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Sharing Their Knowledge

Sharing Their Knowledge

By Kaija Wilkinson | May 1, 2021

Australia’s LML Lift Consultants debuts training facility.

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Stepping Up as a Leader

Stepping Up as a Leader

By Shelly Totino | March 1, 2021

Durham College’s EDM and trades education expands.  One of 24 publicly funded colleges in the Canadian province of Ontario, Durham College in Oshawa was the first to offer an elevating devices mechanic (EDM) apprenticeship program beginning in 2002, stepping up as a leader in trades education in the mid-1990s. Encompassing 720 h of training and…

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First-Class

First Class

By Kaija Wilkinson | February 1, 2019

D&D’s Elevator Learning Center, like Yonkers itself, is one of a kind. Expect the unexpected from Yonkers. New York’s fourth-largest city with a history dating to the 1600s, Yonkers enjoyed a robust role in industry in the 1800s and 1900s. It was here the world’s first completely synthetic plastic, Bakelite, was invented, where much of…

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The Sky’s the Limit

By Elevator World | April 1, 2018

The 2007 recession changed retirement plans for many International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) members, forcing them to work past the IUEC’s typical retirement age of 58. During that time, postponed retirement, combined with the lack of new construction during the downturn, led to fewer apprentices brought into the trade. The economy has since picked…

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ASME Foundation Kicks Off Pooled Student Scholarship Fund

By Elevator World | April 1, 2018

Funding drive established to set up engineering grants. In recent years, many in the engineering community have expressed interest in establishing scholarships at the ASME Foundation. However, the resources required to establish an individual scholarship are great. In addition, given the cost of tuition today, setting up a scholarship for US$500 or even US$1,000 does…

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Elevator Education at Dillard’s

By Elevator World | February 1, 2018

CET program earns praise from those on the front lines maintaining U.S. department store’s VT equipment. In 2001, The National Association of Elevator Contractors’ (NAEC) Education Committee began developing an elevator-specific education and certification program known as the Certified Elevator Technician (CET®) program. From the very start, NAEC partnered with Elevator World, Inc. to create,…

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Opening Doors

By Kaija Wilkinson | February 1, 2017

Women elevator mechanics are being trained at a forward-thinking college campus in Canada. After high school, Samantha Pauze narrowed her career focus to mechanical or electrical engineering after excelling in the Introduction to the Trades program at Durham College in Oshawa, Canada. Out of more than 100 men, Pauze graduated near the top of the…

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Going the “Distance”

By Elevator World | December 1, 2016

Evolution of the Lift Engineering program at UoN Following the introduction of the first edition of the European standard EN 81-1:1977 in 1977 (introduced in the U.K. as BS 5655-1:1979), the U.K. lift industry needed a wide ranging re-education of its workforce in both design and field service. The need to update the workforce was…

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Updates from Europe: Digesting the Latest ECJ Working Time Ruling

By Elevator World | April 1, 2016

What the European Working Time Directive really means for both employers and employees

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Education in the Worldwide Elevator Industry

By Louis Bialy | April 1, 2016

An overview of existing education and a summary of the needs for educating personnel

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