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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,...

Always Learning

April 27, 2010

The other day at Starbucks, I overheard a man ranting to his friend about having to attend a training class at his new company. He didn’t understand why this was being required of him since he has over six years experience in the field. As I waited in line for my coffee, his friend reminded him that he shouldn’t be so sure that he already knows everything and he could actually learn...

Training For Excellence

April 12, 2010

There are so many parallels to achieving excellence in sports and in an organization’s engineering and maintenance efforts; however, at their core, all successful organizations have at their foundation a strong emphasis on a continuing training program.  When we are watching a sporting event, and we are mesmerized by a phenomenal act by an athlete, it is so easy not to realize that what we witnessed, was only possible through the hard...

Maintenance Training Programs

March 25, 2010

One of our clients was discussing their maintenance training program, and  last week as they were performing some corrective maintenance he was impressed by what he observed.  This is what he shared with me: “.. our newest forklift off-line in order to isolate and then repair what was reported to be a brake line leak.  As we started to investigate the source of the leak, we found that the leak wasn’t from the brake...

Pneumatic Mechanical Training

March 10, 2010

An incredible amount of manufacturing systems use the force and power of air to run their machinery, which is why pneumatic mechanical training is so important. In pneumatic training, employees are taught to understand the system operation as a whole to determine how the different components affect the system. Because all pneumatic systems have a common basic function, our curriculum teaches employees the skills to deal with any pneumatic equipment. It’s important for...

Electrical Safety Training

March 1, 2010

In the industrial field, electrical safety training is just as important as plant safety. Equipments that are safe under normal working conditions can be unsafe when they’re not working properly. Any employee assigned to task associated with electrical energy should be qualified and trained to perform the job. Employees assigned to work near electrical equipment should at least know the common safety rules. ITC Learning’s electrical safety training course is the ideal...

Plant Safety Training

February 25, 2010

A plant is a very dangerous place to work if your employees are not careful or they’re unfamiliar with the different hazards in their work environment.  It’s important to teach your employees how to avoid injuries in the work place because this is not only beneficial to your employees but to your company as well. At ITC Learning, we believe that work related accidents can be avoided and our plant safety training...

Maintenance Management Training

February 24, 2010

Management support is an important aspect of maintenance management. Without it your organization will not function properly. Well-trained maintenance managers and supervisors are needed to staff, schedule, supervise and manage a large industrial company so that it operates at its maximum efficiency. The training will not only teach managers and supervisors to manage your operations but also about the principles of preventive and predictive maintenance because they should understand the responsibilities of the...

Why Manufacturing Training Pays

February 22, 2010

It may seem that manufacturing training costs more money that your company is willing to spend. The truth is money spent training your employees might be more beneficial to your company than you realize, especially in the years to come. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with the aging manufacturing workforce, there will be less skilled workers going into the manufacturing industry.  This is clearly the time for companies to start...

Hydraulic System Training

February 16, 2010

All industrial companies need excellent maintenance personnel to ensure that their hydraulic systems are running in perfect condition. A comprehensive mechanical training program about hydraulic systems is needed to ensure that your employees understand the proper maintenance techniques to use. ITC Learning offers these classes to educate your employees about the basics of hydraulic systems, pressure controls, troubleshooting techniques, and many other subjects.  Your employees will need to know how to drain and replace the...