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.”
“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."
Mohawk College educates and serves more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.