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Advanced manufacturing management degree coming to North Bay in 2022

Canadore College said new course is response to market demand
With its high-tech equipment and consultation services, the Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Production (ICAMP) in North Bay helps companies brainstorm ideas, create prototypes, and test concepts, helping to advance their ideas to commercialization. (Supplied photo/ICAMP)

Canadore College in North Bay will offer a new advanced manufacturing technology management degree, starting in the fall of 2022.

It’s the first degree to be offered by the North Bay college, and it aims to answer market demand, according to Dr. Ahmed Obaide, Canadore’s vice-president of academic, in a Feb. 5 news release.

“This is a significant milestone for Canadore, our community, and post-secondary education,” Obaide said. “We remain committed to designing, developing and delivering market-driven niche academic programs with a focus on applied learning and an eye to the future.

“The approval of the advanced manufacturing technology management bachelor degree is timely with the increased recognition for the need to refocus on the manufacturing sector, which now relies heavily on technology.”

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The program will provide a combination of theoretical and hands-on experience in advanced manufacturing technologies, techniques and processes.

Students in the program will have access to technology and equipment at Canadore’s Innovation Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Prototyping (ICAMP), a 13,300-square-foot facility equipped with advanced manufacturing technology that assists industry with product innovation.

“This is our first degree at the bachelor level,” said Obaide.  “We will continue to evaluate needs, rethink higher education and pursue opportunities, so it won’t be our last.”