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Crane Simulator Demo Set for Sept. 25-26 in Anaheim, California

Del Mar College is working the Vortex simulator into its own degree programs, including heavy equipment operation, maintenance technician, and more.

September 12, 2018 - CM Labs Simulations, Montreal, Quebec, developer of Vortex training simulators, invites community and technical college career and technical educators and industry workforce development leaders to a free seminar and hands-on demo September 25 or September 26, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hilton, Anaheim, California. 

The six-hour seminar, with lunch provided, will be presented by Gary Griffith, lead heavy equipment instructor of Del Mar College, and Drew Carruthers, construction simulator product manager for CM Labs Simulations.  

Del Mar College is one of the top community colleges for workforce training in Texas. The school uses simulators as a safe, sustainable, and cost-effective approach to preparing operators for the work site. 

The free education seminar will show:

  • How organizations are improving skills acquisition and lowering training costs with Vortex simulators.
  • How simulators can be used for recruiting workers and assessing skills.
  • What to look for when comparing simulator products.
  • Key ROI considerations. 

Del Mar College will share how the use of Vortex simulators affected its crane and heavy equipment training program. Among the benefits the school has realized:

  • Ability to teach difficult, procedural tasks in a safe environment.
  • Elimination of risk, liability, and costs associated with training on live equipment.
  • Increased access to students, thanks to mobile unit.
  • Improved student learning success rates. 

Reserve a spot to attend “How to Improve Workforce Training with Simulation.” Space is limited for this free event. Register online. 

Read more about Del Mar College’s experience with the Vortex Simulator in this case study, download the pdf.


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