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April 01, 2019
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Electronic devices such as phones and computers are heavily relied upon in our daily lives—you’re likely reading this article on an electronic device right now! Electronic control devices are equally important and common in the manufacturing sector, which is why there is high demand for industrial electronics technicians and engineers to design, build, troubleshoot, and maintain these electronic devices.

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January 31, 2019
Calculator taxes

With tax season quickly approaching, it’s time to start preparing and gathering all relevant receipts and paperwork to file your taxes! GBC Technical Training students whose tuition fees have totaled at least $100 are eligible to receive a tax credit for tuition fees through the Tuition, Education and Textbook Amounts Certificate (T2202A).

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November 16, 2018
flight simulator

Computer simulations have greatly evolved with progress in computer science over the past few decades. With origins in a math experiment during WWII, simulation technologies now have widespread applications in various industries ranging from healthcare to manufacturing to entertainment. Simulation tools have found numerous successes and advantages in education, being used for teaching, training, and testing applications.

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July 31, 2018
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In this installment of The Practicing Technicians Series we will be discussing the significance of power factor correction. As a technician, you may be responsible for monitoring and adjusting the power factor of your industrial operation. Many industrial applications involve induction motors or other equipment that results in supply voltage and supply current being out of phase. This is wasteful and expensive for power providers.

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July 16, 2018
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LinkedIn might seem like it’s only for office workers, but this is no longer the case. Nowadays, every industry—including manufacturing—is on LinkedIn. There’s a large number of recruiters looking to fill technical positions on the platform, too. In fact, over 90% of recruiters will scan your LinkedIn profile as part of the recruitment process.

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June 20, 2018
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Two commonly misunderstood types of training are certificates and certifications. Both provide important value, but are quite different in terms of purpose, content, oversight and commitment required to complete them. Selecting the right training will ultimately increase your hire ability and/or value to your employer.

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April 03, 2018
Position Weighting

Technicians often encounter values expressed in binary, octal, or even the hexadecimal number systems. In our fifth installment of The Practicing Technician’s Series, today’s discussion focuses on characteristics that are common to all of these number systems.

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