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

September 02, 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 Skills Gap.”  The changing landscape of the manufacturing industry, paired with an outdated reputation and quickly developing technology,

6 Recent Improvements to GBCTechTraining Processes Due to Covid-19

August 18, 2020
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Since March, the GBCTechTraining team has seen a number of changes to our processes, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We have had to rethink the ways that a number of our resources are delivered, including how students access their program materials and documents.  Physical materials and documents can no longer be sent out due to the closure of GBC’s physical location and mail room—so we have had to take these materials fully digital!  Here a

Watch the Webinar: 20 Reasons to Consider our Automation Technician Program

August 13, 2020
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In our recent webinar, held August 13, 2020, our program experts covered 20 reasons to choose GBC's Automation Technician program. It included essential information about our Automation Technician program such as:

How Much Do Automation Technicians Make in 2020?

July 29, 2020
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Industrial automation control systems have surged in use with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, as manufacturers begin integrating advanced automation technologies to improve equipment and labour efficiencies. One of the current challenges the industrial automation industry faces is a shortage of skilled and experienced automation technicians to fill in-demand positions.

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. 

8 Things you Need to Know About GBCTechTraining Programs

July 23, 2020
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Here at GBCTechTraining, we take student support very seriously.  This means keeping track of the questions both current and prospective students ask regularly, anticipate potential questions, and make answers and information acc

How to Access your GBCTechTraining Official eTranscripts

July 22, 2020

As we continue through the Covid-19 pandemic, many changes continue to affect how we at George Brown College are operating. While physical locations at the school remain closed, we are working hard to provide our students with uninterrupted access to their academic credentials. Towards this end, GBC has introduced the ability for students to download their official academic transcripts electronically, as Official eTranscripts.