technical Training Solution for Industry

Click HERE to view this article as a multimedia presentation. The Challenge What is the biggest challenge facing industry today? Most business leaders can quickly name a variety of challenges they face, but according to IBM’s “The Value of Training” white paper, “more than 65% of global leaders cite ‘talent and leadership shortages’ as their... Learn More

How Does Industry 4.0 Affect My Job? The Truth Behind Smart Automation

To watch a Multimedia version of this story, please click here. When we open up trusted publications and see headlines like… “ROBOTS ARE STEALING OUR JOBS” (Entrepreneur, April 2019) “AI EXPERT SAYS AUTOMATION COULD REPLACE 40% OF JOBS IN 15 YEARS” (Fortune, Jan. 2019) “JOB LOSS FROM AI? THERE’S MORE TO FEAR!” (Forbes, Aug. 2018)... Learn More

Training the Future Workforce: We’re Not in Kansas Anymore

  “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Those iconic words spoken by Dorothy upon her arrival in Oz perfectly summed up how she felt about being out of her comfort zone in a new, unfamiliar environment. Similar words might be spoken today by someone experiencing a modern advanced manufacturing facility for the... Learn More

Technical Training & Certifications in Prison Systems Could Close Skills Gap

For approximately nine million incarcerated offenders annually, it is the moment they have been counting down toward – they day they’re released back into society. Oftentimes, it can be met with a wide range of emotion: excitement of reuniting with family and friends; relief of reacquiring freedom; and anxiety of what their next steps may... Learn More

Skills Training in Correctional Facilities: How Second Chances Could Help Close the Skills Gap

Employers all throughout industry face a human capital crisis that’s only going to get worse before it gets better. Thanks to a worldwide skills gap and record-low unemployment rates, companies find it increasingly difficult to hire the skilled workers they so desperately need. At the same time, there’s a large population of people who often... Learn More

NIMS Certifications Pave the Path to a Successful Career in Industry

If you’re looking for a job, look no further than the nearest advanced manufacturing facility. In today’s job market, that’s good advice because manufacturing is booming. According to the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturers added 13,000 new jobs in January 2019. This continues the trend started in 2018. In total, manufacturers created 284,000 jobs in... Learn More

Are Your Students Prepared To Work in a Smart Factory?

What do you think of when you hear the words “factory job”? For many people, these words bring to mind images of masses of workers performing repetitive tasks on assembly lines in grimy environments. People with this mental image often assume that all factory jobs are low-skill jobs that don’t require much knowledge or preparation.... Learn More

Dual Enrollment Programs Pave the Pathway to Career Success

How do you prefer to communicate with family members, close friends, and co-workers? The options today are numerous: instant message, tweet, snap, text message, or even — if a non-emoji-enabled technology will have to do — a phone call. Of course, some people fondly remember the days of the landline and what a revolution it... Learn More

Could Automation Revive Manufacturing Apprenticeships?

“Robots are taking away our jobs!” This is the cry heard throughout industry by those who fear losing their jobs to robots and other automated systems. Yes, automation does tend to eliminate some low-skill jobs, but we need to move beyond the simplistic view that automation is nothing more than a job killer. In reality,... Learn More

Looking Ahead to Manufacturing Trends in 2019

Take a bow, Manufacturing – you’re looking good! Over the past eight years, manufacturing created roughly 1.1 million jobs, bouncing back from the sector’s abyss experienced during the Great Recession. More recently, according to the Institute for Supply Management, 17 of the 18 major manufacturing industries have experienced growth, with overall production estimated to grow... Learn More

Guiding Students toward the In-Demand Skills & Roles of the Future

It’s the perennial question all kids face as they progress through school: what do you want to be when you grow up? The question takes on greater significance as kids turn into young adults in high school and beyond. For instructors and administrators, the task of guiding the students entrusted to them is more important... Learn More

Makerspaces, Amatrol Work to Close the Skills Gap

Explore. Create. Connect. When the California Community Colleges launched their Maker Initiative in 2016 — a three-year, $17-million commitment — the goal was to think outside of the box regarding student education. The plan was simple: enable students to explore possible career paths, while still allowing them freedom to create, and hone, skills that they... Learn More

Training Tomorrow’s Workforce Starts Today

Science fiction fans have waited patiently for decades, eagerly anticipating the day when robots would take over the world. Fortunately, the “rise of the machines” predicted by the Terminator movies has not come to pass. Humans remain in control of Earth, but robots have established a firm foothold in certain areas of our lives. Modern... Learn More

Using eAssessment To Bridge the Skills Gap with Targeted Training

The robots are coming. Sounds like a tag line from an old sci-fi movie, doesn’t it? Fifty years ago, that statement might have struck fear into the heart of those waiting for an imminent attack by chrome-plated, voice-modulated humanoid machines. Thankfully, the far-fetched plots of those old sci-fi movies didn’t come to pass. Nevertheless, the... Learn More

Industry-Standard Certifications Can Jump-Start or Fast-Track Your Career in Advanced Manufacturing

A century ago, the term “factory job” meant a low-skill, low-pay job in a facility that was likely as dirty and gloomy as it was potentially-dangerous. Not something to aspire to, these jobs usually attracted only those unable or unwilling to seek higher education to pursue a different career path. Fast forward to today and... Learn More

Join Us at ACTE VISION 2018 & See Smart Factory Training Systems In Action

Join Amatrol at the ACTE Career Tech VISION 2018 in San Antonio, Texas on November 29th and 30th. Come see us in booth #800 and check out of our new Smart Factory and Tabletop Smart Factory Learning Systems, Skill Boss, Portable Process Control Learning System, and more! More About Amatrol Learning Systems Featured at the... Learn More

Four Reasons Why Students Should Seek Out More Apprenticeships

In this article, a former high school educator shares four reasons why apprenticeships should be presented to students of all ages, and how they can prepare a student for the workforce better than a traditional college setting. Sometimes in life, the next logical step in an order of operations is a simple one. For example,... Learn More

Austin Peay Becomes Second College to Offer Siemens Bachelor’s Degree

To read the full article from the Leaf Chronicle, click here. Starting in the fall of 2019, Austin Peay State University (APSU) will accomplish something only one other North American post-secondary institution has done: award a Bachelor’s-level Siemens Mechatronics System Certification Program. While several other community colleges offer certificates and Associate’s degrees for Mechatronics, only... Learn More

Amatrol Mechatronics Training Video

Amatrol’s Mechatronics Training Video Amatrol’s mechatronics training video showcases Amatrol’s Mechatronics Learning System, which recreates an industrial environment to teach learners real-world tasks to develop job-ready skills. Fully supported by Amatrol’s self-paced, interactive multimedia curriculum, this mechatronics training system incorporates mechanical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical systems all under PLC control to assemble an industrial... Learn More

Visit Amatrol at ACTE CareerTech VISION 2016

Amatrol is pleased to be an exhibitor at ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2016 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 1-2, 2016! Amatrol will be exhibiting the following: Mechatronics Line with FANUC Robot Electrical Wiring Learning System Hydraulic Maintenance Learning System Portable Mechanical Drives 1 Learning System (Metric) Portable Pneumatic Learning System Portable AC Motor Drive Learning System... Learn More

Amatrol Hosts 350 Students for Manufacturing Day 2016

Amatrol hosted manufacturers, educators, & community leaders for National Manufacturing Day 2016 events to educate the public about the opportunities in manufacturing. Over the 3 day event, approximately 350 students also took part in 25 tours of Amatrol’s facility. National Manufacturing Day allows students to learn about skills that can prepare them for a promising... Learn More

Join Amatrol at SkillsUSA 2016 in June

Amatrol is pleased to be an exhibitor at SkillsUSA 2016 National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky on June 21-23! Amatrol will be exhibiting the following: Tabletop Mechatronics Mechanical Fabrication 1 Basic Fluid Power Learning System (Double Sided A-Frame Bench with Two Hydraulic Manifolds) Portable AC/DC Electrical Learning System Portable Electric Relay Control Learning... Learn ... Learn More

NIMS Pilot New Industrial Technology Maintenance Credential

On behalf of the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Amatrol invites manufacturers in southern Indiana and surrounding areas to help in piloting their competency-based Industrial Technology Maintenance (ITM) credentials before the national release. NIMS has endorsed Amatrol as its preferred eLearning source for cutting-edge multimedia training materials to support this new ITM Certification. Amatrol’s... Learn More

NIMS Endorses Amatrol’s Multimedia Curricula for ITM Certification

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has endorsed Amatrol as its preferred eLearning source for cutting-edge multimedia training materials to support its new Industrial Maintenance Technology (IMT) Certification. Amatrol’s multimedia based training will cover a wide array of maintenance skills for all duty areas of the certification including general maintenance operations, hydraulic systems, process... Learn More

Low-Cost, High-Skill Portable Simulators Can Help Workforce Shortage

Let’s face it – with over 2 million U.S. manufacturing jobs going unfilled because applicants lack the required skills, we have an urgent and critical need for manufacturing training. Companies and community colleges are desperately trying to fill this skills gap, and portable simulators, also called trainers, may provide the edge that they need to... Learn More

Amatrol Selected for President’s “E” Award for Export Excellence

Washington, D.C. – Amatrol, the world’s leader in skills-based, interactive technical learning, is proud to announce our selection as the 2014 President’s “E” Award for Exports by the United States Department of Commerce. This award was created in 1961 to recognize “persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase United States... Learn ... Learn More

President Barack Obama Commends CCAC’s Job-Driven Training

Jeffersonville, IN – On Tuesday, April 16, 2014, President Barack Obama gave strong commendations to the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) regarding their highly successful, job-driven training programs and cited them as an example that similar organizations can follow. Amatrol is proud that CCAC has long chosen to use a wide array of Amatrol... Learn More

Amatrol proudly introduces our new line of eBooks!

Jeffersonville, Ind. – Amatrol, the world’s leader in skills-based, interactive technical learning, proudly introduces our new line of eBooks, an electronic version of our world-class, print-based LAP (Learning Activity Packet) style curriculum that provides learners the ability to take these course online 24/7, including assessments! Quizzes are taken online and the instructor instantly has the... Learn More

Walla Walla CC wins The Aspen Prize, cites Amatrol as “paramount equipment”

Jeffersonville, Ind. – Amatrol, the world’s leader in skills-based, interactive technical learning, congratulates Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) on their recent selection as a co-winner of the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Amatrol proudly supports WWCC as a key learning partner in their Energy Systems Technology program.... Learn More

Fluid Power Basics

Instructor's Course Overview: This course is for college, industry, vocational, high school, and university level instructors who plan to teach basic concepts and skills in fluid power. Students who have no background in this field or desire to become familiar with Amatrol's curriculum for this level will gain significantly from the course. It features hands-on familiarization with Amatrol's basic and intermediate level fluid power training systems (850 models) and curriculum in both ... Learn More

Robotic Movements: Camp Teaches Science, Math Skills

Students from Southern Indiana area attending the Summer Robotics Camp sponsored by Amatrol in Jeffersonville, the Prosser School of Technology, Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue University. The camp gave students the opportunity to do what mechanical and software engineers might do on a daily basis.... Learn More

Siemens Partnership | Amatrol

Siemens and Amatrol have been training partners since 2006. In North America, Amatrol is the preferred corporate training partner for Siemens, offering training for Siemens PLCs, mechatronics, and more. Amatrol works with Siemens partner colleges and the Siemens Technik Akademie in Berlin to develop and promote technical training.

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Amatrol’s Partnership with NIMS

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) is the nation’s only ANSI accredited developer of precision manufacturing skill standards and competency assessments. NIMS certifies individual skills against standards and accredits programs that meet its quality requirements. NIMS stakeholders represent over 6,000 American companies.

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Solar PV Troubleshooting | 950-SPT1

Instructor's Course Overview: This course is for college, industry, vocational, and university level instructors who plan to teach basic concepts and skills in solar PV technology application. Students who have no background in this field or desire to become familiar with Amatrol's curriculum for this level will gain significantly from the course. A good knowledge of electrical systems is strongly recommended as a basis for this course. The course features hands-on ... Learn More

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