Humber has always had strong relationships with many manufacturing industry partners that have helped us shape curriculum and participate in various program advisory meetings, all to prepare students with the skills and experiences required to be ready for an ever-changing workforce. When the Conference Board of Canada published a report that indicated Canada was being internationally outperformed and economically disadvantaged by a persistent “innovation gap”, Humber and our partners knew more had to be done.
A group of nine leading industry partners, already working with the college, formed Humber’s Advanced Manufacturing Skills Consortium. These partners include: Cisco Canada, DMG MORI Canada, Festo Didactic, Javelin Technologies, KUKA Canada, Magna International, Rockwell Automation, SEW-EURODRIVE and SICK Canada.
Working with our partners, we developed a vision for a hub of innovation, supported by faculty members and industry, where collaborations would help to solve
real-world business challenges and students would be provided with learning experiences to prepare them to be the next generation of innovators. We also saw a need to support our community with an outreach program to ensure students in elementary and high school could be introduced to STEAM career choices.
This vision was actualized with the Barrett CTI. Now SMEs and our Consortium partners have access to:
SICK is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems, machine vision, encoders and automatic identification products, systems and services for industry automation and Industry 4.0 ready applications. With more than 70 years of market technology experience and expertise, and 1000 patents, SICK continues to lead the industry in new product innovations. The diversity of its product line allows SICK to offer solutions at every phase of process, factory and logistics automation within many industries.
Festo Didactic is a leading provider of technical education equipment and training. Festo’s educational solutions evolved from its world-class automation and engineering division and integrates the latest trends in each learning system it offers. The innovative product range allows educators and trainers to equip their classroom with the technology they need, from individual workstations to complete Learning Factories, as well as training and consulting, eLearning, courseware solutions, and LMS integration.
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Cisco Canada Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco, has offices across Canada dedicated to customer support, sales and service.
As a world leader in drive technology and a pioneer in drive-based automation, SEW-EURODRIVE has established a reputation for quickly solving the most difficult power transmission and motion control challenges. SEW-EURODRIVE is movement, tradition, innovation, quality, and service all in one.
KUKA is a global automation corporation with sales of around 3.5 billion euro and around 14,200 employees. As the leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions, KUKA offers its customers in the automotive, electronics, consumer goods, metalworking, logistics/e-commerce, healthcare and service robotics industries everything they need from a single source: from components and cells to fully automated systems. The KUKA Group is headquartered in Augsburg, Germany.
The DMG MORI group is a global manufacturing leader of CNC machine tools. Their range of products includes high-tech turning and milling machines, as well as Advanced Technologies, such as ULTRASONIC, LASERTEC, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, automation and complete technology solutions for the Automotive, Aerospace, Die & Mold and Medical industries. Their APP-based control and operating software (CELOS) and innovative products of Software Solutions enables them to shape the future for Industry 4.0. They also support customers with a wide range of training, repair, maintenance and spare part services covering the entire machine life cycle.
Rockwell Automation Inc. is the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information. They are dedicated to making their customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.
Javelin Technologies Inc. is a Canadian company with over 25 years of experience in additive manufacturing. Its team of dedicated experts directly engages with academic institutions and industrial clients to guide them on a solutions journey to help them broaden their view of additive manufacturing and maximize its benefits. Javelin Technologies Inc. specializes in supporting applications with stringent requirements, including high-performance prototypes, tooling and manufacturing aids, end-use parts, and low-volume manufacturing. In partnership with academic institutions, Javelin Technologies Inc. works to educate industrial clients on the benefits and adoption of additive technologies so they can be globally competitive.
Magna is a company of entrepreneurial-minded people dedicated to delivering innovative solutions today while defining tomorrow. It is a mobility technology company and one of the world’s largest suppliers to the automotive industry. Their agility, expertise and collaborative spirit make them an ideal partner for preparing students for the 21 st century.