Seneca partners with Siemens to expand technology curriculum

Global technology giant wants to establish training programs in areas such as mechatronics and smart systems at the college.

February 13, 2015   by PLANT Staff

TORONTO — Seneca College and Siemens have signed an agreement to improve programs for students in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines.

“This agreement will allow our students to benefit from their expertise, receive highly-specialized training and have increased experiential learning opportunities.”

As part of the agreement, Siemens and Seneca will work towards establishing a framework of co-operation to enhance the educational curriculum, training programs, and applied research initiatives at Seneca. Siemens says it plans to establish a certification training program, in areas such as Mechatronics and/or Smart systems; contribute to the curriculum of current programs and the design of potential programs; and expand internships, apprenticeships, and co-operative programs, as well as international assignments.

“It is very important for Siemens to create a culture of continuous learning,” said Robert Hardt, CEO, Siemens Canada Ltd.

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