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Career Tips
May 09, 2017
Congratulations you have just completed one of the online programs from GBCTechtraining.
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Industry News
Apr 25, 2017
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
Apr 06, 2017
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
Feb 23, 2017
Tuition Reimbursement 101: The Basics and How to Use It to Fund your Training
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Industry News
Feb 15, 2017
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
Dec 06, 2016
Top 4 Strategies to Prepare for Your Online Exams
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Student Tips
Nov 25, 2016
Here are a couple easy ways to get registered into your next modules.
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Student Tips
Sep 07, 2016
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
Jun 27, 2016
The opportunities afforded by the continuous advancements of technology is nothing short of remarkable.
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Industry News
May 10, 2016
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
May 06, 2016
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
Mar 28, 2016
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
Mar 18, 2016
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
Feb 12, 2016
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
Jan 12, 2016
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
Oct 07, 2015
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.
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Industry News
Sep 28, 2015
Programmable Logic Controllers , also known as PLCs, are robust industrial electronic systems used for controlling a wide variety of mechanical systems and applications. So how common are PLCs why are they so important? Well, in our heavily technologically reliant society, PLC systems are found everywhere, including in our factories, office buildings and even controlling the traffic on our streets. PLCs are at the very heart of the control of many critical technologies that most of us don`t give even a second thought to, they are so seamlessly and invisibly integrated into our daily lives.
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Student Tips
Jul 14, 2015
It’s Tuesday and you’ve been asked to work on a new program for one of the PLCs in your plant that needs to be completed by the end of the week.
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Industry News
Jun 15, 2015
Distance education pioneer Colin Simpson, Dean of George Brown College's Centre for Continuous Learning, will receive Nipissing University's hig