April Tech Bytes 2015

Industry News

How Robots Are Saving the Dairy Farm

Today’s dairy farm is a far cry from what ads and movies would have you believe. Cows go to robotic milking stations on their own, where they are identified, milked, and sent back out to the barn until the next milking. Click here for full story

 How Roots Are SAving the Dairy Farm

Manufacturers Optimistic Despite Stronger Dollar

Manufacturing executives are more optimistic about the U.S. economy than at any point in nearly 10 years, according to the latest quarterly survey from PwC US. Click here for full story


How much should you pay for a degree?

Does it pay to go to college? That largely depends ... Students should ask themselves tough questions, … What do you want from college? Do you have the academic skills and motivation to achieve your goals? Click here for details. George Brown College’s online technical certificate programs offer a very affordable way to continue your education that fits within a modest budget

Auto Industry Must Overhaul Supply Chain Training

A new report recommends that auto companies strengthen industry collaboration, worker training and career opportunities in order to resolve a worsening talent crisis in their supply chains. Click here for the full story

GBC Programs

What’s the Difference between the PLC and PLC II Technician Certificate Programs?

Probably the most common question that we get from potential PLC students is “what’s the difference between our PLC and PLC II Technician Certificate programs?”

The answer is a bit technical but we’ll try to keep it short and simple. Click here for full story

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Student success story

M. R. LeBlanc
PLC Technician Graduate

M. R. LeBlanc, National Systems Advisor with a leading Canadian Petroleum Manufacturer/Distributor, registered in the PLC program at George Brown College to get broad based training and an overall perspective regarding PLC’s. “Part of my responsibilities at my company is to review all PLC program modifications and additions made by our consultants across Canada. This program helped me to ensure I had a strong base of knowledge. While a manufacturer specific course would have taught me how to use their specialty PLC, the George Brown College PLC program helped me get that strong base.

“The part I enjoyed most was the ability to do the coursework at my own pace. While having many work commitments, including travelling, I was able to study from anywhere with a windows based computer. This option allowed me to complete the program, keep my employer happy and still spend quality time with my children. (vs. mandatory course curriculum and physical attendance) “

“The Resource Center was great. I had many questions and gave other students feedback in the Student forum. The course monitor\teacher was very quick to respond and could assist with using our knowledge and applying it to real world applications. I called Tech Support a few times and they were very helpful and took care of my needs each time before I hung-up. Rather than just calling a call center for help, it felt like I was calling a good neighbor, a friendly person on the other end of the line that was very helpful and personable.