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How Do I Become a PLC Programmer?

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Starting a new career is a fun and challenging experience that can be incredibly fulfilling. But sometimes, it can be difficult to know what steps you have to take in order to achieve your goals. Gaining entry into a new career can be a job in and of itself. It’s essential to have as many resources at your disposal as possible to guide you along the way. 

How the Canada-Ontario Job Grant Can Fund Your Company's Training

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As the landscape of manufacturing changes, with plant operations becoming increasingly automated, more technically skilled workers are required to maintain your company’s competitive edge.

4 Ways to Keep Up to Date with the Technology Changes in the Manufacturing Industry

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Keeping up with the technology changes in the manufacturing/industrial industry is important to stay relevant in your job/career. With the world changing so quickly, it’s always a good idea to stay in the loop and know what the current and future trends are, and take advantage of opportunities to grow. But how can one keep up with the industry?

Below are 4 ways to stay up to date:

Reimagining the Manufacturing Industry After COVID


The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new challenges for the manufacturing industry. Research by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), estimates that the COVID-19 outbreak could cause global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to shrink by 5%-15%, due to the downfall in the manufacturing sector.

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


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.

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

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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

Becoming a Manufacturing Triple Threat

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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 refer to someone who has skills in multiple disciplines, able to take on work in many departments. 

Networking for Technical Professionals

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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.