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UL Launches OSHA-Authorized General Industry Outreach Training

By | November 21st, 2019|

UL, a global safety science company, in collaboration with Environmental Health & Safety Association for High Technology (SESHA), is releasing a General Industry 10-hour outreach training course, designed for the semiconductor and high-tech industries. The course provides businesses with critical guidance to understand pertinent risks, establish strong institutional knowledge, and optimize processes to build and maintain safer, healthier workplaces. Workers in these industries face unique workplace hazards, [...]

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Stiles Construction Earns SHARP Award for Safety Training

By | November 20th, 2019|

Stiles Construction has been working closely with the University of South Florida (USF), SafetyFlorida Consultation Program, for several years on multiple projects. Because of Stiles’ construction project success, USF SafetyFlorida encouraged the company to apply to participate in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). This program recognizes small business employers who have used OSHA On-Site Consultation Program services and operate [...]

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Deutsche Bahn opens VR training centre in Cologne

By | November 19th, 2019|

German railway group Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) has opened a new training center in Cologne-Dellbrück, the largest and most modern of its kind in Germany. Some 250 apprentices will be trained at the 7,200 square meters facility each year. The centre also makes use of the potential of virtual reality. A 2.2 tonne train simulator for the locomotive series 185/192 allows users to perform test drives and [...]

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Singapore invests heavily in RMDP transport training

By | November 14th, 2019|

Singapore's Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, has unveiled a S$100 million Rail Manpower Development Package (RMDP). The RMDP initiative for railway workers is co-developed with the Public Transport Operators (PTOs) and the National Transport Workers’ Union (NTWU).It aims to expand the rail workforce and accelerate the rail workforce transformation over the next five years. This will prepare workers to run [...]

Area9 Lyceum, EMC Performance Partner

By | November 13th, 2019|

Area9 Lyceum has signed a partnership agreement in the Netherlands with EMC Performance to improve business results through continuous improved human performance. Under the agreement, EMC Performance has rights to distribute Area9 Rhapsode, the fourth-generation adaptive learning platform, across The Netherlands. The Area9 Rhapsode Learner interface and all learning content will be in Dutch. EMC Performance helps organizations achieve their objectives by supporting employees and managers in [...]

CM Labs to Showcase Driver Simulators at I/ITSEC

By | November 11th, 2019|

CM Labs Simulations Inc. announced that Vortex Studio product demos, including enhanced driver training simulators, will be present on two partner booths at I/ITSEC 2019, which takes place from December 2-6 in Orlando, Florida. At the influential military tradeshow, CM Labs will exhibit the advanced-physical realism, ease of deployment, and simulation-enhancing capabilities that are offered through the real-time, system-level simulation software. Vortex Studio is a COTS real-time [...]

Carnegie Mellon University, ANSYS Expand Engineering Education

By | November 1st, 2019|

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and ANSYS are expanding their partnership to transform the future of engineering and research by enabling budding engineers to usher in the next industrial revolution with the opening of ANSYS Hall. The rapid transformation of manufacturing and product innovation – the next industrial revolution – is underway, and engineers are using simulation to increase innovation, lower cycle times and increase quality with unprecedented [...]

VirTra Wins Patents for TASER Training and Simulating Firearms

By | October 31st, 2019|

VirTra Inc. announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the company two new patents: patent 10,438,503, which relates to VirTra’s TASER cartridge kits, and patent 10,436,539, which relates to mechanical malfunction of real firearms used in simulation training. Based on the parameters of patent 10,438,503, VirTra is the only company in the United States that can produce or sell a specially triggered training [...]

Federal Law Enforcement Places Order for VirTra Simulators

By | October 29th, 2019|

VirTra Inc. has received an order from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) for VirTra’s newest ultra-high-definition (UHD) 4K simulators. FLETC will be the first agency to receive VirTra’s new UHD simulators. The new simulators utilize 4K resolution projectors and more accurately reproduce objects, visual details, body language and non-verbal threat cues. These enhancements enable officers to train to recognize and [...]

Microsoft Announces New Capabilities for IoT

By | October 28th, 2019|

Microsoft Corp. announced new capabilities that further simplify the customer journey and deliver highly secured IoT solutions. These solutions help customers embrace IoT as a core strategy to drive better business outcomes, improve safety and address social issues by predicting and preventing equipment failures, optimizing smart buildings for space utilization and energy management, improving patient outcomes and worker safety, tracking assets across a supply chain, and more. The [...]

UEI College Launches New Electrician Technician Program

By | October 25th, 2019|

UEI College, the West Covina Vocational and Trade School, is growing with the addition of a new Electrician Technician training program at the West Covina campus. "UEI College's new electrician technician program is a timely answer to a growing need for trained electrician professionals," said J.C. Rivas, campus president. "As home and business construction grows, there is a corresponding need for electricians that can care for and [...]

VirTra Receives $2.3M Follow-On Order for Law Enforcement

By | October 23rd, 2019|

VirTra Inc. has received a $2.3 million follow-on order from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) to provide Arizona law enforcement organizations with VirTra’s judgmental use-of-force training and firearms simulators, including virtual firing ranges. In 2016, the Arizona DPS placed an $2.1-million order with VirTra for V-300 simulators, which the company delivered to seven separate law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Under the terms of this [...]

Delaware Innovates to Build Strong Talent Pipeline

By | October 22nd, 2019|

High school students in Delaware are getting a jump start on careers in growing fields including health care, hospitality, advanced manufacturing and biomedical science. The Delaware Pathways program is part of the national Pathways to Prosperity Network aimed at preparing students for a secondary education and careers in high-demand fields. Delaware Pathways was created to help fulfill the Delaware Promise: By 2025, 65 percent of Delaware's workforce [...]

VirTra Launches Driving Simulators for US Law Enforcement

By | October 18th, 2019|

VirTra Inc. will be introducing driving simulators specifically designed for U.S. Law Enforcement at the IACP Conference in Chicago, Illinois. These simulators have been specifically designed to fit the unique needs of U.S. Law Enforcement. The hig- definition environments and decision-making objectives ensure that the focus of training is on the driver’s cognitive learning and decision-making rather than just the operation of a vehicle. The V-DTS combines [...]

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Aberdeen Drilling School to open four new training centres

By | October 16th, 2019|

  Aberdeen Drilling School (ADS) is inventing more than £1 million to open four new training centres in RelyOn Nutec facilities by the end of the year. The move comes after a fifty percent increase in contract wins in the past six months, said ADS, which is part of the RelyOn Nutec group. The new centres are in Houston, U.S., Cuidad del Carmen in Mexico and Bergen [...]

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Varjo Announces Two New Human-Eye Resolution HMDs

By | October 15th, 2019|

Varjo Technologies has doubled its product line offerings with two new state-of-the-art VR headsets – the VR-2 and the VR-2 Pro. These two new products (in addition to the VR-1 and XR-1) are part of Varjo’s ‘Resolution Revolution’, a product line committed to delivering human eye-resolution (over 60 PPD) and fidelity to the professional market. Both the VR-2 and the higher-end VR-2 Pro include support for SteamVR [...]

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Australian miners Byrnecut partner with Immersive on training technology

By | October 8th, 2019|

Australian underground mining contractor Byrnecut have partnered with Immersive Technologies to fit its technical training centre with new simulators. Immersive has installed two IM360-B simulators to the Perth facility. It also delivered machine modules for a CAT Truck and LHD, Sandvik Truck and LHD and Epiroc (Atlas Copco) Truck. Some 350 new and experienced staff have gone through the centre in the last nine months. "The establishment [...]

CM Labs Hosts Webinar on Reducing Safety Risks

By | October 8th, 2019|

CM Labs Simulations is hosting a webinar on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 10 a.m. EST to show how simulation-based tools are helping to reduce the safety risks associated with operator training, while at the same time lowering training costs by up to 75 percent. The webinar will be presented by Drew Carruthers, director, Training Solutions, CM Labs Simulations, and the topics include simulation technology, work site [...]

Miller Fabrication Solutions Inspires New Generation of Manufacturers

By | September 30th, 2019|

Miller Fabrication Solutions will offer free plant tours to the general public as part of its involvement in the national Manufacturing Day celebration on Friday, October 4. Tours will run every 30 minutes from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT at its two Brookville, Pennsylvania locations, Sandy Lick and Maplevale. Guests will be able to watch demonstrations of the fabrication of large metal parts, including robotic and [...]

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Alcoa to use VR training at its Australian alumina refineries

By | September 26th, 2019|

  Aluminium producers Alcoa will use virtual reality to prepare staff for high-risk tasks at its alumina refineries in Western Australia. The company has developed a training module, with a replica of one of Alcoa's refinery sub-stations, to simulate how to safely isolate electrical switches to avoid arc flash incidents. “With safety being our top priority, this training allows our employees to experience high-risk hazards and the [...]

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CNC Machines Annual Skills-Gap Scholarship Now Open

By | September 25th, 2019|

CNC Machines is accepting applications for a $2500 scholarship for students pursuing a certification, certificate, associate degree or bachelor’s degree in a manufacturing-related area of study. The company introduced the CNC Machines Manufacturing Scholarship program in 2018 and awarded its first round of scholarships earlier this year. The amount of the award has increased to from $2,000 to $2,500 since then. Over the past several years, the [...]

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Serious Labs Awarded for Safety Innovation

By | September 24th, 2019|

At the recent Access Lift and Handler (ALH) Conference and Awards, Serious Labs’ new ESP Scoring software feature won the Access Safety Award for enhancing the safety of the industry. A new feature of the Serious Labs MEWP VR Operator Training Simulator, ESP Scoring is a scoring system designed to translate standardized training metrics into practical terms to better communicate the value of simulator training. “Being able [...]

Emerson Partners with San Jacinto College

By | September 23rd, 2019|

Emerson has helped design, equip and provide training tools for San Jacinto College’s new Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology (CPET), designed to empower students of all levels with the skills and training needed to support careers in petrochemical and refining industries. The new, 151,000-square-foot complex is the largest petrochemical training facility along the Texas Gulf Coast. The industry estimates it will need to replace as many [...]

Omexom Enhances Processes with SightCall Visual Assistance

By | September 20th, 2019|

SightCall and Omexom are collaborating to enhance field operations and worksite safety with (Augmented Reality) AR-powered video calls. Omexom has now implemented SightCall across a variety of business units including software, nuclear power plants, hydro dams and electrical substations. “SightCall has enabled us to realize new efficiencies and digitally transform processes that previously required manual solutions,” stated Arnaud Banner, Technical and Innovation director, at Omexom. “The ability [...]

Kalamazoo Valley Community College to Host Skilled Trades Expo

By | September 19th, 2019|

West Michigan students, parents, teachers and employers are invited to attend a Skilled Trades Expo on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Texas Township Campus. The event is free and open to the public between 4-7 p.m. A sizable professional trades shortage exists in Michigan and is expected to continue through 2024. Professional trades will account for more than 500,000 jobs in the Michigan [...]