Moving earth and heavy debris around doesn’t seem like technology comes into play much, does it? After all, you are pushing dirt around far away from a computer on a desk. But today’s heavy equipment often has very sophisticated technological advantages the machinery of the past was not capable of accessing.
Global Positioning Systems (GPS) have been around for years. Most smartphones have them, and lots of people use their GPS to find the nearest restaurant or get directions to an unfamiliar address. Heavy equipment operators use a GPS to match the contours of the site to the designed plans. The system can be fairly simple, or incredibly intricate depending on what has been put into place.
GPS and related technology can track where machinery is located, tell a central monitor how fast it is going, monitor maintenance issues, and a host of other things. Many companies use high tech stuff in their heavy equipment, and a good operator isn’t intimidated by it because it helps you do your job.
If your training school isn’t accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) you probably will not be getting recognition for your efforts, even if you learn the latest technological advances in heavy equipment operation. This is because employers recognize NCCER and respect its standards.
ATS Heavy Equipment Operator Training School holds National Credentials with NCCER and this gives our graduates that respect.
Whether it is the latest GPS technology or the latest thing being invented, ATS keeps up with what is happening in the industry and works that development into our training. At the same time, we know that a lot of job sites will be using older equipment, so you get experience with the classics, too.