March 2019 Tech Bytes


Why the Smart Factory is Paying Dividends for Early Adapters
Smart factories and increased automation are providing manufacturers with a modern solution so that they can drive their innovations faster, whether to reduce waste, lower energy use and/or address worker shortages.. Read More

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5 Reasons Why AR Is the Future of Smart Factories

The fourth industrial revolution, commonly known as 4IR, is generating a host of new possibilities for manufacturers looking to enhance their production lines. Augmented Reality (AR) is key to this revolution and is now used by major companies. Read More


How Simulation Tools are Transforming Education and Training
Computer simulations have greatly evolved with progress in computer science over the past few decades. With origins in a math experiment during WWII, simulation technologies now have widespread applications in various industries ranging from healthcare to manufacturing to entertainment. Simulation tools have found numerous successes and advantages in education, being used for teaching, training, and testing applications.
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How Much Do Robotics Technicians Make?
With the rise of industrial automation comes the demand for skilled workers that are able to work, troubleshoot, repair, program, and maintain these new machines and technologies. Read More


Our Graduates Share Their Experiences with the Online Technical Training Programs
Here at GBCTechtraining, we are very proud of our graduates. Their stories inspire us, and we hope they will inspire you as well! Read More

8 Steps to Stay Motivated in GBCTechTraining’s Online Programs

One of the many advantages of GBC Technical Training online certificate programs is that they’re self-paced, allowing students to create a flexible study schedule and write exams when they are ready! However, it can be a challenge to stay focused and motivated when there are no formal due dates for exams or graduation, which means that students will need to take some proactive steps. Learn More
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Thomas Velluet-Draper

Electromechanical Technician Graduate

Thomas Velluet-Draper is an Automation Technician with Dragone, an entertainment company specializing in the creation of large scale theater shows. In this position he is responsible for the maintenance of the automated scenic elements and the performer flying systems within the show.

On the recommendation of a former colleague Thomas registered into the Electromechanical Technician program. He liked the programs’ flexibility, “how there was no time pressure to complete the program.” Since completing the program Thomas reports he has “a better understanding of the equipment I’m using, and expect that I will use the training to troubleshoot better.”

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