Tag Archives: training

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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On-the-Go Training

Moley, Bartlett, Koyo collaborate using mobile training vehicle How do you take product “mobility” to the next level? Most would think speed, efficiency, and diversification—all good answers—but how about training? Moley Magnetics, Inc. can vouch, as it got to participate in mobile training firsthand on Wednesday, when Koyo USA, in conjunction with Bartlett Bearing, brought its training program to Moley’s Lockport, […]

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Training Access: Granted

Arkansas receives funding for E-M, automation skills gaps It’s always encouraging to hear of money going to a place that could really use it. With manufacturing skills gap being a widely acknowledged issue these days, manufacturing-related industries as they pertain to college are a fine place to start. A grant for $988,570 from the Arkansas Department of […]

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