Humber College and Siemens Canada Partner on Technologies and Training for Post-Pandemic Recovery

PB-43-Siemens-HumberCollegePartnership-400.jpg

March 9, 2021

Humber College and Siemens Canada have announced the next chapter in their decades-long partnership through a recently signed memorandum of understanding (MOU). The organizations plan to address the challenges facing the Canadian economy including the pandemic, shifting demographics, urbanization, climate change and sustainability. The development and deployment of technologies by a skilled and well-trained workforce is critical for Canada, and this partnership will continue to prepare graduates for these roles.

“We know that higher education-industry collaboration is vital to producing the workforce of the future. One of the best ways to prepare students to become career-ready citizens is to provide them with opportunities to work and collaborate with community and industry partners,” said Chris Whitaker, president and CEO, Humber College. “With a rapidly evolving workforce, particularly during an ongoing global pandemic, we need our partners more than ever to help us give students access to the latest technology and training in and out of classrooms and labs.“

Together with Siemens, Humber will provide experiential learning opportunities for students, combining industry expertise, data-driven strategies and a multidisciplinary approach to program development focused on solving real-world problems.

“Working with Siemens as a part of the Siemens Canada Engineering and Technology Academy program while studying at Humber College has provided me with real industry experience, and has allowed me to develop job skills that will help me in my future career,” said Ty Wilhelm, Electromechanical Engineering Technology student.

The MOU outlines how Humber and Siemens will enhance academic curriculum and applied research and learning opportunities. Humber will leverage Siemens’ domain and technological expertise combined with its vast and product portfolio while focusing on student engagement and knowledge sharing in specific areas of mutual interest including:

  •    –   Smart buildings and the energy efficient digital campus
  •    –   Microgrid and sustainable energy generation, storage and management
  •    –   Industry 4.0 applications for the enablement of smart, safe factories
  •    –   Digital transformation and Internet of Things innovation
  •    –   Trainings and joint training offerings to market (Mechatronics)
  •    –   Hackathons for bridging Industry and Academia on latest digital technologies and trends
  •    –   Work-Integrated Learning opportunities (i.e. Co-op and Engineering internships)

“The pandemic has significantly accelerated the adoption of digital technologies in our everyday lives, and so too is the case with Canadian industries,” said Faisal Kazi, President & CEO, Siemens Canada. “In order to tackle the economic, resource and climate challenges that lie ahead, industry and academia must fast-track and test currently available technologies and prepare students with the skills to deploy them. Our partnership helps bridge this gap and we’re honoured to have a like-minded partner in Humber College.”

This latest partnership continues a strong tradition of joint educational and technological ventures between Humber and Siemens. Siemens‘ smart building automation solutions have been deployed at Humber’s Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation and in early March 2020, the two organizations held their first Hackathon for students based on raw energy data from the building.

Source

Related Articles


Changing Scene

  • Tri-Mach Announces the Purchase of an Additional 45,000 sq ft. Facility

    Tri-Mach Announces the Purchase of an Additional 45,000 sq ft. Facility

    Recently, Tri-Mach Inc. was thrilled to announce the addition of a new 45,000 sq ft. facility. Located at 285 Union St., Elmira, ON, this facility expands Tri-Mach’s capabilities, allowing them to better serve the growing needs of their customers. Positioning for growth, this additional facility will allow Tri-Mach to continue taking on large-scale projects, enhance product performance testing, and provide equipment storage for their customers. Read More…

  • HELUKABEL Group Builds New Facility for Automation Cable Solutions

    HELUKABEL Group Builds New Facility for Automation Cable Solutions

    The HELUKABEL Group recently announced it is going to build a new facility in Haan, Germany that will house its robotic dress pack and drag chain system subsidiaries under one roof. The new building will also serve as the headquarters of HELUKABEL’s Rhine-Ruhr sales branch, and is planned to be completed by 2025. Robotec Systems’ core business is robotic dress pack solutions and has been a HELUKABEL subsidiary since 2012 operating out of Duisburg, a suburb of Duesseldorf in northwest Germany. Read More…


Sponsored Content
Fire Protection for Lithium-ion Battery Energy Storage Systems

Lithium-ion storage facilities contain high-energy batteries combined with highly flammable electrolytes. In addition, they are prone to quick ignition and explosion in a worst-case scenario. Such fires can have a significant financial impact on organizations. Rapid detection of electrolyte gas particles and extinguishing are the key to a successful fire protection concept. Since December 2019, Siemens has been offering a VdS-certified fire protection concept for stationary Li-ion battery storage systems.

Click HERE to learn more.


For a Multiplied Value Unified

PB-62-Excelpro-MultipliedValue-400.jpg

During the last few years, the Excelpro Group has welcomed AIA Automation, Envitech Automation and Conrad Lavoie Electrical, all of which have become ‘Member of the Excelpro Group’.

It was with great excitement that in November of 2022, Excelpro announced that these three companies officially became Excelpro. This decision is part of a strategy to enhance the Excelpro Group’s brand in its market.

These companies already collaborate on various client projects. This merger brings together the complementary strengths of the employees and ensures a global synergy of the activities throughout the Group.

Read More


Service Wire Co. Announces New Titles for Key Executives

Bruce Kesler and Mark Gatewood have been given new titles and responsibilities for Service Wire Co.

Bruce Kesler has assumed the role of Senior Director – Business Development. Bruce will be responsible for Service Wire’s largest strategic accounts and our growing Strategic Accounts Team.

Mark Gatewood has been promoted to the role of Vice President – Sales & Marketing. In this role, Gatewood will lead the efforts of Service Wire Company’s entire sales and marketing organization in all market verticals.

Read More


Modern Niagara Partners with Global Sustainability Platform Worldfavor

Worldfavor is a global sustainability platform, digitizing and automating the collection, calculation, aggregation and visualization for analysis and reporting of ESG data. Now, Worldfavor is proud to welcome Modern Niagara as a new customer. Modern Niagara is the first Canadian construction company to partner with Worldfavor.

“Worldfavor was founded to be the best platform for sharing, accessing and gaining insights from corporate ESG information. Worldfavor’s mission is to make sustainability mainstream and with that we offer solutions to accelerate sustainability through the value chain. Modern Niagara is the first Canadian construction company to partner with Worldfavor. 

Read More


JMP Parent Company, CONVERGIX Acquires AGR Automation, Expanding Global Reach

Convergix Automation Solutions has completed the acquisition of AGR Automation (“AGR”), a UK-based provider of custom, high-performance automation design and systems integration primarily to the life sciences industry.

Following Convergix’s acquisitions of JMP Solutions in August 2021 and Classic Design in February 2022, AGR marks the third investment in Crestview’s strategy to build Convergix into a diversified automation solutions provider targeting the global $500+ billion market, with a particular focus on the $70 billion global systems integration and connectivity segments. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Read More


Latest Articles