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Jun. 21, 2016 - Mitutoyo Canada will be hosting a series of complimentary workshops throughout 2016, that cover a range of metrology related topics.
Jun. 20, 2016 - Congratulations to the winners of the 22nd Skills Canada National Competition, the “only national multi-trade and technology event of its kind for young students and apprentices in the country.” Over the course of two days, competitors from provinces and territories across Canada were tested and evaluated based on industry standards. The organization says more than 200 medals were awarded to champions in six skilled trade or technology sectors.
Jun. 7, 2016 - North American chemical companies are facing workforce turnover issues, which unresolved, could result in more unplanned operations disruptions, more hiring and training costs and more efforts to maintain safety, according to a new survey by Accenture and the American Chemistry Council (ACC)
May 10, 2016 - Nova Scotia secondary students with an interest in learning more about careers in skilled trades and technology will be able to attend next month’s Skills Canada National Competition in Moncton, N.B. The province is providing funding to Skills Canada-Nova Scotia to cover transportation and substitute costs for teachers to accompany them so students are able to attend the competition. The deadline to apply for funding is May 13.
May 10, 2016 - Nova Scotia students from kindergarten to Grades 12 will have a greater opportunity to develop critical skills using new technology to support their learning and to prepare them for new economy jobs.
May 6, 2016 - To celebrate National Robotics Week, Yaskawa Motoman invited student groups to take facility tours and speak with automation professionals at its Dayton, Ohio, headquarters about future job opportunities.
May 6, 2016 - Georgetown College in Georgetown, Ky., is the latest educational institution to receive a grant from Toyota Motor North America. Announced last week, the automaker says the $1 million grant will directly support education programs for students preparing for careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), with an emphasis on future educators who will teach in a STEM-focused field.
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.

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