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

Coming Soon: 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

LIFT Learning Lab

LIFT Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, better known as LIFT, is a national leader in manufacturing skills development. The private-public partnership organization focuses on “developing and deploying advanced lightweight materials manufacturing technologies, and implementing education and training programs to prepare the workforce”. LIFT hosted an Open House on Aug. 1 at their brand new LIFT Learning Lab … Continued

Hands-On Skills for CPT Certification

Individuals working in a number of industrial careers should be equipped with standard safety, quality assurance, production and maintenance skills. For years, the Manufacturing Standards Skills Council (MSSC) has provided the training and credentialing for the Certified Production Technician (CPT) certification, which verifies these skills. Now, individuals have the option to add a hands-on portion to … Continued