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Amatrol's eLearning Platform Helps Bridge the Skills Gap

Modern industry increasingly requires technically sophisticated workers, but as the skilled worker shortage continues to grow, educators struggle to train increasing numbers of students using physical trainers alone. Amatrol's eLearning program provides a solution, with thousands of curriculum hours packed with videos, animations and 3D graphics, which can be used to supplement physical trainers and educate more students.

Amatrol eLearning ThumbnailAmatrol's extensive eLearning library contains more than 400 courses and continues to grow and evolve. These courses fall into categories including automation, electrical, fluid power, green energy, industry fundamentals, lean manufacturing, machining, manufacturing processes, materials, measurement & gauging, mechanical, prints & drawings, structural engineering, surveying, thermal & process control, quality, safety, workplace effectiveness, CNC machining operation and programming, and many others. All eLearning courses are available 24/7 through an easy-to-use web portal, offering superb technical content, interactivity, assessment and student tracking. By inviting students and teachers alike into a highly skilled world where understanding and applicationintegrate seamlessly, Amatrol's eLearning program continues to leads the way in the effort to close the skills gap. 


NBCUniversal Foundation Announces New Grant Program-STEM and Job Training Programs

The NBCUniversal Foundation, in partnership with NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, launched Project Innovation, a new grant challenge program in 11 markets where NBC and Telemundo-owned stations are located. Through Project Innovation, non-profit organizations that are using technology and innovation to solve everyday problems in their communities will be awarded grants to help support and expand their programs.

The NBCUniversal Foundation will award $225,000 amongst three to eight nonprofits in each of the 11 markets. The NBCUniversal Foundation will work closely with the owned stations to evaluate applications and choose winners in each market. Apply for a Project Innovation grant by visiting your local NBC or Telemundo station website, in any of the following markets:

Project Innovation grant categories include:

  • Igniting Civic Engagement: Programs that provide or expand opportunities for individuals to engage and volunteer in their communities, especially those that – in this digital age – leverage media and technology. 
  • Skills for the Digital Economy: Programs that support middle-skills jobs training, adult career employment and readiness for advanced skills development programs in an effort to close the gap between education, income and prosperity in local communities.
  • STEM/STEAM Youth Programming: Programs that support K-12 youth education by encouraging and training the next generation of workers for advanced careers in STEM or STEAM fields.

NBCUniversal Grants

Project Innovation expands on NBCUniversal’s commitment to promoting social good in local communities and builds on the success of The NBCUniversal Foundation’s previous grant challenge, 21st Century Solutions, which awarded nearly $6 million to local nonprofits over the past five years. Transitioning to Project Innovation will help The NBCUniversal Foundation continue to tackle important community issues by targeting key areas of importance while allowing for greater flexibility for grant applicants.

Project Innovation applications open on January 12, 2018, and close on February 2, 2018. Grant winners will be announced in March 2018. Click here to learn more about NBCUniversal Foundation and NBC past grant award winners. 

Don’t Call It a 3D Printer: Groundbreaking EVO Additive Manufacturing Center Has Arrived



Airwolf 3D makes history yet again with the release of its fifth generation machine: The EVO Additive Manufacturing Center. Packed with innovative features, the EVO is the fastest, strongest, highest-performing desktop additive manufacturing system in its class.

“The EVO is completely new and it’s unlike anything out there,” explained Airwolf 3D Co-Founder and CEO Erick Wolf. “We took the technology that we perfected with our prosumer line of 3D printers and leveraged it to develop a machine that’s light years beyond anything else on the market. The EVO is faster, stronger, and more accurate than any desktop 3D printer — it delivers a premium 3D manufacturing experience at less than half the cost of machines that offer equivalent performance. Plus, it’s packed with new technology that dramatically changes the way we manufacture, including the ability to work in metals. The EVO far surpasses the capabilities of a traditional desktop 3D printer. It’s a true desktop Additive Manufacturing Center.”

EVO was designed from the ground up with the user in mind. For schools and professionals who have asked us to set a higher standard for a “healthy” 3D printer, we’ve installed oversized HEPA and Carbon filters for active containment of UFP and VOC emissions. We made the machine easy to control with a new full-color 7″ MATRIX Touchscreen display. We also made it even easier to manufacture larger parts in more materials — including metal and soluble support — faster than ever, thanks to the EVO’s Tri-Heat™ Enclosed Build Environment, dual high-flow AX2 hot end, and Spotlight Manufacturing Vision System with ultra-bright, dimmable focused LEDs.

From its unitized, 100% aluminum frame and one-piece steel build plate to its oversized 1,000-watt power supply and automatic circuit breaker, EVO is built for performance. Manufacture parts up to EVO’s industry-leading 50-lb weight limit and rest assured the machine will carry out mission-critical applications even in ultra-harsh environments.

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Senator Kamala Harris Visits INTECH Center in Fontana

When it comes to technical jobs in the US, the skills gap is a major issue and highly skilled technicians are in short supply. That’s why California Steel Industries, Chaffey College, the Riverside and San Bernardino Community College Districts banded together to create INTECH; The Industrial Technical Learning Center in Fontana, California. By training and placing workers in the growing fields of robotics, welding, industrial maintenance and other high need areas, INTECH serves as a shining example for future workforce training centers. Sen. Kamala Harris praised INTECH during her visit last week, saying she hopes to share student success stories back in D.C so “hopefully, it can be done in other places”. We’re very proud to share in this great success story, and congratulate our partners at INTECH, RCCD and SBCCD for all their hard work to provide gainful employment opportunities for Californians in the Inland Empire!

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Klein Educational Systems provides training solutions in a variety of curriculum areas that are designed to meet the needs of students in our rapidly changing, technology driven world. As technology continues to escalate both the breadth and depth of technical skills required in the workforce, it is imperative that educational institutions at all levels cohesively integrate technology into their curriculum in order to better serve their students.


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