Posts from May 2010

How To Begin An Industrial Training Program

May 27, 2010

If you needed to get to work but you don’t know how to drive, would you get into a car with someone with good intentions but no license and driving experience? Would you hire an account with no experience to do your taxes or one who has done taxes his entire life? The answer to these two questions is, of course, a definite no. It would prove detrimental to you and your...

Control Valve Training

May 24, 2010

Choosing the right control valve is as important as training your manufacturing employees to properly operate them. With appropriate manufacturing training, you can reduce valve failure and keep your employees and the work environment safe. After completing ITC Learning’s manufacturing training class, your employees will realize that control valves is more than just the turning on and shutting off of fluids. They will gain the skills and knowledge to: • Understand how...

Is Your Maintenance Training Program Working?

May 20, 2010

There are many reasons why a maintenance training program is not working as it should. If you currently have a maintenance training program in place, but you’ve found that your employees haven’t learned the skills needed to do their jobs properly, it’s time to re-evaluate your training program. Does your maintenance training program cater to the needs of each employee? Is your maintenance training program too lengthy, not giving your employees enough...

What Training Courses Should You Offer When You Operate A Manufacturing Plant

May 18, 2010

When you think of manufacturing jobs, you don’t necessarily think you need any type of training. But a wide variety of manufacturing jobs actually require special skills and knowledge. Without proper training, your employees will not be able to perform the jobs properly or safely. Regardless of where your company is located, our manufacturing courses can be done right on your premise. This is because ITC Learning offers a variety of manufacturing...

Maintenance for Air Compressors

May 17, 2010

The lung is the original air compressor, and like this essential organ air compressors are vital to the smooth operation of many manufacturing facilities. Since air compressors supply and power a variety of equipment, such as pneumatic tools, they are one of the most important components in a manufacturing plant. Air compressors are used in plants that require air to be decreased in volume or increased in force. Just like in the...

Safety Training for your Manufacturing Employees

May 13, 2010

The first safety class you attended was probably in kindergarten where you learned it’s not safe to talk to strangers, play with fire, and cross the street alone. As we got older, safety classes evolved from what not to do to CPR and first aid classes. So employees have the right to expect their company to offer manufacturing safety training courses, especially if the organization requires them to use and work around...

What’s your excuse for not having an Industrial Training Program?

May 11, 2010

Most people know what’s good for them. We know it’s better to slow down at the yellow light than to speed right through. We know it’s better to pay attention to the road than to text or talk on the phone while driving. Yet we still multitask while operating a vehicle going 45 miles per hour or more although we know it’s not safe. We like to think we know what’s best...

Training for Simple Mechanical Skills

May 7, 2010

Hand tools are commonly used in everyday life by everyone. We use them to change a flat tire, repair the sink drain, and put the bookcase together. But this doesn’t mean that your employees don’t require mechanical skills training. Some of the hand tools used by mechanics in an industrial setting are used in a different capacity and are even held differently. A few of the topics covered by ITC Learning’s mechanical...

What’s your Manufacturing Plants Most Valuable Resource?

May 6, 2010

Remember those tests in high school where the answer was either A, B, C, A and B or all of the above? Even though you studied for the test you just couldn’t figure out the right answer because they were all so close.  But when you finally got your test back you were surprised to find out that the answer wasn’t A or B like you thought, but all of the above....

Maintenance for Valves

May 4, 2010

Valves are an extremely important component in our society. Without them there would be no fresh water, public restrooms, or automatic heat. If you look around your house, you’ll find that valves are built into your piping system. As in your house, valves control the flow of water, but in an industrial plant they can also control the flow other materials such as oil, gas, and steam as well as the rate,...