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How to Download, Install and Access your Program Material

June 10, 2020
Software Installation

Congratulations in taking that first big step to upgrade your skills by registering into the online Automation Technician Certificate program. Now that you have signed-up for the program, you should have received an email with a link to download the web-based curriculum software.

Understanding the Three Types of Automation

May 28, 2020
Employees in from of a control panel

Automated systems are quickly becoming a staple in the manufacturing world. It is responsible for delivering a large portion of the consumer goods that we purchase regularly and it continues to leave an indelible mark on economies around the globe. To some, this technology is a disrupter to the established workforce, to others it is a necessary step forward to improved productivity, worker safety, and the efficient use of resources.

The HR Headaches Robotics Can Help Solve

April 09, 2020
assembly line robots

There are numerous fields that lend themselves well to the use of robotics and automation technology - mining and resource extraction being two of many that come quickly to mind. But what about some of the more vital human roles; could they too be fulfilled using an AI-based workforce? When it comes to a field that is largely viewed as the polar opposite of robotic technology, human resources (HR) is considered by and large to be a role that can only be fulfilled by, well, humans.

Update on GBCTechTraining’s Response to the COVID-19 pandemic

March 25, 2020
casa loma campus

The COVID-19 pandemic and our government’s public health and societal response to it are having a dramatic effect on all of our lives, and the way we interact with each other as individuals, businesses and public institutions. George Brown College and our distance learning department have been challenged to adapt and adjust the delivery of our programs.

The Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace

March 16, 2020
woman at the head of the table soft skills

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 is the Relationship between Robotics and AI?

March 13, 2020
humanoid robot in front of binary code background

The image we carry in our minds about what robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are is usually polarized. For many people, what we think of robots is likely influenced by popular culture; movies, books or comics. Many people imagine robots like Star Wars droids or Pixar’s Wall-E or at the other end of the spectrum something like the humanoid AI-enabled robot virtually indistinguishable from humans from the movie Ex-Machina.

System Requirements for the Automation Technician Online Certificate Program

February 14, 2020

If you’re considering taking one of our online technical training certificate programs, maybe you’ve been wondering what kind of a computer you need to install our program curriculum and simulation software.

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

The three system requirements are: