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Simformotion™ LLC Announces 2015-2016 Scholarship Opportunity

Simformotion™ LLC, Peoria, Ill.—a leader in heavy equipment simulator training solutions— announces an academic collegiate scholarship opportunity for the 2015-2016 school year. A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student with an interest in pursuing a career in heavy equipment operation, construction management, mining engineering or any heavy equipment-related program. Students enrolled in an accredited heavy equipment-related program at an institution that utilizes Cat® Simulators as part of their training program, with a minimum GPA of 2.75, are eligible for the scholarship. The scholarship is open to students anywhere in the world meeting the criteria.

Vice President Renee Gorrell says, “We are proud to contribute to the education of a student that wants to help build the world. Cat Simulators train students safely and help save their institutions thousands of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs of running actual machines. Students can practice applications as many times as needed to learn the fine control movements necessary to operate heavy equipment, no matter what the weather might be outside.”

Download an application for the Cat® Simulators Scholarship by clicking here or send an e-mail to connect@catsimulators.com. Application deadline is April 30, 2015.

Cat® Simulators are available in models for the Hydraulic Excavator, Off-Highway and Mining Trucks, M-Series Motor Grader, Small and Large Wheel Loaders, Wheel Tractor-Scraper, Dozer, Mining Dozer, FM Log Loader, Track Feller Buncher, Electric Rope Shovel and Articulated Truck.

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Simformotion™ LLC Announces Cat® Simulators 2014-2015 Scholarship Winner

Peoria, IL, June 2014—Simformotion™ LLC – a leader in heavy equipment simulator development – is proud to announce that it has selected Jordan W. Ellis for the 2014-2015 Cat® Simulators Scholarship. The winner receives a $2,000 scholarship to support the pursuit of a heavy equipment-related career.

Applications were accepted from students enrolled in an accredited heavy equipment-related program at an institution that utilizes Cat Simulators as part of their training program or curriculum. Ellis, a 2013 graduate of Westfield Academy & Central School in N.Y., is attending Alfred State College, N.Y., and enrolled in the Heavy Equipment Operations program.

Ellis is currently a freshman at Alfred State College, where he is involved in the school’s disaster relief team. In addition to a job operating heavy equipment during college breaks, he is involved with the Alfred and Ripley N.Y. fire districts. He is attending the required firefighter training classes this summer to achieve his N.Y. certifications. On his own, he obtained his NYS Class B CDL license—one of the youngest Class B license holders in the state.

Simformotion Vice President Lara Aaron says, “The need for people in the skilled trades is ever-present. Trained personnel will be needed for new construction projects; the revitalization of infrastructure; mining, forestry and agricultural operations, among others. By creating a scholarship, we can support and reward students pursuing a heavy equipment-related career and contribute to their future. It’s Simformotion’s way of making sure there are qualified people to build the world’s communities.”

Applications for the 2015-2016 Cat Simulators scholarship will be accepted beginning in January 2015. Download an application at www.catsimulators.com/scholarships or contact connect@catsimulators.com to request an application form. Anyone meeting the qualifications may submit an application, regardless of where they live in the world.

Simformotion™ LLC Announces 2015-2016 Scholarship Opportunity
Simformotion™ LLC Announces Cat® Simulators 2014-2015 Scholarship Winner