SICK partners with Humber College's Barrett CTI on sensor education

Friday January 04, 2019
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
January 4, 2019 – SICK and Humber College have partnered to build awareness of new industry automation sensor solutions and Industry 4.0 ready sensor technologies as part of Humber College's Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (Barrett CTI). 

Over the next three years, SICK – a manufacturer of sensors, safety systems, machine vision and other industrial automation equipment – will provide sensor technologies and services worth $765,000, new training opportunities in sensor intelligence and industrial automation for Humber students, and dedicated support through new scholarships called the SICK Canada Leadership & Vision Awards.

SICK is now a founding member of Humber’s Advanced Manufacturing Skills Consortium, a group comprised of industry partners working with the college to train students and employees of Canadian companies within Barrett CTI, which is set to open this month. The consortium will integrate new learning pathways and opportunities for students, faculty and industry experts to collaborate on the latest technology to solve real-world industry automation and Industry 4.0 business challenges.

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"Partnering with SICK enhances Humber’s sensor and industry automation expertise, providing our students and faculty with new learning opportunities," says Chris Whitaker, president and CEO of Humber College. "SICK sensors are found in manufacturing environments and in key equipment used in consumer markets, transportation, health care and other sectors."

The partnership will also include employment and exchange pathways for Humber students to work at SICK, educational programs in the areas of smart sensors, SICK Sensor Intelligence, factory, logistic and process automation, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things, and STEM outreach and awareness events to inspire secondary school students to consider industrial automation careers.

“The workforce is continually changing; we as industry leaders understand that. Partnering with Humber not only allows us to align with competency development to meet those emerging environments, but also give us insight to student visionaries that will shape the future,” says Craig S. Smith, President, SICK Ltd. Canada.

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