May Tech Bytes

INDUSTRY NEWS

Digital Factories: The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

One vision of the future of industry could mean … more machines and full automation.      Click here for full story

Faster, Stronger and Cheaper

China faces rising labor costs and a shortage of workers. But a government project called “replacing humans with robots” is trying to change the face of the work force in Guangdong Province. Click here for full story
 
A Unifying Vision For Distribution and the Robot Revolution

Robots, in the not-too-distant future, will evolve from an advanced technology to a critical component of infrastructure, akin to the ERP systems that form the information backbone of most distributors today. Your competition is evaluating robots…. Click here for full story
 
EDUCATION

The Online Paradox at Community Colleges
 
Students more likely to fail online classes, but finish their degrees if they take them. Click here for details
 
College for the Masses
 
Growing up in Miami in the 1990s, Carlos Escanilla was a lot more interested in hanging out with friends and playing music than in school. The son of immigrants from Chile, he slogged through high school with a C+ average and scored about 900 out of 1,600 on the SAT. Click here for the full story
 
 
GBC PROGRAMS
 
A Guide to Understand Module Exemptions between GBC’s Technical Certificate programs
Many people considering our online technical programs and even registered students often comment “there is content overlap between the programs modules”.  This then prompts the question “do I need to take these overlapping “and then “how do the exemptions affect the total cost of the program?” Click here for details

STUDENT SUCCESS STORY

Name: Vishal Prajapati
Program: Electromechanical Technician

Vishal PrajapatiVishal Prajapati, a Field Service Technician employed at a Banking Automation company, recently completing the Electromechanical Technician Certificate program at George Brown College. While Vishal has an Engineering diploma from his home country he felt that he needed this ‘Canadian credential’ to ensure he reaches his full earning potential.

The program was a good fit for Vishal. “While some of the material covered in the program was a review, it was a great way to refresh and update my knowledge and more significantly, it gave me confidence in my day-to-day job. I was also able to continue working while taking this program because I could do it at home and didn’t have to physically attend the college.”

Vishal has also registered into the Electronics Technician program with hopes to continue on to the Electronics Engineering Technician Diploma. Vishal knows the combination of education and experience will lead to continued career success.