July 2018 Tech Bytes

Industry News

Where are America’s New Manufacturing Hotspots?

Over the last quarter century, a combination of trade deals, automation and economic recessions sent the number of manufacturing jobs plummeting. However, since 2011, about half a million jobs have been regained. Read More


5 Ways Online Technical Training Can Positively Impact your Company’s Bottom-line

Leaving this gap unfilled for too long risks a decline in overall productivity, and hiring new employees every time there is a skills shortage isn’t always the best solution. Addressing the skills gap doesn’t have to feel unmanageable. In a world that is increasingly online, why not train your employees there? Learn More

6 LinkedIn Tips for Job Hunting Electronics Technicians

LinkedIn might seem like it’s only for office workers, but this is no longer the case. Nowadays, every industry—including manufacturing—is on LinkedIn. There’s a large number of recruiters looking to fill technical positions on the platform, too. Learn More


4 Reasons To Consider Cross-training with Multiple Technical Certificates

The demand for skilled technical workers has grown together with the rapid rise in technological advancement. Companies continue to face skills gaps in critical areas and are always on the lookout for people that can operate the complex machinery that comes alongside automation. Read More

Manager and Technician working with PLC

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7 Tips That You Need To Know About Your GBCTechTraining Online Exams

While there are no set exam deadlines for our programs, we here at the Student Support Center understand that taking any exam can be a very stressful time for our students, so today we’re here to discuss everything exam related! Read More 

Success Stories

Name: Stuart DeJong

PLC Technician II Technician Graduate

Stuart DeJong is a Maintenance Technician at a HVAC Manufacturing company. Stuart registered into the PLC Technician II Certificate program ‘as there was a project that required PLC programming knowledge to complete the automation of certain processes.’ With the coursework completed Stuart is able to ‘modify programming on the new automated cells when new parts are added. And by making these tweaks on my own we no longer need to hire an outside engineering firm,    resulting in a huge cost savings to the company.’

‘The simulator was most useful and overall the program has given me a better understanding of the various types of sensors and controls used on different machinery. Additionally, the people on phone support were very helpful with my technical issues connecting to the exam server.’ Meet More Graduates