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How Smart Factories Integrate PLCs, Automation and Robotics

November 20, 2020
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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. In fact, quite the opposite is true. As we find ourselves in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (more commonly referred to as Industry 4.0) the adoption of automated machinery in the manufacturing sector shows no indication of slowing down.

20 Best Reasons to Choose our PLC Programs. Watch our PLC Webinar.

November 20, 2020
20 Best Reasons to Choose GBC's PLC Certificate Programs

In our recent webinar, our program experts covered 20 reasons to choose our PLC program. It included essential information about our PLC programs such as;

How to Use GBC Tech Student Forums

November 16, 2020
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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. Feelings of isolation, difficulties with self-direction as well as time management issues are common among students in online courses.

3 Reasons Why Students and Alumni should Join Our Private GBCTechTraining Facebook Group

November 04, 2020
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Online programs can be a challenge for students, especially when the lack of in-person interaction is paired with learning new and unfamiliar technology. Our team has worked hard on creating a number of platforms and tools to help students become a part of the community, build professional relationships, and discover job opportunities. You can access all of this through our private Facebook group.

4 Factors to Consider When Choosing Which PLC Brand to Use in Your Studies

October 30, 2020
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As we know there are several different brands of PLCs used in the industry today. So, you may be asking which PLC system should I study. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to that question but there are several factors that can help you choose which PLC brand to learn and help you excel in your career as a technician.

6 Ways to Access Student Resources and Services for GBCTechTraining Students

October 08, 2020
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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. Our programs have always been delivered online, and we have the resources and services to help support your success through your studies. Whether it’s looking for technical support or downloading your eCertificates, you may need to access various resources and services from time to time.

What is the Manufacturing Skills Gap, and What does it Mean?

September 25, 2020
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In a 2018 study by Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute it was predicted that by 2028 there would be in excess of two million unfilled positions in manufacturing—a deficit created by what is being called the “Manufacturing Skil

6 Recent Improvements to GBCTechTraining Processes Due to Covid-19

August 18, 2020
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Since March, the GBCTechTraining team has seen a number of changes to our processes, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We have had to rethink the ways that a number of our resources are delivered, including how students access their program materials and documents.  Physical materials and documents can no longer be sent out due to the closure of GBC’s physical location and mail room—so we have had to take these materials fully digital!  Here are six ways that GBCTechTraining has updated and impr