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LITES Podcast E12 - The NCCCO Foundation Study: Virtual Reality's Role in Crane Operator Certification Testing

NCCCO Certification, ITI VR, VR Training, Technology, VR Crane Simulator, Education, Heavy Industry June 1, 2020

CEO of the NCCCO Foundation, Graham Brent, and PhD& CEO of Authentic Testing, Wallace Judd, join ITI President/CEO, Zack Parnell, to discuss the NCCCO Foundation's recent study on how virtual reality can play a role in certification.

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LITES Podcast E11 - Bechtel & Barnhart Alumni Rigging Engineers on Cranes, Construction, and Training

Technology, Education, Heavy Industry March 11, 2020

ITI CEO Zack Parnell sits down with Chief Rigging Engineer for Bechtel, Keith Anderson alongside former SVP of Engineering & Technical Services at Barnhart, Jim Yates and ITI Founder Mike Parnell for a lively discussion on the future of rigging engineering.

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LITES Podcast E10 - co-founders discuss their digital platform for connecting students, schools, and businesses

Technology, Education, Heavy Industry May 30, 2019

How can a tech savvy student find a path to a good paying job in Heavy Industry? How are companies evolving to connect with the next generation of workers? Tallo was created to connect the dots between talent, education, and a highly skilled career in Heavy Industry.

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LITES Podcast E09 - RealWear Founder Andy Lowery on His Company's Advanced Knowledge Transfer Device

Technology, Innovation, Andy Lowery, Knowledge Transfer, RealWear December 4, 2018

How can heavy industry employees get real-time answers to all of their on-the-job-site questions? How are companies evolving to accommodate the incoming millennial workforce? RealWear devices can answer these questions and so many more.

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LITES Podcast E08 - xAPI Inventor & SCORM Innovator Mike Rustici on Learning Management Systems

Technology, LMS, watershed, xapi, scorm October 3, 2018

How are companies building learning management systems to train their employees? xAPI and SCORM help companies design eLearning courses for their employees so that they can do their best work on the job.

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LITES Podcast E07 - Safety and Training in the Nuclear Industry at the Electric Power Research Institute

EPRI, Innovation, Energy, Nuclear Energy August 10, 2018

How does the nuclear power industry ensure the safety of their employees at nuclear power plants? Programs like the HRCUG, Gen Ed, and STE are helping educate industrial workers of today and the future to maintain a safe working environment in nuclear facilities worldwide.  

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LITES Podcast E06 - Workforce Development and Training for the Future at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh

Innovation, EICPittsburgh, VR Demo, Stone Pier, Energy July 10, 2018

How are energy companies supporting sustainable workforce development while bringing innovation and technology forward? We took a closer look at how companies in a city that is considered to be a technology hub are coming together to align workforce development and education, develop and demonstrate technology, and incubate business.

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LITES Podcast E05 - $150B is Spent on Workforce Training & Development. Is It a Waste?

innovation on job site, podcast, Training Efficacy, Training & Development, kevin yates, tony groat May 29, 2018

When over $150 billion is spent on training and development in the US every year, we ask ourselves if there is any evidence that this time and money spent is contributing to the business' overall goal. How should this training be measured? Who should be held accountable?

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Join Us for VR Crane & Equipment Simulation Demo Day & Happy Hour

LITES, Technology, Innovation, EICPittsburgh May 14, 2018

June 20, 2018

LITES is set to host an open house at the Energy Innovation Center on Wednesday, Jun20, 2018. Event logistics and free registration is now available at

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LITES Podcast E04 - President of Bechtel Equipment, Jim Nolan, On Construction Management & Innovation

Bechtel, LITES, Innovation, innovation on job site, jim nolan May 2, 2018

How can the implementation of technology effect construction job-sites all over the world? Bechtel Corporation uses applied data and analytics to solve large-scale construction issues involving productivity, operation, and job-site budgeting.

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