Two commonly misunderstood types of training are certificates and certifications. Both provide important value, but are quite different in terms of purpose, content, oversight and commitment required to complete them. Selecting the right training will ultimately increase your hire ability and/or value to your employer.

Automation is a new major player in your workplace, and things are changing. You’ve been in the workforce for a few years now and have begun to ask yourself, ‘how can I stay ahead of the game?’ ‘Should I go back to school and how much will it cost’? You’re also worried that you don’t have time to commit to a diploma or degree program, and this makes deciding where to go to upgrade your technical skills nerve wracking. Going back to school after working for a long period of time is no easy task. It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there and learn more skills.

With technological developments happening all around us, newly graduated engineers or those who have been in the workforce for quite some time may find it difficult to stay competitive and on-trend within the current field. According to a recent survey conducted by PEW Research Centre, a majority of American employees’ state that they will need continuous learning and training to stay up-to-date with all the changes occurring.

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!

If you are considering enrolling into one of our certificate programs, but are unsure of what to expect, here is a brief description of what you will receive upon registration.

Once you’ve enrolled into either Automation, Robotics, Electromechanical, Electronics, or PLC, you will receive an Interactive Learning Package from us by courier within 5 -7 business days.

The package you receive will contain the following items:

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You have finally made the decision to go back to school and further your education.  Your reasons are clear, including learning new skills, transitioning into a new career, or taking your career to the next level. But you are now faced with the critical question: How will you pay for it all?

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Do you want to earn a Canadian credential to add to your list of technical qualifications? We know students from all over the world consider studying at a Canadian college or university because of Canada’s excellent reputation and because the degrees, diplomas and certificates are highly respected globally.

Do you feel you need to boost your skills and increase your technical knowledge but don’t know how to ask your employer to pay for your online technical training? Well, you might be surprised to discover that your employer is more inclined to support your technical training than you are expecting.

Colin Simpson is the Dean of GBC’s Centre for Continuous Learning. He has worked at George Brown College for the past 25 years in a variety of positions, including roles in faculty Colin Simpson, Dean for Continuous Learningand administration with the most recent 15 years as Dean. Throughout his tenure he has grown continuing education enrolment from 35,000 to 65,000 registrants per year.