Michigan STEM Partnership Joins Statewide Work to Increase Number of Girls in STEM

Technical Training Leader Says Initiative Builds a Pathway to Careers A leader in technical training equipment and curriculum in Southeast Michigan is praising efforts by state and regional afterschool advocates to create more opportunities for girls to engage in high-quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities in the out-of-school time. Through a grant from … Continued

New Agreement Supports Macomb Community College in Preparing Students for Industry 4.0

New certification provides competitive advantage for Macomb’s advanced manufacturing students Press release from Macomb Community College Macomb Community College has entered into an agreement with the Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA) and ATS Midwest, supporting the college’s efforts in aligning its education and training to meet the realities of Industry 4.0. Considered the fourth major … Continued

Train HVAC Skills with New Amatrol Learning Systems

We’re thrilled to announce new learning systems from Amatrol that train HVAC skills for job readiness! HVAC Skills are in High Demand According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers through 2028 will grow by 13%. This is rated as “much faster than average” … Continued

7 Ways to Run a Distance Learning Classroom

View this article as a PDF list 2020 will be remembered as a transformational year for education. The way classes are taught (how…when…where) will undergo a major transformation this fall. As an educator, you’re faced with the challenge of delivering the same quality of content in a completely new way. Which means you now need … Continued

Virtual Instructor Training for Industry 4.0 Fundamentals

Industry 4.0 Instructor Training This summer, we’re offering the first ever virtual instructor training for Industry 4.0 Fundamentals. Dozens of instructors across the Midwest have been successfully prepared to deliver the Industry 4.0 Fundamentals content to their students through this training. Download the Virtual Instructor Training PDF While this year has been moved to a … Continued

How Higher Education is Utilizing CARES Act Funding: Findings Released by ATS-LAB Midwest

A recently-published article reveals trends and strategies being deployed by higher education to optimize spending of CARES Act funds. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides nearly $14 billion in relief funds to institutes of higher education (IHEs). The provision, called the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, mandates that half of all … Continued

Skill Boss Logistics Trainer Created for Supply Chain Automation

Amatrol and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) have developed a new technology to create more supply chain automation technicians. The Skill Boss Logistics was designed to train and test students and workers to operate, troubleshoot and maintain supply chain automation technology. Consumption of goods is at an all-time high, and companies are turning to … Continued

LIFT and Amatrol Announce IGNITE: Mastering Manufacturing – An Advanced Manufacturing High School Program

Innovative curriculum engages students in new ways of learning and prepares them as multi-skilled technicians for the advanced manufacturing workplace. DETROIT – In response to the significant need for employees with “upscaled” knowledge and skills in the advanced manufacturing environment, LIFT, the Detroit-based National Manufacturing Innovation Institute, and Amatrol announced the national roll-out of a … Continued

The Self-Driving Car Research Studio

The self-driving car craze continues to gain traction as more players step into the race to build the first fully-functioning autonomous vehicle. A simple Google search of “self-driving cars” pulls up articles published by the likes of CNBC, Forbes, and Automotive News all within the last week. Big names like Tesla, Waymo, Google, Cruise (GM) … Continued