Building the next generation of construction workers using simulation training technology

Dec. 6, 2023
Ready to bridge the construction skills gap? Watch now to explore how cutting-edge immersive training simulations outperform traditional methods by enhancing workplace safety while boosting your ROI.

This webinar was originally held on December 6, 2023 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Duration: 1 Hour
Sponsor: CM Labs Simulations

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As the construction industry faces a shortage of skilled recruits, many firms have been grappling with the challenge of preparing a new generation of workers. Many of the traditional pathways to construction careers have disappeared, leading the younger generation to shift their focus towards white-collar occupations. The shift has resulted in a substantial skills deficit among available workers. Nearly two-thirds of construction companies currently contend with project delays due to a shortage of skilled labor. 

In response, construction firms are looking for ways to fill this labor gap, and one solution is to invest in advanced training programs. Many companies are integrating simulation training technology as a powerful tool that's set to transform their business. This innovative method of training offers a flexible, immersive experience. It allows candidates to feel like they're truly on the worksite, operating heavy machinery and carrying out job tasks under genuine working conditions. Simulation technology's immersiveness is grounded in actual equipment and performance data, making it an invaluable tool for various stages of the recruitment, assessment, and training process.

During this webinar we will...

  • Explore how immersive training enhances safety and performance metrics
  • Compare traditional and simulation training outcomes
  • Discover the cost-saving benefits of investing in simulation training


As the Manager of Strategic Partnerships at CM Labs, Alan Limoges leverages more than four years of dynamic experience within the simulation industry. With a background in engineering and a proven history of cultivating impactful partnerships, Alan thrives on using his expertise to drive alliances and to make the most of CM Labs’ unique technology to deliver innovative training solutions.

Christa Fairchild is the Product Marketing Manager for CM Labs Simulations, specializing in the Construction and Utilities Markets. With an extensive 10-year career in tech-related industries, Christa has consistently excelled in addressing ambiguity and complexity. Her expertise in sharing and communication, combined with her insightful approach to marketing opportunities and product development, has been instrumental in driving growth and innovation within her field. Christa's unique blend of skills and experience positions her as a strategic leader in shaping CM Labs' offerings to meet the dynamic needs of the construction and utilities sectors.

Gary James is a seasoned professional with over two decades of dedicated experience in the construction industry. His career has been marked by owning his own successful companies and contributing his expertise to respected businesses in the field. As a CM Labs Simulator Training Specialist and Earth Moving Subject Matter Expert, Gary is a passionate advocate for heavy equipment simulation training. His extensive knowledge and commitment to advancing this technology have made him an invaluable asset to CM Labs and a driving force in enhancing training within the heavy equipment sector.

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