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Conestoga College announces massive new skilled trades campus

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 11, 2019

A new showcase facility for skilled trades education is set to open in Waterloo Region. In late November, Conestoga College announced the $33.5 million purchase of a 250,000 square foot facility, with plans to consolidate all trades programming under one roof.

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Topics: manufacturing, automotive, talent

DarwinAI is bringing artificial intelligence to new industries

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 10, 2019

Alexander Wong, co-founder of DarwinAI, wants to “democratize” artificial intelligence, so that many more companies and businesses can take advantage of it.

The company is a spinoff from research at the University of Waterloo, where Wong is an Associate Professor in Systems Design Engineering and a Canada Research Chair working in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). He and his...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

Japanese automakers are driving the Canadian auto industry

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 9, 2019

A new report says Japanese-brand automotive manufacturers produced nearly half of all cars and light-duty trucks made in Canada in 2018. The Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) of Canada produces an annual industry review that reports on total manufacturing numbers, production share, import/export and more.

Leading the way is Waterloo-based Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada...

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Topics: automotive

New CBRE report ranks Waterloo tech talent #1 for quality

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 4, 2019

A new report has ranked Waterloo fourth overall for tech talent and first in Canada for tech talent quality. The annual CBRE “Canada Scoring Tech Talent 2019” report grades communities in Canada in nine categories covering talent availability, quality of labour and cost competitiveness.

Here are 3 key takeaways from the report:

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Topics: technology, startup, talent

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