June 27, 2022
Georgian and Magna International Inc. officially opened the Magna Mechatronics Lab at the Barrie Campus on June 23. The event celebrated Magna’s significant investment in Georgian and our students, showed off the new space and highlighted our Electromechanical Engineering Technology – Mechatronics program. Everyone was treated to hands-on demonstrations using the new technology and equipment in the lab.
This lab is all about industry 4.0 – the new phase of the industrial revolution focusing on interconnectivity, automation, machine-learning and real-time data. What students learn here and take into their employment will help Magna and other companies create a better-connected ecosystem for manufacturing and supply chain management.
In the years ahead, hundreds, eventually thousands, of students will learn in this lab and students in many other engineering, computer and environmental technology programs will take courses in this space as well.
I was interested in pursuing an education in engineering and when I heard about this Mechatronics program at Georgian, I knew I could study in a field I love and coming back to my hometown was just a bonus.
– Kyle Lepinski, Electromechanical Engineering Technology – Mechatronics student
With Magna’s generous support, our graduates will be ready – to build interoperable systems, intelligent automation, and network systems and sensors, while bringing an understanding of cyber security, artificial intelligence and big data.
Students are developing the skills and knowledge to build, troubleshoot and support the next generation of industrial systems for employers like Magna and many others. Mechatronics students also prepare for industry-recognized Siemens certification. This comprehensive certification gives Georgian students another advantage employers are seeking.
Watch this video for an overview of Georgian’s new Magna Mechatronics Lab
Magna is an employer of choice here in Central Ontario and Georgian is committed to producing future-ready grads who can support their workforce and become leaders in this evolving global industry. We are united in our commitment to support the next generation of highly skilled workers and helping to create new economic growth in Barrie, Simcoe County and beyond.
– Kevin Weaver, CEO and President, Georgian College