Read this article from the region’s “R&D” Center, the Camosun Technology Access Center (CTAC). Here is a snippet from the article – “Jenkins “Innovation Canada: a call to action” outlines how the federal government can assist industrial R&D, which includes (among other things) focused defence spending and utilization of college resources to assist with industry R&D.”
CTAC are hosting the Composite Research Network folks from UBC for a series of four sessions over two days (May 4th and 5th) the week before the normal MPN meetings. The sessions will include topics like:
•9am – 12pm: Introduction to composite materials “Which types of composites are right for my application?”
•1pm – 4pm: Manufacturing processes “Which process is best for my application?” Continue reading
Featuring: Alan Kwoo and Jeff Mabbut from Igus
More about this meeting:
April’s MPN will feature two speakers from Igus. Alan Kwoo from the cable carrier and flexible cable division, and Jeff Mabbutt from the bearings division.
Alan came to Igus from the consulting side of the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SRED) program, he’ll be providing an overview of cable carrier and flexible cable products and applications for various industries from forestry, mining, medical, automation, underwater exploration and more. Jeff was industrial maintenance mechanic for ten years before studying Plastics Engineering. His talk will cover applications suited to composite bearings, The true cost of lubrication, and Industry examples.
Powerpoint presentation from the meeting – Igus PPT
I wear numerous client hats (college, university, government, corporate) in my quest to promoting learning & training tools as efficiency and productivity solutions for private sector clients on Vancouver Island. Enclosed are some recent (2015) reflections.Lessons Learned Companies that have aggressively adopted learning & training solutions for staff and management clearly demonstrate greater business success and stronger employee morale, retention and satisfaction. Only a handful of the close to 60 manufacturers I’ve spoken to have strategic training plans in place. For more – please click on the link…
The Canada-B.C. Job Grant is an employer-driven, cost-sharing program that can help you offset the expense of employee training – and boost the effectiveness of your workforce (http://www.workbc.ca/canadabcjobgrant)
The grant covers up to two-thirds of the cost of training an employee, to a maximum of $10,000 per grant. Continue reading