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Amatol Acquires Bayport Technical

Jeffersonville, IN – On February 15th, 2021, Amatrol, Inc. of Jeffersonville, Indiana completed the acquisition of Bayport Training and Technical Center of LaPorte, Texas. Founded over 20 years ago, Bayport is a leading manufacturer of hands-on training equipment for teaching technical skills to maintenance technicians, engineers and operators in the process industry. Bayport’s products have… Learn More


Now Hiring: HVACR Technicians with Troubleshooting Skills

Click HERE to view Now Hiring: HVACR Technicians with Troubleshooting Skills as a multimedia presentation. On a sweltering August day, the last thing you want to hear is a sudden silence as the air conditioning unit in your classroom, home, or office stops producing the cool air you depend upon. When this happens, your first priority will… Learn More


Changes to Pell Grants Open Up New Possibilities in Technical Education

To read the article “Change to Pell Grants Open Up New Possibilities in Technical Education” as a multimedia presentation, please click here. In the United States, Pell Grants are king. According to Sallie Mae, they are the largest source of federally-funded grants, and are awarded solely based on a student’s financial need. For the 2017-18… Learn More


Are Today’s Students Doing College Backwards?

Click HERE to view Are Today’s Students Doing College Backwards? as a multimedia presentation. How do you get a job? This simple but important question is one that too few students ask today. After all, there’s plenty of time to figure that out, right? Isn’t a job what you think about at the very end when you’re… Learn More


Amatrol Offers Rental Options for World-Class Multimedia Curriculum

Amatrol President Paul Perkins is pleased to announce that Amatrol will now offer a new rental option for its popular multimedia eLearning curriculum. Offering more options and increased flexibility to customers, the new multimedia eLearning curriculum rental program officially launched on December 30, 2020. Amatrol’s new rental option for its multimedia eLearning will allow a… Learn More


Preparing for a Career in Supply Chain Automation

Click HERE to view Preparing for a Career in Supply Chain Automation as a multimedia presentation. When’s the last time you arrived home to find a brown box of goodies sitting on your front porch? If you’re like many Americans, that’s a scene that’s become much more commonplace since the COVID-19 pandemic struck in the early months… Learn More


Amatrol, the National Leader in Manufacturing Training, Expands Partnership with LIFT, Joins as a Member

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2021           Contact: Joe Steele LIFT 313-309-9132 jsteele@almmii.org Amatrol, the National Leader in Manufacturing Training, Expands Partnership with LIFT, Joins as a Member Amatrol joins LIFT as a Silver Member and will continue to provide virtual and hands-on training for students across the country DETROIT – LIFT, the Detroit-based, Department… Learn More


CTE Funding: Grants Hold the Key to Maintaining Momentum in the Midst of a Pandemic

Click HERE to view CTE Funding: Grants Hold the Key to Maintaining Momentum in the Midst of a Pandemic as a multimedia presentation. As instructors and administrators everywhere will tell you, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented many different and ongoing challenges for educators in 2020. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that’s going to change any time… Learn More


New Study Supports the Promise of Apprenticeships

Click HERE to view New Study Supports the Promise of Apprenticeship as a multimedia presentation. Today’s manufacturers just can’t seem to catch a break. For years, they’ve been battling an ongoing skills gap that has made it very difficult for them to hire the skilled workers they need to fill their open positions and seize… Learn More


Smart Automation in 2020 (And Where It’s Heading in 2021)

To view “Smart Automation in 2020 (And Where It’s Heading in 2021…)” as a multimedia presentation, please click here. Unique – it’s the only way one can describe 2020, in a nutshell. But for the field of smart automation, another word comes to mind: Innovative. The COVID-19 virus played a massive role in shaking up… Learn More


The HVAC Skills Gap: How to Solve the Critical Shortage of Skilled Workers

Click HERE to view The HVAC Skills Gap: How to Solve the Critical Shortage of Skilled Workers as a multimedia presentation. There are few homeowner emergencies more serious than a furnace on the fritz in the middle of winter or an air conditioning unit conking out during the dog days of summer. We Homo sapiens relish our… Learn More


Community Colleges, Skills Training Essential to Economic Recovery

Click HERE to view Community Colleges, Skills Training Essential to Economic Recovery as a multimedia presentation. Raise your hand if you believe the way 2020 has gone is payback for all those lame “20/20 vision” jokes we made last year. After all, no one had the foresight to predict the way our world would change back in… Learn More


5 Ways to Update Your CTE Program for an Uncertain Future

Click HERE to view 5 Ways to Update Your CTE Program for an Uncertain Future as a multimedia presentation. Have you been brainstorming ways to take your Career and Technical Education (CTE) program to the next level? With many schools and programs in a holding pattern due to the Coronavirus pandemic, instructors might be tempted to… Learn More


Amatrol + DAC Worldwide Electrical Training Systems: Comprehensive Training for Fundamental Skills

  Click HERE to view Amatrol + DAC Worldwide Electrical Training Systems: Comprehensive Training for Fundamental Skills as a multimedia presentation. Whether you’re training the next generation of industrial maintenance technicians or looking to upskill your current production workforce, it’s always a good idea to start with the basics. And when it comes to essential… Learn More


CASE STUDY: How to Hold In-Person, Virtual, & Hybrid Training During Covid-19 Pandemic

To view ‘CASE STUDY: How to Hold In-Person, Virtual, & Hybrid Training During Covid-19 Pandemic’ as a Multimedia presentation, please click here. Time spent in secondary and postsecondary schooling is an opportunity for students to showcase their creativity, adapt to new environments, and discover skills that will last a lifetime. However in 2020, it seems… Learn More


It’s Time to Update Your HVAC Training Program

Click HERE to view It’s Time to Update Your HVAC Training Program as a multimedia presentation. Does your HVAC training program need a makeover? Yes, it does, and here’s why. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry is thriving, yet its future is uncertain. The HVAC industry, like nearly every other industry across the nation… Learn More


Skill Boss Manufacturing: 4 Reasons Your Training Program Needs It

To view “Skill Boss Manufacturing: 4 Reasons Your Training Program Needs It” as a Multimedia Presentation in a new window, please click here. In chess, the King is the most important piece in the game because without it, the game would be over. Its value to your success is infinite. This also describes the Skill… Learn More


Next Generation Workforce Certification: Innovative Tools for Educating and Upskilling Supply Chain Automation Technicians

You’re invited to a webinar focusing on advances in the competency-based training and certifications available to current and future supply chain automation technicians. This free webinar on July 22nd hosted by National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Center at Norco College and The National Center for Supply Chain Automation will feature the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) speaking about their new supply chain… Learn More


Indiana Announces Plan to Offer 10,000 Free Certifications for Hoosier Workers Displaced by COVID-19

During Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s press conference on June 5, 2020, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers announced a plan to, “reach at least 10,000 Hoosiers and help them learn new skills quickly through free courses and short-term training,” due to  dislocation from their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To aid the Governor… Learn More


The World’s Next Manufacturing Center: A 21st Century Outlook on the Manufacturing Sector in Africa

For much of the past two decades, China has been referred to as the Factory of the World due to sheer amount of products that are manufactured there. This shift has turned a mostly agrarian society into a country with the largest middle class on Earth; a change that began with the widespread integration of… Learn More


The CARES Act: How to Access Federal Coronavirus Stimulus Money for Education

Click HERE to view The CARES Act: How to Access Federal Coronavirus Stimulus Money for Education as a multimedia presentation. So how’s your school year going? In spring of a normal year, teachers and administrators might share success stories and talk about how they’re looking forward to launching another class of graduates out into the workforce… Learn More


Amatrol Announces Transition Plan from Flash to WebGL for eLearning Library

Amatrol’s eLearning curricula – with its robust content, expansive range of technical topics, stunning animations, interactive quizzes, and more – is the premier source for technical training content in the world. Like many eLearning providers, Amatrol’s eLearning curricula utilized Adobe Flash in its programming. In 2017, Adobe announced that its widely used web plug-in, Flash,… Learn More


Amatrol’s eLearning: Flexibility Enables Hands-On Training While Social Distancing

Click HERE to view Amatrol’s eLearning: Flexibility Enables Hands-On Training While Social Distancing as a multimedia presentation. For many career and technical education (CTE) instructors, eLearning has allowed them to finish the spring 2020 semester without in-person contact with their students. But what will the fall 2020 semester hold? No one knows for sure, but few… Learn More


Adobe Flash’s Demise | 3 Simple Ways to Test Your eLearning

NOTE: If Amatrol is your eLearning provider, or you are considering Amatrol as a provider, click here to see Amatrol’s eLearning Transition Plan.  While speculation had been tossed around for some time, Adobe recently announced that all online Flash-based products will be completely removed from all browsers by Dec. 31, 2020. Flash, which began all… Learn More


Skill Boss Logistics Offers Training, Assessment for Supply Chain Workers

To read a multimedia version of ‘Skill Boss Logistics Offers Training, Assessment for the Supply Chain Workers’, please click here. As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown, logistics keeps the world moving. From packages, to medical supplies, to food deliveries, logistics and supply chain helps ensure customers have their delivery needs met. In fact, today’s high-speed,… Learn More


Skill Boss Logistics: The Key Link in a Supply Chain of Skilled Workers

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) sweeps across the world and businesses implement Smart Factory technologies on a wider scale, industry-leaders in logistics and material handling like Amazon, Target, and UPS have increased the efficiency of package sortation and delivery by adopting these innovative IIoT technologies. However, as more companies adopt Smart Factory technologies,… Learn More


Skill Boss Training and Assessment Systems for Manufacturing & Logistics

To view “Skill Boss Training and Assessment Systems for Manufacturing & Logistics” as a Multimedia Presentation, please click here. Amatrol has taken technical training and assessment to unprecedented levels thanks to the development and expansion of the Skill Boss series of training & assessment systems. Amatrol first developed the one-of-a-kind training tool, Skill Boss, in… Learn More


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

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