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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.

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

Becoming a Manufacturing Triple Threat

July 27, 2020
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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

June 19, 2020
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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.

The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace

March 16, 2020
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Students often think that once they gain technical knowledge, they are ready to go and get that career they've always wanted. They often overlook the soft skills, thinking that they're something that we're all naturally good at (or not). 

What Skills Do PLC Students Gain after the GBC Certificate Programs?

February 27, 2020
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So, you’re interested in a career in PLCs? You’ve chosen one of the most exciting fields in the tech industry with a great outlook. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) are so versatile and have such a wide range of applications and career opportunities for PLC Technicians. These opportunities include working in a variety of industrial settings, which range from manufacturing to power distribution, food processing, mining, transportation, consumer electronics and many others.

System Requirements for PLC Technician Online Certificate Programs

February 14, 2020
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If you’re considering taking the Electromechanical technical certificate program, maybe you’ve been wondering what kind of a computer you need to install our program curriculum and simulation software.

Luckily, the system requirements are modest, so most computers will meet them.

The three system requirements are:

Women In STEP: Why Women Should Pursue Careers in Manufacturing

March 20, 2018
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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.