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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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EESF’s New Cast of Characters

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015

The Foundation’s superheroes are here to save the day. photos by Lee Freeland and John Dimaio Meet Safe T Boy and Safe T Girl. These undercover superheroes—sans capes, mind you—teach riders to be safe and sound on elevators and escalators. They are the result of a year-long rebranding process the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation undertook…

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Education at KONE

By Elevator World | June 1, 2015

The company’s “learning that drives customer care” approach has served it well. KONE’s approach to learning and development is simple: develop a winning team of true professionals. That effort is one of the company’s five strategic targets, supported by the “70/20/10” approach to learning: 70% of learning at KONE is done on the job; 20%…

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Maxton

By Karl Keller | April 1, 2015

Growing elevator control valve manufacturer is spotlighted for its development, testing, education and training across 46 years. by Karl Keller History Maxton Manufacturing Co. dates back to 1949, when William M. Shrum, Jr. established a small independent elevator company, Coast Elevator, on which Maxton was later founded in 1968. Maxton has tested and developed valve…

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Skilled Labor Shortage Prompts Educational Expansion

By Lee Freeland | April 1, 2015

An exploration of one of the biggest problems in today’s U.S. elevator industry and what is being done about it Problems As the elevator market has slowly recovered from the 2008 economic downturn, hiring has steadily increased in the industry. In the U.S., such growth has been spurred by the wider construction industry, where spending…

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Training and Education in Europe

By Elevator World | December 1, 2012

A review of what is needed from the industry’s workforce today An Attractive Industry? All European engineering industries complain of the difficulty to recruit young mechanics and technicians. The problems are well identified: in the eyes of young students, the image of these industries – the elevator and escalator sector included – is that of…

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