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May 2, 2016 - Congratulations to the three Canadian winners of Stratasys’ 12th annual Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge, a worldwide contest that asks students to redesign an existing product, create a new product that improves how a task is accomplished or design an original work of art or architecture.
Apr. 23, 2016 - The Obama administration says it will distribute $90 million this year in an effort to expand apprenticeship programs, particularly to minorities and new industries.
Apr. 4, 2016 - “Organizations must provide the right products, technology and education to fill the gap between what the industry wants and what educational institutions can provide,” says Yaskawa Motoman. In an effort to boost workforce development and sustainable economic growth, Yaskawa says it has developed dedicated curricula, programs and hardware and software tools to deliver “real-world industrial experiences in a classroom environment.”
Apr. 4, 2016 - Wynright Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company, announced it and its sister company Jervis B. Webb have received a contract to provide automated warehouse technology for a technical education program at Lansing Community College (LCC) in Lansing, Mich.
Mar. 22, 2016 - Mitutoyo Canada will be running a series of free workshops throughout 2016 on various metrology related topics.
Mar. 21, 2016 - Magna International, the latest Gold Sponsor of the 2016 Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC), has announced it will be extending job opportunity placements (subject to the hiring conditions attached to each operating unit) to the gold, silver, and bronze award winners in the Automation Control, Industrial Mechanic Millwright and Mechatronics contests, in addition to providing monetary awards.
Mar. 21, 2016 - ABB Robotics says it has introduced IRC5 Operations Web Based Training (US519), describing it as an online, interactive training course that will teach students how to operate a robot using the ABB FlexPendant and the IRC5 robot controller. According to the company, this is ABB’s first ever web-based robotics training course and will provide students the “same quality and depth of a class at an ABB training facility, with the convenience and flexibility to take the class on their own schedule, without having to travel.”
Mar. 8, 2016 - Posital-Fraba has announced its support for University4Industry, a new startup that aims to provide individuals and companies with opportunities to learn about the knowledge- and communications-based technologies that are changing how industries are designing, building, delivering and supporting their products and services.
Feb. 29, 2016 - Three research-intensive universities — McMaster University, University of Waterloo and Western University — have received $35 million in funding over five years from the Government of Ontario as part of a $50-million project to create an Advanced Manufacturing Consortium.
Feb. 16, 2016 - Seneca College and Siemens Canada say they are helping to address the technical skills gap in Canadian manufacturing with the opening of Seneca College’s Mechatronics Simulation and Demonstration Centre (MSDC), the first of its kind in Ontario, they say.
Jan. 28, 2016 - PPG has donated $25,000 to the SAE Foundation Canada in support of the A World In Motion (AWIM) program, which provides science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum to K-8 students in Canada. The grant was made on behalf of PPG’s architectural coatings business, which operates more than 250 Dulux and Betonel paint stores, and eight manufacturing, distribution and administrative sites across Canada.
Jan. 26, 2016 - Wago is offering a free three-day Automation Technology & IEC Programming Customer training program; 2016 dates include: March 8 – 10, May 3 – 5, August 2 – 4, September 13 -15 and October 25 – 27.
Jan. 12, 2016 - Siemens Canada and its employees say they are excited to promote learning about technology and manufacturing to Canadian high school students by sponsoring and supporting six FIRST Robotics teams in the upcoming competition: five in Ontario and one in Quebec.
Jan. 5, 2016 - Endress+Hauser Canada has made a contribution of $263,000 to the Instrumentation & Control Engineering Technology program at Lambton College in Sarnia, Ont.
Dec. 15, 2015 - Sheridan College’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT) is the first facility in Canada to acquire ABB’s YuMi robot. A special event to unveil and showcase YuMi’s capabilities was held yesterday at Sheridan’s Brampton, Ont., campus.

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