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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
levels of automation
Industry News
Jan 07, 2021
As automation, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics improve, it may be increasingly tempting to employ automatic means to accomplish industry goals. The degree to which a task is automated is referred to as levels of automation (LOA).
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.  
Student Tips
Nov 20, 2020
Smart factories integrate PLCs Robotics
Industry News
Nov 18, 2020
The beginning of this, the third decade of the new millennium, may have started out rather bleak, but it does not mean that things like innovation or advances in technology have come to a grinding halt.
Student Forum
Student Tips
Nov 12, 2020
Online education has brought numerous advantages to learning, such as making education more accessible, and in some ways, more interactive and engaging. However, it has also brought some unique challenges.
Student Resource Center
Student Tips
Oct 07, 2020
As we are still in the middle of a pandemic, many post-secondary institutions have shifted their traditional in-class instruction and delivery of programs and courses online.
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Industry News
Sep 17, 2020
As Covid-19 is brought under control, many people are anxious to get back to work.  While some may be able to work from home, it is important that safety measures are in place for those who must physically retur
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
GBC front entrance
Student Tips
Aug 18, 2020
Since March 2020, the GBCTechTraining team has seen a number of changes to our processes, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We have had to rethin
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:
technicians reviewing documentation
Industry News
Jul 24, 2020
In theatre, being a Triple Threat means that you can sing, dance, and act—that you have all the skills necessary to take on any role and succeed at it.  This term can be applied to manufacturing, as well, and re
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Student Tips
Jul 22, 2020
As we continue through the Covid-19 pandemic, many changes continue to affect how we at George Brown College are operating.
PAC in manufacturing environment
Technical Tips
Jul 07, 2020
In some ways, the phrase, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is an adage that can be applied to the manufacturing sector, particularly when it comes to the use of programmable logic controllers (or PLCs). Since the 1960’s, PLCs have been used to automate manufacturing processes – and while the PLCs of today dwarf the capabilities from those in operation sixty years ago, many believe that as far as process management is concerned, there is no better solution than a program logic controller.
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Student Tips
Jun 08, 2020
Congratulations in taking that first big step to upgrade your skills by registering into a GBCTechTraining online technical training Certificate program.
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
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Student Tips
May 26, 2020
Covid19 has brought with it a number of changes, with social distancing and work-from-home measures becoming common. At GBCTechTraining, these changes mean that while our online programs are still available, George Brown College has closed its physical buildings to staff and students and we are working remotely.
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Student Tips
May 08, 2020
George Brown College Technical Training is proud to present an updated version of the Robotics Technician online certificate program. The program provides a basic introduction to the theory and practice of using industrial robots in manufacturing. This new edition of the program has been enriched with an additional learning module on Autonomous Robots and an upgraded version of the simulation software, RoboLogix.
3D printer
Industry News
Mar 31, 2020
Undoubtedly, the rise of new technologies, namely within the virtual reality (VT), augmented reality (AR) and augmented intelligence (AI) realms have changed the way consumers and businesses perceive the world around them, the world in which they