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Supply Chain 4.0: How to Attract and Develop Skilled Workers for the Digital Supply Chain

  Click HERE to view Supply Chain 4.0: How to Attract and Develop Skilled Workers for the Digital Supply Chain as a multimedia presentation. The Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to transform the way industries across the board do business today. The technological advances that characterize Industry 4.0 are also reshaping the supply chain, creating a new “Supply… Learn More


Skill Boss Logistics: Supply Chain Automation Training & Assessment for Certification

Click HERE to view Skill Boss Logistics: Supply Chain Automation Training & Assessment for Certification as a multimedia presentation. Have you noticed how quickly new technologies are transforming the supply chain automation and material handling industries? If you’re responsible for hiring workers in these industries, then the answer is assuredly a resounding “Yes!” As each new piece… Learn More


Amatrol’s Industrial eLearning: The Perfect Choice for Large Companies

    Click HERE to view Amatrol’s Industrial eLearning: The Perfect Choice for Large Companies as a multimedia presentation. Is your company the best in the world at something? If so, what is it? Could it be industrial eLearning? Of course not! Why not? Because industrial eLearning is what Amatrol is the best in the world at!… Learn More


Perkins V: What You Need to Know

    Click HERE to view Perkins V: What You Need to Know as a multimedia presentation. On July 31, 2018, the president signed into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, more commonly known as Perkins V. The law provides approximately $1.3 billion each year to help schools grow and improve… Learn More


Switching to eLearning Due to COVID-19? Avoid These Myths About Online Industrial Training

To view ‘Switching to eLearning Due to COVID-19? Avoid These Myths About Online Industrial Training’ as a Multimedia presentation, please click here In its infancy stage, online industrial training was considered an oddity in education. However as years passed, web-based eLearning has become a common learning tool, as schools and training centers worldwide have embraced… Learn More


IGNITE: How To Spark Student Interest and Light the Fire that Leads to Career Success

    Click HERE to view IGNITE: How To Spark Student Interest and Light the Fire that Leads to Career Success as a multimedia presentation. Amatrol is pleased to introduce educators to IGNITE: Mastering Manufacturing, a new program that equips high school students with the in-depth knowledge and hands-on skills they need to be successful in… Learn More


School Closings Due to COVID-19 Prevention? Amatrol’s Here to Help

As schools close across the country due to COVID-19 prevention, Amatrol understands that you need to keep your students engaged. We are committed to aiding schools trying to finish the semester online due to COVID-19. Amatrol’s eLearning Solution We understand that you need to rapidly deploy online courses to finish the semester and we’re here… Learn More


HVAC Worker Shortage: Understanding the Problem and Finding a Solution

To view ‘HVAC Worker Shortage: Understanding the Problem & Finding a Solution’ as a multimedia presentation, please click here. Look around and you’ll notice new construction everywhere. Whether they are residential or commercial, new buildings are popping up in communities all over the country. And what do 95-percent of the new homes and commercial buildings… Learn More


LIFT and Amatrol Announce National Rollout of IGNITE: Mastering Manufacturing Advanced Manufacturing Curriculum for High Schools

To learn more about the IGNITE: Mastering Manufacturing program, click here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2020 Contacts: Joe Steele LIFT 313-309-9132 jsteele@almmii.org Kent Powell Amatrol 800-264-8285 Kent_Powell@amatrol.com LIFT and Amatrol Announce National Rollout of IGNITE: Mastering Manufacturing Advanced Manufacturing Curriculum for High Schools Innovative curriculum engages students in new ways of learning and prepares… Learn More


Amatrol & MSSC Debut Skill Boss Logistics for new Logistics Certifications

Amatrol and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) announce the debut of Skill Boss Logistics, a supply chain automation training and assessment device for use in conjunction with MSSC’s new Certified Technician in Supply Chain Automation (CTSCA) logistics certifications. It will enable both students and incumbent workers to gain the skills needed to meet the… Learn More


Career and Technical Education: A Parent’s Guide to CTE

  Click HERE to view Career and Technical Education: A Parent’s Guide to CTE as a multimedia presentation. What is career and technical education (CTE)? Should my kids be taking CTE courses? What are the benefits of CTE? These are just a few of the common questions parents ask. Amatrol will provide answers and much-needed advice… Learn More


Short-Term Workforce Programs Fuel Community College Enrollment

With unemployment hovering at its lowest level in the last 50 years and advances in technology changing the industrial landscape at a rapid pace, industries across the board and around the world are having a difficult time finding and retaining the skilled workers they need. The disparity between the number of highly-skilled workers industry needs… Learn More


Your Next Career: Why Manufacturing Makes Sense

Click HERE to view this article as a multimedia presentation. “So what’s next?” That’s a question asked by millions of workers every year for many different reasons. Bored or frustrated with your current job? Find yourself in a failing industry with stagnant wages? If so, you may have realized that the career path you’re on isn’t… Learn More


Equipping a CTE Lab: How To Teach Process Control Skills

Click HERE to view this article as a multimedia presentation. Career and technical education (CTE) instructors and administrators across the country share a common goal: teaching students the skills they will need to be successful in the jobs of the future. Changes in technology are rapidly reshaping the landscape of the future workplace. That’s why it’s more… Learn More


2020 Vision: A Look Ahead at the Future of Manufacturing

Click HERE to view this article as a multimedia presentation. When asked what the future of manufacturing looks like in the next year, industry leaders reportedly exclaimed, “How in the world would we know? We don’t have 2020 vision!” OK, maybe no one said that, but wouldn’t it have been awesome if they did? Bad puns… Learn More


Giving Career Advice to Students: What Skills Will Students Need To Be Successful in the Jobs of the Future?

(Originally published December 2018. Updated with new information from Deloitte.) Click HERE to view this article as a multimedia presentation. 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… Learn More


CTE Partners: How Can Employers Help Educators Develop Relevant Career and Technical Education Programs?

Leaders of industries across the nation share a similar challenge today: finding skilled workers to fill the many open positions in advanced manufacturing facilities. In fact, many of them are asking the same question, “How can employers help educators develop relevant CTE programs?” Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs at both the high school and… Learn More


5 Signs It’s Time to Update Your CTE Program

To view a multimedia presentation of this article, please click here. Old equipment. Empty desks. Tuned-out students. These are the red flags that every teacher and professor around the world fears. These warnings signify the worst for Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses: little student interest and low enrollment numbers. When paired with aging equipment… Learn More


The Top 5 Ways Amatrol Products Can Energize Your Electrical Training Program

To view a multimedia presentation of this article, please click here. It’s the basis of modern industry, and the building block for virtually all industrial applications: electrical skills. But without the continued honing of these skills, our technologically-reliant society could face a critical juncture that might affect future growth. For the past two years, leaders… Learn More


Visit Amatrol at ACTE Vision 2019 | See Smart Factory & Skill Boss in Action!

Join Amatrol at the ACTE Career Tech VISION 2019 in Anaheim, California on December 5th and 6th. Come see us in Booth #603, and check out our Tabletop Smart Factory, Skill Boss Manufacturing, Portable AC/DC Electrical Learning System, Portable Process Control Learning System, and more! More About Amatrol’s Learning Systems Featured at the Show: Smart… Learn More


Latest NAM Survey Confirms Skills Gap Remains Greatest Challenge

  Click HERE to view this article as a multimedia presentation. On September 23, 2019, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released its most recent NAM Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey (the “NAM Survey”) for the third quarter of 2019. Unfortunately, the survey results revealed a continuing decline in business confidence. In the first quarter of 2019,… Learn More


Join Amatrol at NCWE 2019!

If you are attending the 2019 National Council for Workforce Education Conference (NCWE) in San Antonio, Texas, on October 2-3, please stop by Booth #7 to see one of our representatives! Regional Manager Dan Heim will be there to answer any questions you may have regarding hands-on training in the field of industrial manufacturing. In… Learn More


Are Your Students Pursuing Certifications That Matter?

Click HERE to view this article as a multimedia presentation. Career and technical education (CTE) instructors across the country share a common goal: to prepare students for a successful career in the modern workplace. That preparation often includes obtaining a certification associated with a particular career pathway. But are your students pursuing certifications that matter?… Learn More


Study Shows Smart Factory Initiatives Paying Off for Early Adopters

  Click HERE to view this article as a multimedia presentation. Whether you work in industry or a career and technical education (CTE) program, there’s a set of buzzwords you’ve probably heard frequently over the last couple of years. They include Industry 4.0, Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and Smart Factory, to… Learn More


Join Amatrol at SMTA International 2019!

If you’re attending the SMTA International Conference and Exhibition in Rosemont, IL on September 24-25, 2019, please stop by Booth #1340 to see Amatrol. Regional Managers Mark Goodman and Mike Idle will be there to answer your questions about hands-on training in the field of electronics manufacturing. About SMTA International 2019 SMTA will host the… Learn More


A Peek Inside Amatrol’s Headquarters | Schedule Your Visit Today!

Have you ever wondered what the inside of Amatrol’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Jeffersonville, Ind. looks like? If so, here’s your chance! While Amatrol regularly welcomes group tours to interested parties, most people have never had the opportunity to see where some of the best technical training devices in the world are manufactured. So Amatrol has… Learn More


Join Amatrol at NCATC 2019!

If you’re attending the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) conference in Minneapolis on September 11-13, 2019, please stop by Booth #1 to see Amatrol. Regional Manager Jason Everett will be there to answer your questions about Industry 4.0, Mechatronics, Certifications, and Advanced Manufacturing. We’ll also have our Portable PLC Training Systems on display… Learn More


Amatrol’s Robotics Engineering Summer Camp 2019 | A Look Back

For two weeks during the summer, incoming high school freshmen and sophomores were welcomed to Amatrol’s headquarters in Jeffersonville, Ind. for a Robotics Engineering Summer Camp. The annual camp introduced students to the world of robotics and allowed them to gain hands-on experience programming real robots. Along with working on real Pegasus Robots, campers were… Learn More


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


Transform Your Tabletop Mechatronics System into a Smart Factory

Are You Ready for Industry 4.0? Industry 4.0, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Smart Factory, the Industrial Internet, Smart Automation, the Industrial Internet of Things, and Smart Manufacturing are just a few of the names used to describe the technological changes currently transforming industries around the world. If you’re teaching mechatronics with Amatrol’s Tabletop Mechatronics System,… Learn More


What Is Needed for Smart Factory Capabilities? A Look Into Industry 4.0…

  To view this article as a Multimedia Presentation, please click here. Smart Factory Technology – they are the buzzwords overtaking the Industrial sector. Worldwide, leaders are rushing to get their companies on the track toward smart automation. And that intelligent automation push has also made its way into the Educational sector, with high schools,… Learn More


What Is Industry 4.0?

Click HERE to view this article as a multimedia presentation. Nearly two decades into the twenty-first century, advanced technologies continue to drive change in every aspect of life, including how we work. Industries around the world can attest to the fact that changes are indeed afoot in the workplace. These changes are often summed up… 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

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