How Robotics Are Helping Change the Workforce

The recent challenges our world has been facing has provided an opportunity for robotics to become more involved in every aspect of automation. The pandemic, coupled with the increasing need to reduce carbon footprints, has shown how robots are changing the workforce and traditional work process. On top of that, the ongoing stresses being applied to global supply chains and workforce shortages have become a concern. 

Reimagining the Manufacturing Industry After COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new challenges for the manufacturing industry. Research by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), estimates that the COVID-19 outbreak could cause global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to shrink by 5%-15%, due to the downfall in the manufacturing sector. Across the globe, automobile, chemical, electronics, and aircraft manufacturers are facing shutdowns and inaccessibility of raw materials.

Skills AT Students Gain with the GBC Automation Certificate Program

If you’re considering a career in automation, you must already know that you’ll be working on a wide range of control systems, from simple fuses and motors to sophisticated electronic computer interface boards, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), robotics and much more. Our Automation Technician program covers the content of Electromechanical systems, PLCs, Robotics, Automation controls and the core principles and operations of an automated system.

What is the Manufacturing Skills Gap, and What does it Mean?

In a 2018 study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute it was predicted that by 2028 there would be in excess of two million unfilled positions in manufacturing—a deficit created by what is being called the “Manufacturing Skills Gap.”  The changing landscape of the manufacturing industry, paired with an outdated reputation and quickly developing technology, has created this gap between the skills that manufacturing workers have and those needed by employer

What Skills Do Electronics Technician Students Gain through the GBC Program?

If you are considering a career in electronics, you may be aware that it is a broad technical field with numerous applications.  Ranging from analog to digital electronics, audio electronics, and even into sectors such as telecommunications, the practical applications and job prospects for you as an Electronics Technician can vary significantly based upon your industry.  However, regardless of the field you build your career in, one thing remains constant: you will need a solid foundation in electronics.  This is exactly what the GBC Electronics Technician program can offer, a

Tips & Interview Questions that will Help You Prepare for Your Next Technical Job Interview

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.