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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... Learn More

Where Are All the Highly-Skilled Workers?

Now hiring! Help wanted! These are the signs of our times. While many Americans understand that the national economy has picked up steam and unemployment rates are at their lowest levels in decades, most remain unaware that the nation’s manufacturers are in the midst of a full-blown workforce crisis. Technology is rapidly transforming modern manufacturing,... Learn More... 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

“Industry 4.0 Fundamentals” Sets the Deck for Student Success

When the Back to the Future trilogy debuted in 1985, it was met with great fanfare and adoration. It starred an immensely popular child-turned-adult actor (Michael J. Fox), featured one of the coolest movie cars of all time (DeLorean), and boasted a box office grossing of almost $417 million for the three films. Though the... Learn More... 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... 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

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

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

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

KY FAME’s 7 Steps to Solving the Manufacturing Skills Gap

KY FAME (Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) is solving the manufacturing skills gap. This partnership of local manufacturers has created a sustainable pipeline of much needed skilled workers. Here is what they are doing – and it works. Step 1: Engage and listen to the needs of local manufacturers Common sense, right? But all... Learn More... 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

Indiana Small Business of the Year Honored by State Chamber

November 9, 2010 (INDIANAPOLIS) — A Jeffersonville company that designs and manufactures technical learning systems was honored today as the state’s 2010 Small Business of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Amatrol, Inc. was chosen from a field of dozens of nominees from around the state. Amatrol and other top small businesses were recognized at the annual awards luncheon held in downtown Indianapolis.

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