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Generac Mobile launches free web-based customer training

Tech school receives “Gold Rush” haul truck from Volvo CE

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has donated an articulated haul truck to train future equipment operators at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania. The Volvo A35D hauler had been used on Discovery Channel's "Gold Rush" television series and will now serve as a training tool for high school students enrolled in the institute's Heavy Equipment Operations and Preventive Maintenance program.

Serious Labs provides VR simulation for United Rentals training centres

Serious Labs Inc. has extended its partnership with equipment rental leader United Rentals, Inc. Virtual reality (VR) simulation developed by Serious Labs is being deployed by United Rentals as part of its blended learning model for mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) operator certification courses. This model – new to the equipment rental industry – debuted on November 28 when United Rentals opened its first United Academy training centre with VR simulation in Alberta.

Aquajet Systems introduces specialized training academy to North America

Aquajet Systems AB is providing North American operators advanced training through its new Aquajet Academy. The Academy's Six Steps of Education training program includes six courses which cover all aspects of hydrodemolition, from streamlining work to cutting-edge techniques, allowing operators to increase jobsite efficiency and safety. Aquajet Systems specialists host the Academy program periodically throughout the year. 

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CM Labs Simulations Releases New Motor Grader Simulator Training Pack

CM Labs Simulations, developer of Vortex training simulators, today announced the availability of the new Motor Grader Training Pack, the latest addition to their construction equipment training catalogue. Available for deployment on any Vortex simulator, the new Motor Grader Training Pack is powered by CM Labs' Vortex Studio simulation and visualisation software. The result is an engineering-grade grader simulation that has been rigorously field-tested by experienced operators and instructors from equipment manufacturers and top training schools.

Case and Sonsray Machinery assist Team Rubicon during National Day of Service

CASE Construction Equipment and Sonsray Machinery provided equipment and product training support for a Team Rubicon operation and land-clearing project at the “Family Camp at Yosemite,” run by the City of San Jose Parks and Recreation Department, in Groveland, California. Several days of equipment training throughout the week culminated in the Team Rubicon & Tough Mudder National Day of Service – a nationwide event bringing together volunteers from Team Rubicon, Tough Mudder and other organizations. A total of 60 volunteers from Team Rubicon participated in the event, 10 of which are new operators participating in the heavy equipment training program.

Back to school applies to roadbuilding veterans, too

As teachers around the nation prepare curriculum and classrooms for the upcoming school year, so too are the Volvo Road Institute instructors. Kicking off its 51st year, the industry’s first instructional course for paving professionals provides a variety of classes to help everyone from paver and compactor operators to screed operators and maintenance technicians create a higher quality road while staying mindful of the most important thing on the jobsite — safety.

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