The AYVA team attended a 1-day training session at the KUKA facilities in Mississauga this summer.
The training focused on KUKA’s robot technologies and also featured an introduction to the use of the robotic controller. The team was able to practice with the KUKA smartPAD operator control unit on a KR6 robot, one of the newest, fastest and most reliable robots in its class.
The KR6 is featured in the KUKA Education Bundle.
Pictured above are AYVA’s president Dianne Beveridge, and her colleagues Laureena Ssali and Shanil Vaja. Ashley Fitzgerald of KUKA Robotics was also on hand to demonstrate and answer any questions from students and teachers.
Top student representatives from across Canada competed in their respective fields at the National Skills Competition held in Toronto on June 5 & 6.
AYVA was amongst the 70 employers, associations, labour groups, training institutions and government partners in attendance. AYVA provided a hands-on, interactive experience for students and teachers alike to try both a KUKA robot and our latest product line, SOLDAMATIC, an augmented-reality training program for welding. These activities were met with great success as many students and educators tried their hand at these demonstrations.
Congratulations to Jordan DeRooy from Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Kingston, ON who won the KUKA model robot in the AYVA draw.
For more information about Skills Canada click here.
AYVA’s Technical Services Manager and Dianne Beveridge travelled to Calgary where Regis Rodriguez, the Chemical Engineer from Pignat in France, and his team had recently installed two training systems.
The new Distillation and Absorption Pilot Plants are now fully commissioned in SAIT’s state-of-the-art Chemical Engineering Technology Lab at the McPhail School of Energy.
Over the past year, Regis has worked closely with the SAIT team to customize the equipment to suit their specific needs. The final step was two 4-day training sessions for SAIT’s instructors and technologists to ensure that everyone was confident using the software and hardware.
This is indeed a world-class installation and we are proud of our association with SAIT.
Most Canadian Universities today offer a four-year or five-year engineering degree program. In addition, many community colleges also have full time engineering technology programs. There are various engineering majors that students can choose from depending on their interest including: aerospace engineering, process engineering, architectural engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, etc.
Currently, there are 42 higher learning institutions in Canada offering engineering programs. Would-be engineers are encouraged to visit Engineers Canada. It’s an invaluable resource filled with up-to-date information.
Women in Engineering
In 2008, there were 223,536 registered engineers inCanada – and data suggests that the number is rising. However, the number of women in engineering remains low. For example, only 7% of all licensed engineers in Ontario are women.
The enrolment of women in Canadian undergraduate engineering programs was at 17.7% in 2010, which is slightly higher than the number from 2009. Various studies conducted over the last few years have shown that women in the engineering profession highlight the importance of mentoring and professional development as part of their career development. Various workshops are continually being held to retain more women in the engineering fields. Companies such as AYVA Educational Solutions offer products that allow an interactive learning experience for all students.
Engineering Educational products
AYVA Educational Solutions distributes products for engineering education at the college and university level. The products allow students to not only grasp the conceptual knowledge but also get an understanding of the industry standards for when they are in the workforce.
For a more basic understanding of engineering concepts, ourPASCOline offers introductory educational products. Visit our PASCO Engineering catalogue for more information. We also carry more extensive engineering lines for undergraduate labs, namely TecQuipment (TQ) and Elettronica Veneta (EV). Our products focus on various subject areas including but not limited to structures, material testing, electrical engineering, electronics, chemical engineering, renewable energy, etc.