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Not Cool! – Fixing The HVAC Skills-Gap

HVAC technology has progressed immensely in the last 10 years. Innovations like high efficiency smart systems have driven the industry, and customers to demand much higher levels of convenience with installed systems that can be controlled in a more modular style, via smart phones or set to change automatically based on environmental factors.  Expansions in… Learn More


Three Certifications that can take your CTE Program to the Next Level

Click HERE to view Three Certifications that can take your CTE Program to the Next Level as a multimedia presentation. If there’s a sign of the times we’re currently living in, it’s most certainly a “Help Wanted” sign. They’re everywhere you look, and they signal the tremendous opportunities that exist throughout a wide variety of industries, including… Learn More


Reasons Students Leave STEM Programs in College

As the world recovers from the devastating economic effects caused by the global pandemic, employers across every industry are still struggling to pull employees back into the workforce. This comes at a time when manufactures are integrating more advanced technologies to increase production, which in turn creates a greater demand for highly-skilled workers. This combination… Learn More


New Federal Funding Available for Workforce Development

Click HERE to view New Federal Funding Available for Workforce Development as a multimedia presentation. On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law comprehensive COVID-19 pandemic relief legislation known as the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Under the ARP, the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) “was allocated $3 billion in supplemental funding to assist… Learn More


Tackling the Industrial Maintenance Technician Shortage

Click HERE to view Tackling the Industrial Maintenance Technician Shortage as a multimedia presentation. As industries across the U.S. bounce back from the unprecedented effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers in every sector continue to struggle to fill hundreds of thousands of open positions in critical areas, such as industrial maintenance. Why is there such a dire… Learn More


Latest Job Openings Data Reveals Critical Need for Manufacturing Workers

Click HERE to view Latest Job Openings Data Reveals Critical Need for Manufacturing Workers as a multimedia presentation. Throughout most of 2020, manufacturers in every industry struggled with challenges, both old and new. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it a whole host of difficulties, not the least of which was a major disruption… Learn More


Smart Factory Enterprise: Next-Level Industry 4.0 Training

  Click HERE to view Smart Factory Enterprise: Next-Level Industry 4.0 Training as a multimedia presentation. How prepared are your workers to interact effectively with the latest and greatest automated systems? Can your students confidently claim they have the skills they need to step into the Smart Factory jobs of the future? For example, can… Learn More


AMATROL LAUNCHES EXPANDED CUSTOM TRAINING SERVICES

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN—JUNE 2, 2021 Amatrol is pleased to announce the launch of its newly-expanded Amatrol Training Services. Amatrol has provided technical training courses at its corporate headquarters in Jeffersonville, Indiana, for more than 30 years. Now we are expanding this service to in-plant training! Let Our Experts Provide Your Training! Amatrol Training Services now offers you… Learn More


AMATROL RECEIVES LIFT INSIGHT AWARD

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN—JUNE 2, 2021 On May 26, 2021, LIFT, the Department of Defense-supported manufacturing innovation institute, announced the inaugural LIFT Insight Awards to recognize member contributions to the institute and its ecosystem over the past year in Technology Development, Talent Development, Service Providing, Government Stakeholder and to contribution to LIFT overall. “We are blessed with an amazing… Learn More


Five Frequently-Asked Questions about IGNITE: Mastering Manufacturing

Click HERE to view Five Frequently-Asked Questions about IGNITE: Mastering Manufacturing as a multimedia presentation. Amatrol created IGNITE: Mastering Manufacturing to provide high school students with career exploration opportunities and the in-depth technical knowledge and hands-on skills they need to be successful in the highly-skilled, high-pay jobs available in modern advanced manufacturing facilities. A comprehensive advanced manufacturing… Learn More


Switching Gears: Mechanical Maintenance Training Yields Solid Return on Investment

Click HERE to view Switching Gears: Mechanical Maintenance Training Yields Solid Return on Investment as a multimedia presentation. If you keep tabs on what’s going on in the world of manufacturing, then by now you’ve heard a lot about Industry 4.0 and smart factories. Advanced technologies are attracting a lot of attention for the leaps in efficiency… Learn More


IGNITE: Next-Level Career Exploration & Preparation

Click HERE to view IGNITE: Next-Level Career Exploration & Preparation as a multimedia presentation. How do modern educators inspire and prepare their students to seek careers that will challenge their hearts and minds while also fulfilling their needs and desires for meaningful work? It’s no easy task, because the current educational landscape is far different than it… Learn More


STEM Holds the Key to Preparing Students for the Jobs of the Future

Click HERE to view STEM Holds the Key to Preparing Students for the Jobs of the Future as a multimedia presentation. Cutting-edge Industry 4.0 technologies continue to shape current and future jobs across a broad range of industries in ways no one fully understands yet. Unfortunately, workers’ skills aren’t keeping pace with the demands of employers. Today,… Learn More


What to Expect: Federal Government’s Goals for Technical Training

On Monday, Jan. 25, newly-elected President Joe Biden signed an executive order aimed at boosting American manufacturing and strengthening the federal government’s Buy American rules. The goal of the executive order, was two-fold: help the United States manufacturing sector regain some of the roughly 540,000 factory jobs lost since February 2020 by allocating $600 billion… Learn More


How to Transform Your Mechatronics System into a Smart Factory

Click HERE to view How to Transform Your Mechatronics System into a Smart Factory as a multimedia presentation. What should I be teaching? This is a question that all teachers ask themselves when they begin to develop plans for upcoming classes. The answer is easy for some subjects. After all, algebra and ancient history don’t change… Learn More


What Is Needed for Smart Factory Capabilities? A Look Into Industry 4.0… (2021)

To view this article as a Multimedia Presentation, please click here. The Internet and Smart Factory technology share a lot of similarities. Neither technological invention has a true inventor — instead, both have seemingly existed thanks to its evolution from a variety of responsible parties. In addition, both of them had their detractors prior to… Learn More


Amatrol 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

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