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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


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


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


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

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