August 24, 2018 - Professors Angela Schoellig and Steven Waslander are representing the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) in the NSERC Canadian Robotics Network (NCRN), a consortium of leading robotics researchers from across Canada that includes members from universities, industry and government. The NCRN recently won $5.5 million in funding from NSERC’s Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks competition.
Nov. 27, 2017 - Technology critics and defenders alike argue that human jobs are being eliminated by workplace automation, minimizing the need for human interaction.
Nov. 6, 2017 - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) has announced that Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Company Limited (SECCO) will upgrade its operator training simulator (OTS) system to the Honeywell Connected Plant UniSim Competency Suite. The suite includes solutions to better train the industrial workforce for safe startups and operations.
Oct. 17, 2017 - There are many opinions on when the Automation Revolution started, but any dates proposed will often only apply to one of the many disciplines involved in automation and probably only be pertinent to a particular country. The growth of automation has, however, been dynamic, fast, exciting and varied in its growth and impact.
Aug. 28, 2017 - Automation has become a scary word lately. As new technologies proliferate, unease and uncertainty surround the labour market of the future. Will jobs be destroyed? Created? Can a robot really replace what I do? What kind of career should my child pursue if we don’t know what the jobs of the future will look like? How can I retrain?
Jan. 9, 2017 - With almost one million job openings anticipated between now and 2025, British Columbia wants to encourage employers to sponsor apprentices and help build and expand the province’s skilled workforce to meet this growing labour demand.
Jan. 5, 2017 - Shoe makers are racing to the Boston area as they compete for millennial talent.
Nov. 15, 2016 - It goes without saying that every manufacturer wants to ensure they are producing a quality product. Standards and specifications from various organizations provide a guideline from which manufacturers can measure different areas of quality, while also providing the end-user with the reassurance they are purchasing a trustworthy, long-lasting product. Within the wire processing industry, there are many standards that manufacturers may choose or be required to adhere to. These standards and specifications are constantly evolving and increasing in detail, especially as monitoring technology improves.
Nov. 7, 2016 - Much has been written recently about the skills gap issue in manufacturing. Despite this spotlight on the issue, and some grassroots initiatives to emphasize science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum in public schools, little meaningful impact has been achieved.
Nov. 1, 2016 - The adoption of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has manufacturers buzzing over improved connectivity and information sharing. But when a network issue arises, the last thing you want is to have your information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) departments confused about where the responsibility lies to fix the problem.
Jul. 4, 2016 - Rockwell Automation’s new white paper details a five-step approach to help organizations better prepare their operations and empower workers as employees retire and new technologies redefine roles.
May 24, 2016 - Millennials — they were born between the early 1980s and early 2000s, and they are admittedly different from previous generations as employees, consumers and innovators. Today, they are an active part of the North American workforce. In fact, the Pew Research Center says they currently make up nearly 1 in 3 workers, and there are more to come.
Oct. 30, 2015 - Next Wednesday, Grade 9 students across Canada will visit the workplace of a parent, relative or friend as part of the Learning Partnership’s national Take Our Kids to Work day.
Oct. 7, 2015 - Though parents and youth say they believe career opportunities in the skilled trades to be limited, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) published a new national report today indicating the opposite is true.