Partnership brings “SICK Sensor Intelligence” expertise and Industry 4.0 readiness to Humber

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December 21, 2018

Humber College and SICK are entering into a three-year partnership agreement designed to build awareness of new industry automation sensor solutions and Industry 4.0 ready sensor technologies.

SICK will provide sensor technologies and services worth $765,000, new training opportunities for Humber students and dedicated support through new scholarships called the SICK Canada Leadership & Vision Awards.

SICK is now a founding member of Humber’s Advanced Manufacturing Skills Consortium, a group comprised of industry partners working with the college to train students and employees of Canadian companies within the new Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation (Barrett CTI). The consortium will integrate new learning pathways and opportunities for students, faculty and industry experts to collaborate on the latest technology to solve real-world industry automation and Industry 4.0 business challenges.

“Partnering with SICK enhances Humber’s sensor and industry automation expertise, providing our students and faculty with new learning opportunities,” says Chris Whitaker, President and CEO, Humber College. “SICK sensors are found in manufacturing environments and in key equipment used in consumer markets, transportation, health care and other sectors.”

In addition to the SICK Canada Leadership & Vision Awards, the partnership will also include:

  • Applied research opportunities with SICK related to Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, Industrial Automation and SICK Sensor Intelligence;
  • Employment and exchange pathways for Humber students to work at SICK;
  • Educational programs in the areas of smart sensors, SICK Sensor Intelligence, factory, logistic and process automation, Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things;
  • STEM outreach and awareness events to inspire secondary school students to consider industrial automation careers.

“The workforce is continually changing, we as industry leaders understand that. Partnering with Humber not only allows us to align with competency development to meet those emerging environments, but also give us insight to student visionaries that will shape the future,” said Craig S. Smith, President, SICK Ltd. Canada.


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