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Congratulations! You have enrolled in one of our online training programs and are about to start the training. Our programs offer the flexibility to learn at your own pace and time but we know it is still very important to be well organized and self-motivated to succeed. Below, find eight important tips to ensure your success in our programs. 

The holiday season fast approaching, we wanted to update you on how our school closure, during the holiday break, will impact our technical, tutorial and administrative support.

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The Student Support Center itself will close at 5 pm on Saturday December 21, 2019, and will reopen on Thursday morning, January 2, 2020.

Kitting services can provide a number of benefits to manufacturing companies that are looking to streamline their warehousing processes and transition into lean manufacturing.

Updated Oct. 4, 2019

Before you head off to your interview, it's important for you to do your homework. I know, you wouldn’t have applied for the job if you didn’t think you are qualified for it but knowing you are prepared for the first or second meeting with your potential employerwill create confidence and improve your odds of getting the job.

Robots contribute to our world on both a large and small scale. The manufacturing industry is shaped by robotics technology and other industries are not far behind from the influence of robotics and AI. New innovations in robotics create opportunities to improve jobs and tasks for humans. With that, industries outside of manufacturing are transforming from these innovations as they put robots to work in unlikely places.

Distance learning and online programs have created more resources than ever before to assist in a career change. With access to these resources, there are many opportunities to grow your technical skills. Changing career paths is a very common choice for people who want to take their career to a new level or in this case, transition into a new industry.

The PLCs market was valued at $396 US Million in 2017 and is expected to reach approximately $825 US Million by 2024 with a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 11% over this period. North America has been and currently still is the largest PLC market globally and is expected to be the principle growth driver. Asia Pacific majors like India and China are also driving the rise in manufacturing units and pushing the demand for PLCs.

Securing an interview is the first step to getting the job you want. To get that interview, you need to master the skill of crafting a strong resume. Today's job market is highly competitive. Most companies use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to screen resumes and passing the initial screening process can be a challenge.

Manufacturing is a major contributor to the Canadian economy, accounting for $202 billion or 10.4% of GDP in 2018, which is an increase from previous years. The sector continues to steadily grow in 2019 due to the diversity of Canada’s manufacturing industries, but major industries include automobile and aerospace equipment, food and beverage, and oil and coal products. Some of these industries are clustered in certain regions in Canada, but the largest manufacturing clusters are in Ontario and Quebec.

Manufacturing is vital to the modern economy, yet millennials rank the sector as one of their least preferred career paths (5th out of 7 in a study by the National Association of Manufacturers). According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one of the current and projected challenges the manufacturing sector faces is that younger workers are not entering the sector at a rate that is required to replace the current older workforce when they retire, which will lead to a major gap in the workforce.

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