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Hexagon and Centennial College support micro-certification certification programs for advanced manufacturing

Hexagon and Centennial College support micro-certification certification programs for advanced manufacturing

July 26, 2022 – Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division announced its industry-education partnership with Centennial College in Toronto, Ontario to support its innovative micro-certification certification program. The college, in conjunction with Unifor and the Department of Labour, Training and Skills Development, provided free skills training to the unemployed and underemployed workforce in the manufacturing sector of point.

Micro-degree programs allow students to explore potential career paths and earn qualifications in a condensed amount of time compared to a full-time college program. Centennial College offers specialized training in three specific career streams: Advanced Manufacturing and Production, Automation and Industry 4.0, and Quality Control and Assurance. Hexagon has partnered with Centennial to support the flow of quality control and assurance, and bolstered the program with resources ranging from metrology equipment to educational resources for real-world measurement and inspection applications. To learn more about Centennial College’s expanded suite of OSAP-approved micro-certificate programs, visit here.

The intensive micro-degree program equips students with skills and knowledge in demand for Canadian manufacturing jobs. Over a period of 16 weeks, a student commits to ten hours of online and in-person learning per week, evenings and weekends. The Quality stream’s immersive experience develops work-ready graduates who earn certification from Centennial College, in addition to a certificate from Hexagon. Centennial Educators are OEM certified to train students to perform quality checks on products manufactured using Hexagon’s metrology portfolio – PC-DMIS and Q-DAS software, Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) and portable articulating arms used for data acquisition and management, analysis, and reporting. At the end of the Quality component, students also benefit from the college’s job search and placement services. The micro-certificates obtained are cumulative, which allows students to obtain a certificate of achievement at the end of several programs.

“Centennial College is proud to offer our second set of micro-certificates in advanced manufacturing. Hexagon’s digital certificate is a valuable addition to our quality control and assurance workflow. Due to our close collaboration with world-class companies such as Hexagon Canada, our micro-credential has seen graduates land excellent entry-level positions at industry-leading companies,” said Donald Wang, President, Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Technology, Centennial Middle School.

Centennial’s micro-degree program produced its first cohort of graduates, and Hexagon was among the first to hire in the Quality Stream. Graduates Andrei Moreira, Abdullah Hussain and Nathan Savoy joined Hexagon for careers in application engineering. Graduate Nathan Savoy, now a Hexagon Applications Engineer in the Montreal office, shared his journey. “I researched the labor market to understand the skills I would need for a future in manufacturing. I had an interest in mechanical engineering, but wanted an interactive learning environment rather than a long-term classroom. The Quality stream gave me convenient access to metrology equipment in almost every classroom. I was able to learn PC-DMIS software to program online and offline inspection routines for CMMs. Centennial College’s micro-certification program has helped me achieve my personal career goals.

“Working with institutions of higher education like Centennial College is absolutely essential to addressing the critical labor shortage in the manufacturing sector. For lifelong learners and people looking for a new or different line of business, these micro-degree pathways allow people to develop in-demand skills in a timely manner. very reasonable,” said David Hill, Business Operations Manager – Canada, Hexagon’s Manufacturing. Intelligence Division.

“For decades, Hexagon has developed intensive, industrial-grade training programs to enable our customers to quickly execute their metrology investments. We were very pleased to support the development of the new Quality Stream and to add a second industry certification credential to the program. Additionally, our previous work with Centennial has resulted in two Quality Concepts courses for their Aerospace Manufacturing Technology Advanced Diploma program. In these courses, full-time students learn the fundamentals of quality assurance, inspection techniques, CMM operations, and analysis software,” Hill concluded.

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Hexagon is a world leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensors, software and autonomous technologies. We put data to work to improve efficiency, productivity, quality and safety in industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people-related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous, ensuring a scalable and sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that use data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter. For more information, visit

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