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Industry News
One of the most commom questions asked by our prospective students is “Learning all about the theory and application of PLCs is great but will I be able to program PLCs after taking the PLC Technician Certificate program?” The answer is yes.
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Student Tips
So, you have successfully registered for one of our online technical programs, have requested your Interactive Learning Package and now have your program material. If you chose the USB format, you will find the following information helpful.
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Industry News
One of the most difficult challenges you may encounter during your career is what to do when you feel you've reached a plateau at work.
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Over the last century we have seen some major changes in the working world. We have watched women fight to become equals in a male dominated world and win many battles to receive the rights we have today. But the battle is not over, particularly in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, where women are still significantly underrepresented.
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Industry News
We know that looking for a job is tough and very stressful, particularly if you can`t meet 100% of the technical knowledge and required skills an employers is using as a criteria for a job that you know you can do and that you really want.
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Industry News
Tuition Reimbursement 101: The Basics and How to Use It to Fund your Training
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Industry News
The manufacturing sector in North America is growing at a fast pace thanks to manufacturing automation and advanced technology that has made certain functions in the manufacturing process automatic and others, obsolete.
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Student Tips
Top 4 Strategies to Prepare for Your Online Exams
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Here are a couple easy ways to get registered into your next modules.
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Student Tips
George Brown College is pleased to announce that three of its distance education based technology training programs – Electronics Technician Certificate, Electromechanical Technician Certificate and PLC Technician Certificate - are now approved by
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Industry News
The opportunities afforded by the continuous advancements of technology is nothing short of remarkable.
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Industry News
Driverless trains, computer algorithms and laser detectors have been hailed as the future of transportation. Automation is moving into a whole new generation, with cars, ocean tankers and trains becoming increasingly automated.
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Industry News
Electric cars are officially about to break into the mainstream.  “In 2015, 462,000 people around the world bought electric cars, according to the report — up 59% from the year before.” (
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Student Tips
Online education has gained an incredible momentum lately. This is due to many advantages it offers, especially for busy students. With education funding being tight and our increasingly fast paced lives, universities and colleges are quickly moving more and more towards online learning, leaving behind the old traditional models of learning in classrooms.
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Technical Tips
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are used in almost all industrial processes and are an integral part of a nations industry and manufacturing infrastructure.
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Industry News
The adoption of robotics in industry continues to grow at a very rapid pace.  “Between 2005 and 2008, the average annual number of robots sold was about 115,000 units.
Industry News
Fifty years ago – perhaps even as few as twenty – the idea that one day post-secondary courses would be taught in a virtual classroom rather than one surrounded by bricks and mortar would seem preposterous.
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Career Tips
Probably the most common question that we get from potential PLC students is “what’s the difference between our PLC and PLC II Technician Certificate programs?” The answer is a bit technical but we’ll try to keep it short and simple. Both programs provide a thorough introduction to PLCs but with one very important difference. The difference is defined by which generation of PLC technology is covered in the program and emulated, in the accompanying simulation tool.