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Volvo CE Road Institute offers fall paving classes, big discount for early registration
Volvo Construction Equipment invites roadbuilders to two asphalt paving classes. Also, early registration can get you a significant discount. Learn more here.
September 10, 2018
Need paving training? Register now for Volvo’s 2018-19 Road Institute
Whether you are new to paving or have been in the business for awhile, register for Volvo's 2018-2019 Road Institute today to learn the latest techniques.
August 8, 2018
Construction interns sought for weekly scholarships, $10K grand prize
HCSS is actively searching for construction firm interns for weekly scholarships as well as a grand prize award. Get more details on Equipment World.
July 10, 2018
Ditch Witch now offering online vacuum excavation training
Ditch Witch has created an online Certified Vacuum Excavation Training program for all levels of operator experience. Read more on Equipment World.
July 5, 2018
Crane operator, signaler can train as team with new CM Labs simulator station
This technology allows team members to train simultaneously, as well as be trained in situations that are too risky or costly to do in real life. Details here.
June 28, 2018
Amid shortage of skilled laborers, Nev. contractors build operator training facility with high-tech simulators
Virtual-reality simulations will be the centerpiece of a new education and training facility that’s intended to provide a pipeline of sorely needed construction workers in Nevada. The heavy equipment operator training program will use the region’s first virtual reality construction heavy equipment simulators, according to the Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, […]
January 12, 2018
New Crane Industry Services evaluation identifies operator strengths, weaknesses
Crane Industry Services (CIS) has introduced its Qualified Crane Operator Evaluations (QCOE) process, which it says identifies “specific operator strengths and skills that need to be improved.” Using the QCOE process, an employer will see where its crane supervisors and operators’ knowledge and skills are strongest, and what areas need additional training or experience. CIS […]
January 8, 2018
New fee funds construction worker training in Ala.
The Alabama Construction Industry Craft Training Board has awarded $1.8 million in grants to train workers for construction jobs. The money comes from a new fee of $1 per $1,000 in project value on nonresidential building permits in the state. Collection of the fee began in October 2016, and the first disbursement was in September. […]
November 8, 2017
Doosan Bobcat donates machines to regional training centers
Doosan Bobcat North America has donated seven Bobcat machines to four regional vocational schools for service technician training programs. The donated equipment includes compact track loaders, compact excavators, wheel loaders and Versa-HANDLER telescopic tool carriers. The machines were delivered to Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, Minnesota; Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wisconsin; State […]
October 25, 2017
AGC of North Dakota awards scholarships to students in construction programs
The Associated General Contractors of North Dakota‘s (AGCND) Education Committee awarded 32 scholarships totaling more than $57,000 for the 2017-2018 school year to outstanding students enrolled in North Dakota post-secondary construction programs, The Jamestown Sun reports. The following students from the Jamestown area received scholarships: Michael Kelly — North Dakota State University, $1,500 Diederich Scholarship; Nicholas […]
August 14, 2017
Road Institute releases schedule for 52nd season of roadbuilding training classes
Volvo CE’s Road Institute, held at training centers in Shippensburg and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and Phoenix, Arizona, has released its training schedule for its 52nd season spanning October this year through May 2018. “The road building industry is changing, and placing different requirements on jobs — such as an increase in the number of states with […]
August 8, 2017
Arizona DOT offers Construction Academy Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) recently began providing training for entry-level positions as flaggers to 31 individuals through its free Construction Academy Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program. The program is offered through the department’s On-The-Job-Training Supportive Services Program, which is part of its Business Engagement and Compliance Office. ADOT says many of the trainees who start […]
July 31, 2017
Idaho Transportation Dept. grant provides free equipment training to vets, women, minorities
The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is one of only eight states out of 40 applicants to receive a $198,000 Ladders of Opportunity grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. With the grant, ITD chose 19 people from close to 700 applicants for a free three-week hands-on heavy equipment operator training course aimed at helping veterans, […]
July 19, 2017
Haver & Boecker teaches college students about the screening industry
For a second year, Haver & Boecker engineers gave 22 minerals students from the University of Toronto a firsthand look at the various aspects of vibrating screens and the screening process, which is essential for the production of construction aggregate. They capped off the experience with a plant tour to reinforce what the students had […]
July 13, 2017
Caltrans partners with Cal State Long Beach on training and certification program
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) have introduced a joint training and certification program (JTCP) as a means of boosting construction project quality and reducing delays. Caltrans is providing $1.3 million for the program, which will provide training and certification for materials testing technicians in hot-mix asphalt, soils […]
July 12, 2017
Roadtec offers asphalt paving and milling tech training at Chattanooga offices
Roadbuilding equipment manufacturer Roadtec is offering paving and milling technology classes in January and February at its training facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company says the training sessions are “intended for advanced and head mechanics, field technicians, and service technicians who have a working knowledge of electrical and hydraulics schematics, and electrical meters.” “Roadtec factory […]
January 11, 2017
Cat shows how to operate large loaders like a pro with in-depth tour of 988K
Caterpillar has posted a helpful training video for large loader operators to its Cat Mining YouTube page. The 25-minute video spends much of its time going through pre-operation basics such as maintenance checks, control location/functionality and start-up/shutdown procedures, but the last 10 or so minutes are chock full of information that even seasoned operators should […]
August 11, 2016
Crane study seeks to determine benefit of simulators in operator training
Crane Industry Services (CIS), has begun a study to determine how effective the integration of crane simulators is in its training program. The Atlanta-based company currently trains crane operators using a combination of online, classroom, hands-on and on-the-job training sessions. The study, performed through a partnership with Montreal-based CM Labs Simulations Inc. and West Georgia Technical College, introduces […]
July 11, 2016
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