Hamilton,
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April
2016
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03:43 PM
America/New_York

Media Release: Québec-Ontario collaboration to share knowledge and establish a continuing professional development program in additive manufacturing

CRIQ and Mohawk College have signed a collaboration agreement to, among other things, establish a Québec-Ontario community of experts specializing in additive manufacturing—commonly known as 3D printing—and introduce a continuing professional development program for workers in companies that plan to incorporate 3D printing into their manufacturing processes.

A deep well of applied research knowledge to benefit companies

This collaboration will foster the sharing of information and lead to the creation of an R&D program to develop solutions that would spur the adoption of this revolutionary technology by Québec and Ontario manufacturing companies. Under this same agreement, collaborative projects involving CRIQ and Mohawk College experts will give rise to an exchange program that will benefit students and trainees.

Continuous professional training for workers

Mohawk College has developed several courses in additive manufacturing, including a 14-hour training course for a national industry training program. Thanks to CRIQ’s participation, this industry training course will now be available to francophone clients in Québec. In addition, in the coming years the two institutions will jointly organize periodic seminars and symposia.

“This collaboration is in keeping with our mandate to support companies wishing to enhance their productivity. We strongly believe that additive manufacturing is one of the cutting-edge tools that will open the door to the development of innovative new products.”
Denis Hardy, President and CEO of Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec
“Creating solutions for industry partners is a strategic priority for Mohawk. Our Additive Manufacturing Research Centre is the first of its kind in Ontario and it's where a team of students, faculty and staff work on additive manufacturing projects with dozens of companies. We look forward to working with Centre de recherche industrielle du Quebec on collaborative projects where we can share our expertise, help bring innovative new products to market and transform our students into future ready graduates."
Dr. Christine Bradaric-Baus, Vice President Academic for Mohawk College
About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves 30,000 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three campuses and two City School locations at the Eva Rothwell Resource Centre and the Central Public Library in Hamilton, Ontario. Mohawk has ranked first among all Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area colleges in student satisfaction for seven consecutive years and first in graduate satisfaction for the past five years. Mohawk ranks 15th among all colleges in Canada for applied research activity and has been named among Canada’s greenest employers and the region’s top employers for the past three years.