Tag Archives: training

A Blessing for St. Pete

St. Petersburg College gets training grant When Rick Scott is handing out grants, it probably helps to have apostolic power on your side in order to reel one in. The Florida governor awarded more than $22 million in state funding to various sites spanning a pinwheel of industries Wednesday—including a technical workforce program for St. […]

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Highs and Lowe’s

Home improvement store launching trade skills training program Lowe’s announced today its Track to the Trades program, a new workforce development initiative that aims to provide career alternatives and financial support for employees to pursue a skilled trade. Lowe’s will partner with Guild Education, which specializes in education for adults. The initiative, which will debut […]

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Spring Into Seminars

EASA announces 2018 educational schedule The Electrical Apparatus Service Association (EASA) announced its Spring 2018 educational seminar schedule Monday, January 22. This year’s training options will hit three major American cities from mid-April to early May, covering essential, concrete electric motor repair topics from the world-renowned international trade organization consisting of approximately 1,800 electromechanical sales and […]

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Welcome to Motors 101

Baldor’s introductory courses can get your staff started There are still openings left for two basic courses being offered by Baldor Electric Co. The Fort Smith, Ark. manufacturer is offering introductory courses on a range of technical subjects that can be essential for an incoming workforce. “Introduction to AC Motors” and “Introduction to Drives” still […]

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Reasons for De-Klein

Physical demands, insufficient continuing education hurt electrician field Klein Tools, the Lincolnshire, Ill.-based company, announced new results from its annual “State of the Industry” survey August 10. The research compiles input from more than 600 union and non-union electricians. This year’s survey results suggest that electricians are still concerned about the skills gap in the electrical […]

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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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