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Career Tips
Sep 13, 2022
Learning to program the most powerful PLCs is an incredibly interesting and profitable skill to have, but it does come with challenges. The platforms can be complex and expensive, and the training software can be difficult to find.
Workforce Development
Career Tips
Aug 18, 2022
Since COVID, online learning has emerged as a solution for practically all forms of training, including workforce development. Many community colleges are already supporting employers in strengthening their workforce by connecting with employers/organizations and offering a wide variety of work-related programs. Future jobs will need more qualifications than in the past, particularly in the areas of technology and manufacturing. This means employees must be adaptable and willing to meet these demands.
Build digital presence for networking by sharing post and videos
Career Tips
Aug 08, 2022
COVID has dramatically changed how and where we network professionally. In the past, we had many more face-to-face networking interactions through meetings, conferences, lunches etc.
Employee working on a laptop in a Manufacturing Industry
Career Tips
Mar 10, 2022
The manufacturing industry is facing many challenges
Technician in factory with robotic arms
Career Tips
Feb 02, 2022
Are you an Ontario employer trying to fill positions or vacancies or upskilling your workers? If the answer is yes, the Canada-Ontario Job Grant, along with George Brown College Technical Certificate programs can help.
Job market and economy news headline
Career Tips
Dec 21, 2021
Airlines are cancelling flights due to a lack of pilots. Restaurants are posting open positions on their Instagram accounts. Even local grocery stores have "hiring" signs on their doors as well. Welcome to 2022: despite being battered by the pandemic for a long time, the economy is finally showing signs of a strong and steady recovery, and the job market is improving as well.
George Brown College
Career Tips
Nov 11, 2021
After two years of restrictions and stay-at-home orders, there is finally a ray of hope that things are getting back to the old normal.
man with programming laptop monitoring robotic arm
Career Tips
Sep 22, 2021
If you’re in a robotics technician training program and are curious about what will happen after you graduate, this article is for you. 
Robotics arm in factory
Career Tips
Aug 25, 2021
The recent challenges our world has been facing has provided an opportunity for robotics to become more involved in every aspect of automation.
Funding
Career Tips
May 13, 2021
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.
working in a factory
Career Tips
Feb 02, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new challenges for the manufacturing industry. Research by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), estimates
Men in Factory
Career Tips
Dec 17, 2020
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
Networking for Technical Professionals Infographic
Career Tips
Dec 11, 2020
Covid-19 has made it difficult for even the most social among us to build connections.  Here are a few tips to help technical professionals build and maintain their connections online, and prepare themselves for the post-pandemic world.  
Technicians examining quipment
Career Tips
Aug 28, 2020
In a 2018 study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute it was predicted that by 2028 there would be in excess
Automation Webinar Presentation
Career Tips
Aug 13, 2020
In our recent webinar, held August 13, 2020, our program experts covered 20 reasons to choose GBC's Automation Technician program. It included essential information about our Automation Technician program such as:
Technician Troubleshooting
Career Tips
May 26, 2020
​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 telecommuni
People in meeting around a table
Career Tips
Mar 16, 2020
Students often think that once they gain technical knowledge, they are ready to go and get that career they've always wanted.
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Career Tips
Aug 06, 2019
Distance learning and online programs have created more resources than ever before to assist in a career change.
welding robot in automotive plant
Career Tips
May 22, 2019
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 Nati
simulation software PLC II
Career Tips
Mar 25, 2019
To keep up with the demand for skilled workers and quickly changing technology, adul