Our Graduates

 

Our graduates share stories about their experiences in the PLC Certificate programs.


Kenzie Markey

PLC & PLC Technician II Graduate

‘With government financial assistance, I was able to enroll into the PLC and PLC Technician II programs. I had one year of experience troubleshooting and programming PLCs, both the SLC500 and 5000 series, but felt that really wasn’t enough.  The PLC programs from George Brown College were the best option. Read more


Terrance Ryan
PLC Graduate

Terrance Ryan enrolled in the PLC Technician Certificate program to broaden his skills and find new employment opportunities. ‘For many years I have worked in electrical construction, as a journeyman electrician, but now wish to get into electrical maintenance. Knowledge of PLC's is vital for this type of work.” Read More


 

Monica Golding

PLC Technician Graduate

PLC GraduateMonica Golding works in the automotive sector where, as an Electrical Apprentice, she maintains and troubleshoots automated equipment. Monica enrolled in the GBC PLC program with the financial support of her employer. Read More

 

 

 



Brian Kiley

PLC Technician II Graduate

Brian Kiley, Director of Technology Projects at Active Treatment Systems, Inc, is responsible for the design and construction of control units for water treatment systems, including wiring of control panels and programming of PLCs and HMIs. Read More


Ralph Young

PLC Technician Graduate

Ralph Young is the Plant Manager at Wyman’s, a major grower and processor of wild blueberries. When the new blueberry packing line was installed Ralph enrolled in the PLC Technician Certificate program at GBC. He felt it ‘would help him learn their new system, minimize downtime and improve efficiencies.’ Read More



Jason Shell
PLC Technician II Graduate
Jason Shell works at McKee Foods as a second shift Lead Electronics Technician. “At my workplace we use the Allen-Bradley RSLogix 5000 PLC hardware and software. I enrolled in the PLC Technician II program to get a better understanding of this technology and improve my performance at work. I am pleased to say that I have been able to apply a lot of what I learned on a daily basis.” Read More >


Frederic Ekollo
PLC Graduate

PLC GraduateWith the support of his employer, New England Controls, Frederic Ekollo enrolled in the online PLC program. As a System Engineer Frederic spends much of his time doing “programming and configuration, using Emerson DeltaV systems control software but wanted to enhance [his] knowledge of PLC’s. PLC and DeltaV programming are similar in many ways and combining both systems is like driving my dream car.” Read More >

 

 


Scott Foltz
PLC Graduate

PLC GraduateScott Foltz, Maintenance Facilitator, is a lead mechanic with a national promotional products manufacturer. His decision to enroll in the PLC Technician program was based on several positive recommendations from maintenance forums and also the flexible format which allowed him to work at his own pace. Read More >

 

 


Patrick Gagnon
PLC & PLC II Graduate

PLC Graduate Patrick GagnonPatrick Gagnon is currently working in the military as an Avionics and Electrical Technician. He decided to take both the PLC and PLC Technician II programs to refresh his existing skills but also gain more experience with the technology. Planning for his life after he leaves the military, Patrick is ‘sure the online programs will help [him] find new employment elsewhere.’

 


Claude Clivet
PLC & PLC II Graduate

Claude Clivet, registered into the PLC and PLC Technician II programs ‘to expand and consolidate [his] knowledge on Allen Bradley PLCs and ladder logic programming and to provide a broader spectrum of service to [his] customers.’ This was particularly relevant to Claude as a Field Service Technician in the food manufacturing sector, where he retrofits, installs, maintains and generally provides technical support for industrial equipment. Read More >


Philip Humphrey
PLC Graduate

PLC GraduatePhillip Humphrey is a Process Technician Leader who has been employed with a multinational supplier of lightweight cast metal for the past 22 years. Phillip enrolled in the PLC Technician program “to improve [his] knowledge of process and controls, as well as open new doors for career advancements.” He has just applied for an Industrial Electrician Apprenticeship within [his] current organization. Read More >


Jordy Risser
PLC Graduate

PLC GraduateJordy Risser works as an industrial electrician at High Liner Foods Inc. “I was interested in learning more about PLC's and their role in automation so I enrolled in the George Brown College PLC Technician program on the recommendation of my colleague. Since taking the PLC program I have a better understanding of programming and how PLC’s work, making me a better troubleshooter. Read More >


David Cataneo
PLC Technician II Graduate

PLC Technician Graduate David CataneoDavid Cataneo is a Project Manager at an electrical services company. He enrolled in the PLC Technician II program “to develop my skills and help ensure I can manage all aspects of any project.” Read More >


Mark Varney
Automation, Robotics & PLC Technician II Graduate

Mike Varney works in industrial maintenance and has completed the Robotics, Automation and PLC Technician II programs. "With my background in electronics and maintenance these programs are exactly what I need to move into a Controls position." Read More >


Tom Troczynski
PLC Graduate

PLC Technician Graduate Tom TroczynskiTom Troczynski, a Welding Engineering Technologist, took the PLC Technician Certificate program in preparation for a new job that required a broader background in PLCs. Read More >

 


Andrew Reid
PLC Graduate

PLC Technician Graduate Andrew ReidAndrew Reid graduated from the PLC Technician Certificate program at George Brown College. He registered into it "to increase his knowledge and understanding of PLCs, as they are used to control fish production at our factory." Read More >


Phil Boudreau
Electronics & PLC Graduate

PLC Technician Graduate Phil BoudreauPhil Boudreau has completed the Electronics and PLC Technician Certificate programs. "Since taking the Electronics program, I have designed a circuit board for a special application required for air conditioning and refrigeration compressor conversions. Many of our customers use PLCs so I also enrolled in the PLC program to expand my skills. While I have not had the opportunity to work with PLCs yet, I am hoping to get my hands on some equipment very soon in order to apply my knowledge and strengthen my skills even further." Read more >


Ryan Taylor
PLC Technician II

Ryan Taylor is an Electrician at Georgia Pacific and oversees the day-to-day production of lumber products. He enrolled in the PLC Technician II Certificate program "as it was a well-balanced program that helped to reinforce theories that I was familiar with and helped me gain knowledge in concepts where I wanted more information. Read More >


Rick Humphres
Electromechanical & PLC Graduate

Rick Humphres is an Instrumentation Technician responsible for troubleshooting, writing and editing PLCs and repairing electronics equipment. With the support of his employer, through tuition assistance, Rick enrolled in the Electromechanical and the PLC Technician programs to "acquire a stronger knowledge base in electronics and improve (his) work performance". Read More >


Dimitar Zahariev
PLC, PLCII & Automation Technician Graduate

PLC Technician Graduate Dimitar ZaharievDimitar Zahariev needed to expand his knowledge in the Automation and PLC fields so he chose the George Brown College Certificate programs. Dimitar felt, “They were particularly valuable as they allowed me to study online and on my own pace.” Read More >


Mergani Dal
Electromechanical & PLC Technician Graduate

PLC Technician Graduate Mergani DalWorking as a Building Automation Technician, Mergani Dal’s employer provided tuition reimbursement for him to complete the PLC and Electromechanical Technician Certificate programs. The company recognized the value that these training programs offered in upgrading his skills. Read More >


Kevin K.
PLC Technician II Graduate

Working as an Industrial Electrician within the automotive sector, Kevin, registered into the PLC Technician II program "to enhance his PLC knowledge but also prepare for a position change as a Controls & Automation Specialist." Read More >


Stephen Dohan
PLC Technician Graduate

With the assistance of his employer, through a tuition reimbursement program, Stephen Dohan completed the PLC Technician program. Read More >


Dave David
PLC Technician Graduate

PLC Technician Graduate Dave DavidDave David is a Automation Engineer (recently promoted from Maintenance Technician) and is a member of the automation team at Ventra Evart, a plastic injection molding company. Dave understands the importance of maintaining his skills and staying current with the changes on the factory floor, "Ventra Evart has a large number of robotics from painting, to picking, to trimming and flaming. Read More >


William Donegan
PLC Technician II Graduate

William Donegan graduated from the PLC Technician II Certificate program. Working as an ‘Electrician A’, William felt he “needed to increase my knowledge, given my responsibilities at work.” A high priority for William was to take a fully accredited program; a criterion met at George Brown College. Flexibility in course delivery was also key. Read More >


M. R. LeBlanc
PLC Technician Graduate

M. R. LeBlanc, National Systems Advisor with a leading Canadian Petroleum Manufacturer/Distributor, registered in the PLC program at George Brown College to get broad based training and an overall perspective regarding PLC’s. “Part of my responsibilities at my company is to review all PLC program modifications and additions made by our consultants across Canada. Read More >


Curtis Keen
PLC Technician II Graduate

Curtis Keen works for a major lumber company and enrolled in the PLC Technician II program “to keep current with all the changes occurring in automation”. Since completing the program he has also enrolled in the Electronics Technician (ET) Certificate program. “After graduating from the ET program I plan on continuing my education with one of the Bachelor of Science options offered through George Brown College." Read More >


Alex Pineda
Electronics, Electromechanical, PLC & PLC Technician II Technician Graduate

PLC Technician Graduate Alex PinedaAlex Pineda is currently enrolled in the PLC Technician II program and has already graduated from the Electronics, Electromechanical, Robotics and PLC programs. Working for Mapei Corporation he is now an Industrial Mechanic "in charge of the operations, maintenance, repairs and training for new personal in the USA and Canada." Read More >


Willie Childress
Electronics, Electromechanical, PLC & PLC Technician II Technician

PLC Technician Graduate Willie ChildressWillie Childress has completed the Electronics, Electromechanical and PLC Technician programs and is currently enrolled in the PLC Technician II program. Willie initially enrolled in the programs to help him understand the control and monitoring systems used within his company and felt "the programs taught him exactly what he needed to know". Read More >


Royal Love
PLC Technician Graduate

PLC Technician Graduate Royal LoveRoyal Love is a Maintenance Technician responsible for the mechanical and electrical maintenance of machinery. He has completed the PLC Technician Certificate program. "While at university, working on my Associates Degree in Electromechanical Engineering Technology, I was introduced to the basics of PLC and was very interested in learning more as I knew that PLCs would offer me a promising future in the industry. Read More >


Heath Glynn
PLC Technician Graduate

PLC Technician Graduate Heath GlynnHeath Glynn, the lead I & E Tech, works offshore on a producing oil and gas platform. He is "responsible for all regulatory testing and maintaining safety systems on the facility." "I researched many schools and made the decision to take the PLC program at George Brown College for a number of reasons. First, it offered the training on the Allen-Bradley 5/500 PLC control software which is the platform used in my facility. Read More >


Rick Tucker
Electronics, Electromechanical, PLC & Robotics Technician Graduate

PLC Technician Graduate Rick TuckerWhen Rick Tucker enrolled in the PLC Technician Certificate program he was a Development Technician II with Nordion; responsible for updating and maintaining all Nordion's PLCs. "The George Brown program offered me flexibility and the refreshing knowledge I needed to do my job effectively and efficiently. Read More >


John Pye
PLC Technician Graduate

John Pye is currently working as a Maintenance Coordinator. With the full support of his company, John registered into the PLC program "to get a solid foundation and expand my PLC knowledge". Since completing the program his responsibilities have changed: "before this training I was just organizing the maintenance department and associates. And now I am installing new PLC equipment and modifying their programming." Read More >


Clifford Pullins
PLC Technician Graduate

Clifford Pullins, a self-employed electrician, recently determined that he would like to work in a more structured environment within the manufacturing sector. He  chose to enrol in the PLC Technician program after being told by many companies that, “the jobs available within our organization requires electricians with PLC experience”. Read More >


Ross Gussen
PLC Technician Graduate