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March 20, 2018

STEM (which is stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is becoming a buzzword nowadays. But what about STEP? As part of an initiative to promote women in manufacturing, The Manufacturing Institute launched the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production (STEP) Ahead Initiative in 2012 to showcase notable women in the industry.

March 19, 2018

Manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance in North America, but manufacturers regularly report difficulty filling open positions. If you aren't sure a manufacturing job is for you, check out our debunking 5 myths about manufacturing jobs infographic to see why there has never been a better time to enter this dynamic field.

March 14, 2018

Many people associate the term automation with robots, but it’s not always the case. Similar to how there are various types of pasta, there are different kinds of automation systems; this includes motion control and robotics system. These machines make our lives easier by completing repetitive tasks without human assistance, and are often found in the manufacturing industries. While they both may perform similar tasks, operating them is another story. Below are the differences between these two types of systems.

March 07, 2018

According to Markets Insider the industrial automation market is expected to have a 20% increase by 2024, exceeding USD $5 billion. With the ongoing rise and rapid growth in the automation and manufacturing industry, it’s no wonder that employers are looking for skilled technicians to stay on-trend in the industry.

February 05, 2018

Many people, especially millennials, are turned off by careers in manufacturing and other trades jobs because they’re often associated with low level skills and pay. However, with changes the industries has seen in the last decade, this is no longer the case.

Changes in the industry

July 24, 2017

The PLC Technician Certificate programs at GBCtechtraining, share a common core  of 7 modules. What does that mean for you? It means that there will be module exemptions and savings for you if you take both. Once you complete one PLC program, credit for exemptions will apply to the second PLC program; saving you close to $500 in tuition on your second credential.

September 01, 2016

In this fast paced technological age, it seems only natural that some programmers feel compelled to write custom code rather than using the pre-packaged software made available by the manufacturer of a piece of automated industrial equipment. Of course, this stance is considered to be highly contentious within the industry – something that can be said whenever two very different schools of thought exist.

May 02, 2016


Selecting the right training to advance your career can be very challenging. It’s difficult to know exactly what training will meet your specific needs, that will give you the knowledge and technical skills you require today, that will ultimately increase your hire ability and/or value to your employer.

March 01, 2016

It's a well-known fact that technology jobs are on the rise. High-paying and in ever-increasing demand, growth in these industries is only expected to increase in the near future. Here are some of the best jobs in the technology sector today.

November 03, 2014

The George Brown College Centre for Continuous Learning is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the computer-based curriculum for the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Technician II Certificate Program.

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