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A Powerhouse of Technical Innovation

Located at Humber College’s North Campus in Toronto, Ontario, the Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (Barrett CTI) is a 93,000 square foot stand-alone facility, designed to be a powerhouse of technological innovation and to leverage Humber’s proven leadership in:

  • Automation and Robotics
  • Systems Integration
  • Design
  • Augmented and Virtual Realities
  • User Experience Testing

Working with our industry partners, we are able to provide small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), faculty members and students with cutting-edge resources throughout the Barrett CTI’s many interactive labs, technology zones and maker spaces. Partners, SMEs, faculty members and students work together as collaborative teams to tackle business challenges.



Exploring Mechatronics - STEAM


Exploring Mechatronics - Plant Operators

Training Course

Modern Industrial Pneumatics

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Apr 01, 2024

Exploring Industry Synergy: Highlights from 'Bridging the Gap' Event

In a grand event last Wednesday, March 27th, the stage was set for a groundbreaking gathering at "Bridging the Gap: Uniting Skills & Industry in Mold Making and Plastics Processing"! Attendees were welcomed with enthusiasm as they embarked on a journey to delve into the intersection of skills development and industry needs within these dynamic fields. The atmosphere buzzed with anticipation as everyone prepared for insightful discussions, hands-on experiences, and invaluable networking opportunities. It was a momentous occasion where participants were empowered to shape the future of mold-making and plastic processing.

Special gratitude is extended to Minister David Piccini, who serves as the Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development, for his invaluable contribution to addressing the skills trade gap and supporting the endeavors of the Humber community. With anticipation building, let's dive into the highlights of this remarkable event! 

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Mar 08, 2024

Highlighting the Mechatronics Skills Award Ceremony: Celebrating Student Dedication and Community Unity

Last Friday, we were honored to host the Mechatronics Skills award ceremony, an exceptional occasion to commend the dedication and effort of our students. It was an uplifting gathering where we not only celebrated their accomplishments but also exchanged inspiring stories and experiences, nurturing a strong sense of unity and motivation within our community.

We extend our sincere gratitude to our sponsors, mentors, and students for their invaluable contributions to the success of this event. Your support and commitment are greatly appreciated.

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Feb 15, 2024

Unveiling Triumph: Magna's Barrett CTI Recruitment Day Triumphs

Magna's Recruitment Day at Barrett CTI was an undeniable triumph! We witnessed a diverse influx of talented individuals, all eager to explore the opportunities within our organization. Through captivating presentations, interactive activities, and insightful discussions, we effectively showcased our company culture, values, and career pathways. Attendees left feeling invigorated and informed, with a significant number expressing genuine interest in joining our team. This event not only fortified our recruitment efforts but also elevated our employer brand and community standing. It serves as a testament to the unwavering dedication and enthusiasm of our team in attracting top-tier talent and fostering a vibrant work environment.

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Jul 13, 2023

MA Article - Training the next generation of automation technology experts

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Upcoming Events


Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation

Thu, October 03, 2024 | 08:00 a.m.

Join us for an exiting exploration of Ai’s impact on Manufacturing! Dive into the challenges and opportunities of AI across all sectors.

Join us for an exiting exploration of Ai’s impact on Manufacturing! Dive into the challenges and opportunities of AI across all sectors, with a special focus on small and medium enterprises.

Our goal is to uncover the latest advancements, connect with industry experts, explore integration possibilities, gain insights from real-world examples, and discover emerging trends in AI solutions for manufacturing. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of the future of manufacturing with AI!

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Collaborating to Solve Real Business Challenges

In pursuit of solutions to real-world business challenges, collaborative teams have access to technology and equipment related to advanced automation and robotics, augmented and virtual realities and prototyping labs, to name a few. While businesses benefit from having access to these resources, faculty members and students get hands-on experiences while working with leading-edge equipment and technologies.

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Hone the critical skills you need for the jobs of tomorrow as you build your network.

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Go beyond the classroom with industry partnerships and professional development.

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Revitalize your business with cutting-edge technology and expert interdisciplinary collaboration.

Innovative Space Promotes Innovative Thinking

This vibrant, multi-faceted facility has been specifically designed to encourage creative collaboration, applied research and project-based learning.

technology lab in the Barrett CTI

Innovative Technology

The Barrett CTI is a 93,000 square foot collaborative space, featuring makerspaces, digital activity and media zones, technology zones, project rooms and meeting spaces.

Get Plugged Into the Network

Learn more about how you can make a connection with the Barrett CTI and get plugged into Humber's Centres of Innovation Network.

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Rockwell Automation

SICK Sensor Intelligence


Barrett Family Foundation

“We chose to partner with Humber because we believed that they had the vision, the power, the energy and more importantly, the dream to make an extraordinary impact in education.”

Bob Barrett, CEO Polytainers Inc and Co-founder of the Barrett Family Foundation