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The Difference Between a Certificate and Certification

June 20, 2018
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Two commonly misunderstood types of training are certificates and certifications. Both provide important value, but are quite different in terms of purpose, content, oversight and commitment required to complete them. Selecting the right training will ultimately increase your hire ability and/or value to your employer.

How the Automation Boom Is Impacting These Top Industries

June 07, 2018
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With advancements in automation technology, you may wonder if we’re headed for a jobless future. Many futurists and economists are considering this as a possibility. However, as seen in the Industrial Revolution, technological progress was benefiting all sections of society, including the working class. Automation may replace human jobs, but they also create new ones. Below are top industries experiencing an automation boom and how this affects our labour market.

5 Reasons Why US Manufacturing Needs Automation More Than Ever

May 08, 2018
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The US has revolutionized the manufacturing industry with its numerous contributions, such as introducing the assembly line. But in today's industries, it's falling behind. Robotic technology for automation continues to develop at a rapid pace—and the US manufacturing industry needs to catch up. Here are five reasons why US manufacturers need to invest in automation more than ever.

TTC Automated Train Control Soon to Be a Reality

April 16, 2018
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TTC's decades-old subway trains, most which date from the 1970s, will soon be replaced with shiny new trains by 2020. However, it's not just the trains that are being replaced. Much like their counterpart the self driving car, a new automated signalling system that can run without human input will drastically improve the lives of Toronto commuters.

The Assembly Line is Dead: Custom Manufacturing is the Future

March 28, 2018
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The manufacturing industry is experiencing a radical shift from the mass production of near-identical products in the early days of Henry Ford. Rather than having “a car painted any colour that he wants, so long as it is black,” today, people want to have products that are unique and reflect their personal tastes.

Humanoid Robots Are Becoming More Like Ninjas (and What This Could Mean for Us)

December 07, 2017
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You may have seen walking humanoid robots before, such as Honda’s ASIMO robot or Boston Dynamic’s Atlas. But with the latest developments in technology, today’s humanoid robots can do more than walk and pick up boxes—they can also perform backflips. Below is a viral video of a robot doing a backflip on YouTube:

Building Automation Experts in Demand

December 04, 2017
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Building Automation Systems are the next step in the increase of automation in the workforce. It only makes sense to utilize technology in order to make the work of running a building or home a little easier. The numbers reflect the desire for it too.