During the March Break, 14 third-year Industrial Electronics students, accompanied by two teachers, traveled to the Siemens training center in Peterborough, Ontario where they took the SMPI-Level 1 Instrumentation training course. The complimentary five-day training program has been made available to Industrial Electronics students for the third consecutive year.
The Siemens Peterborough plant specializes in radar and ultrasonic level instrumentation, weighing systems, and industrial communications. This valuable opportunity allowed students to experience the latest in industrial automation and control hardware, as well as the application theory for these technologies. The Siemens Learning Institute in Peterborough allows students to absorb theory and practice in a simulated industrial environment.
In their free time, students also enjoyed presentations from guest lecturers, visited the Siemens manufacturing and R&D center, and received a tour of Trent University.
We are continuing to build our relationship with Siemens. In fact, our partner graciously awarded a bursary to student Jeslan Rajendram in the amount of $500. Future collaborative projects are in progress and we hope to strengthen our ties with this world-renowned industry leader in upcoming years.