Tag Archives: training

North by Northwest

Onward and upward for an internship program in Washington state Northwest Motor Sales & Services, is raising two birds in one nest: addressing the skills gap and providing options for young adults in difficult situations. The Longview, Wash., motor shop has recently engaged with a program from Goodwill Industries and Workforce Southwest Washington that provides internships […]

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Handy Delivery

GrubHub founder’s next project: home repair service The same people who commoditized online food delivery are back with a similar idea in an altogether different realm. Mike Evans, one of the founders of the mega-popular online food delivery platform GrubHub, has jumped back into the game with Fixer, a parallel idea for the home repairs market. […]

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Classified Advertising: Training & Education category

For decades, Electrical Apparatus has featured a classified advertising section in each issue as a way to better serve the needs of our industry. Over time the classified advertising section and changed and grown. One of our more recent changes is the creation of the Training and Education category. This newer category gives technical schools, companies, and trade organizations […]

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The Good River

Electromechanical solutions company to move from Memphis to Cincinnati area A large commercial electromechanical services company is doing some up-river relocating. Darana Hybrid, Inc., plans to move its offices from Memphis to the Greater Cincinnati area, it said in a press release January 30. As with any real estate move, location had a bundle to […]

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‘Ivy’ League of its Own

Once again, community colleges tackle the skills gap Certain outfits are addressing training in the “old fashioned way”, yet applying it to new technologies. The Ivy Tech Community Colleges of Indiana are offering mechanical classes aimed to fill the skills gap. The Indiana-based technical college is focusing on automation maintenance, mechatronics, and that of other new […]

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Hoists & Cranes Entertain

Columbus McKinnon’s entertainment training program Columbus McKinnon, the Getzville, NY-based designer, manufacturer, and marketer of material handling systems and services, is offering a special training program for riggers and hoist maintenance professionals in the entertainment industry. Courses in the program are spread out over an 8-month period beginning November 18th, and are offered at select locations across […]

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Brithinee Classes

Two classes on motor basics and VFDs will begin Nov. 16th  Brithinee Electric of Colton, CA, will be hosting two free courses on electric motors in the upcoming months. The first will be an entry level course on three-phase motors, maintenance and repair; while the second will cover more advanced aspects of three-phase motors as well […]

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Copper, Motors, Energy

Copper Development Association partners with Advanced Energy  The Copper Development Association (CDA) is once again partnering with Fort Collins, Colorado-based Advanced Energy to sponsor day-long motors and drives classes at various U.S. locations. These classes will bring technical experts to facilities in order to educate staff on motor management best practices. This fall, they will come […]

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Factory Fire

Workers at metal components plant stave off blaze, avoid injury Workers at a Pennsylvania plant that manufactures mechanical and hydraulic parts kept their cool under fire on Tuesday, as they used fire extinguishers and followed safety protocols to stave off a fire while they waited for the fire department to arrive. A sigh of relief […]

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Training Solutions

As the problem persists, so do the counter-efforts I had to check to see how many times in this newsletter we’ve mentioned the issue of finding new, properly trained individuals. It’s 37, in merely nine months of publishing Direct & Current (for parameters, we counted any time the terms ‘skills gap’ or ‘training’ were mentioned). That […]

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