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Learning about my roots in teaching and working in the industry…

This is the lab I got to build
with my amazing colleagues at CVTC!

The Mission

Providing tools, equipment and learning for Mechatronics. 

Helping people find a brilliant career in mechatronics.  With the job outlook so strong, the need to up skill so strong helping make people.  

Founder message

  • Hi, I’m Tim Tewalt.  I’ve been training technicians for decades and have found a few things that guide all we do.
  • Remove bumps in learning
  • Don’t over teach
  • Create video learning that is short and addresses the objective being learned
  • Have fun

About the Founder - Tim Tewalt

Hello, I’m Tim Tewalt, the founder of Mechatronics Training, and I’d like to share a bit about my journey and the inspiration behind the creation of the Mechatronics PLC Trainer.

A Lifelong Passion for Technical Education
For over 37 years, I’ve been immersed in the world of technical education, specializing in training individuals to maintain and repair automated equipment. My career started as a service technician in various industrial settings, including supercomputers. This experience laid the foundation for my passion for teaching.

Championing Inclusivity and Accessibility
Throughout my career, I encountered students facing various challenges – from job loss to barriers posed by traditional education systems. Many were told that they didn’t fit the mold of a “typical” student. This frustration among both students and industry professionals drove me to find a better way to educate and empower individuals in the field of Mechatronics.

A Vision for Flexible Learning
In 2008, I took over the Industrial Mechanics / Mechatronics / Electromechanical program that started students every eight weeks. This unconventional approach allowed me to craft a curriculum that catered to the diverse needs of students, enabling them to balance their education with their responsibilities. I wanted to ensure that learning didn’t come with restrictions based on age, math skills, or color vision.

Evolving the Learning Experience
Over time, I refined my teaching methods. Traditional lectures were replaced with eLearnings, and complex lab assignments were transformed into streamlined learning plans. The result was a flexible learning model that worked seamlessly for both students and instructors. The “flex lab” model became the cornerstone of our educational approach.

Proven Success and Unwavering Commitment
This dedication to accessible, hands-on learning led to outstanding results. Over 85% course success rates and 100% job placement rates underscore the effectiveness of our approach. It’s a system that has been meticulously tweaked and perfected every eight weeks to ensure it aligns with the evolving needs of our students.

Creating the Mechatronics PLC Trainer
As the curriculum evolved, so did the need for equipment that could mirror real-world industrial systems. That’s when the idea for the Mechatronics PLC Trainer was born. It started with switches and lights attached to a PLC and evolved into a portable, industry-grade trainer that integrates pneumatic cylinders, VFDs, 3-phase motors, HMIs, and more. The Trainer offers a hands-on experience that aligns with the needs of modern technical education.

Your Path to Success
Today, the Mechatronics PLC Trainer stands as a testament to my commitment to revolutionizing technical education. I’m excited to share this journey with you and offer you the opportunity to equip your students or workforce with a powerful learning tool that reflects the real-world demands of the industry.

Let’s Talk!
I invite you to explore the Mechatronics PLC Trainer and discover how it can transform your approach to teaching and training. Feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions or would like to discuss how our solution can meet your specific needs. Together, we can empower the next generation of Mechatronics professionals.

Welcome to the Mechatronics Training family!

Sincerely,

Tim

“Help people learn skills they can use for a lifetime.”