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Case Study: Solving The Process Technologies Skills-Gap In Texas’s Upper Panhandle

PDF Version of Solving The Process Technologies Skills-Gap In Texas’s Upper Panhandle Companies in Texas’s upper panhandle are in dire need to fill a skills-gap and train employees in various disciplines, especially process technologies and instrumentation due to the strong presence of refineries. A local institution, Frank Phillips College of Borger, Texas, applied for and received... Learn More... Learn More

Amatrol’s New Portable Motor Control & Portable Motor AC Drive Learning Systems

Amatrol proudly introduces four new additions to our offering of portable learning systems: Portable Motor Control (990-MC1) Portable Motor Control Troubleshooting (990-MC1F) Portable Motor AC Drive (990-DRV1) Portable Motor AC Drive Troubleshooting (990-DRV1F) These mobile learning systems provide a cost-effective solution for when motor control and motor drive education is needed in multiple locations, yet... Learn More

Basic Programmable Controllers: AB500

Instructor's Course Overview: This course is for college, industry, vocational, high school, and university level instructors who plan to teach the basic concepts and skills of the MicroLogix programmable controller system. This course features hands-on familiarization with Amatrol's PLC troubleshooting trainer (890-PEC-B) and MicroLogix-based PLC Learning System model 890-AB500-B hardware, software and curriculum.

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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... 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... 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... Learn More

Five Tips for Successful Technical Training Grant Proposals

In this article, an experienced grant writer shares five quick tips for improving your chance of funding a technical training program through grant funding. These grant writing tips are a great start to any grant proposal. Say you’re an ambitious educator, school administrator, or training director and industry leaders in your community are telling you,... Learn More... Learn More

Amatrol Selected as a Finalist for SME Training Provider of the Year

Amatrol Selected as a Finalist for SME Training Provider of the Year Amatrol would like your vote for SME Training Provider of the Year! Vote by clicking the banner below and selecting Amatrol from the drop-down menu in the SME Training Provider of the Year category: Amatrol has been shortlisted for the SME Training Provider... Learn More... Learn More

Area Manufacturers: Help 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

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

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

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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

National Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program Certifies First Apprentices in IN

National Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program Certifies First Apprentices in Indiana Amatrol became the first company in Indiana to graduate workers from Industrial Manufacturing Technician apprenticeships. In fact, three Amatrol employees – Beverly Garvin, Alyssa Wheatley, and Jessica Schafer – completed the apprenticeship program in March 2018. Three additional Amatrol employees are currently enrolled in the program... Learn More

We Can Solve the Technical Skills Gap! by Paul Perkins

This article originally appeared in a newsletter for the National Governor’s Association. It is being reprinted here with their permission. Where Will Technically-Skilled Workers Be Found to Ensure A Bright Economic Future? Sometimes too much of a good thing can bring about its own demise, and it seems we face the specter of that outcome... Learn More... Learn More

Machine Troubleshooting – A Vital But Shrinking Industry Skill

Troubleshooters are highly skilled workers, but unfortunately, they are becoming an increasingly rare breed in the workforce. I sat down with managers from several large manufacturers to discuss the problem of finding qualified troubleshooters and they explained that in the past, training courses only taught the basics, while the real troubleshooting skills were learned on-the-job... Learn More

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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