Grand opening of Smart Welding Lab at Casa Loma Campus

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We've opened a state-of-the-art Smart Welding Lab at our Centre for Construction & Engineering Technologies to provide cutting edge training in one of the world's most essential trades.

The new facility at our Casa Loma Campus will help ensure George Brown students stay on top of rapid developments in the construction industry. The Smart Welding Lab provides the following learning tools:

  • Monitors and highly specialized cameras that allow instructors to demonstrate and digitally document welding techniques
  • 26 individual welding stations that allow students to train in a controlled environment
  • 6 virtual welding units that allow students to practice using realistic simulations
  • An accessible welding station for people with special needs

The lab will play a key role in training learners in several trades, including millwrights, steamfitters, sheet metal workers and refrigeration and air conditioning system mechanics. It was created thanks to the support of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development through its Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund.

"With the launch of this showcase facility, we’ll attract a new generation of students to the trades, while inspiring more employers to host apprenticeships," said George Brown College President Anne Sado.