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NGen and McMaster partner to make advanced certificate programs easier to accessJuly 24, 2020

McMaster’s W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, Certificates of Completion program and Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) have partnered to reduce the financial barriers for professional learning programs.

The W Booth School, part of McMaster’s Faculty of Engineering, has run a series of courses focused on Circular Economy and Corporate Sustainability and will be applying this successful format to Advanced Manufacturing and Industry 4.0, and Operational Leadership courses.

McMaster Certificates of Completion are focused, 20-hour courses designed to fit professionals’ schedules. The courses incorporate presentations from industry leaders, case studies, and workshops to build participants’ capacity to support critical decision-making within their organizations. All programs focus on sharing best practices related to organizational performance, whether its material circularity, carbon mitigation, production efficiency or leadership.

"The W Booth School excels in working with our industry and community partners to advance the practices of engineering and applied science. Through this collaboration with NGen, we can reach more professionals who can take what they learn and turn it into significant, lasting impact within their industries," says Mo Elbestawi, Director, W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, which is part of the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University.

“I’m thrilled to see this partnership with NGen and their AMPUP program. McMaster University’s training program can support a resilient and sustainable manufacturing sector in Canada and this partnership opens our training programs to even more professionals,” says Florent Lefevre-Schlick, Manager, Certificates of Completion and Industrial Training Program, W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology.

“McMaster’s Certificates of Completion program for professional education is an important addition to NGen’s AmpUp program,” says Jayson Myers, NGen’s Chief Executive Officer. “Canadian manufacturers excel through world-leading management and supply chain practices. AMPUP aims to keep skills current in the face of significant changes that are reshaping the entire business of manufacturing.”

The standard fee for courses is $2,000 but with the support of NGen, the cost is reduced to $750 for qualifying manufacturers in Canada (please see eligibility requirement).

As part of the Government of Canada’s Innovation Superclusters Initiative, NGen is dedicated to building up next generation manufacturing capabilities and promoting collaboration in advanced manufacturing and innovation by strengthening linkages across industry, academia and research institutes in Canada.

Ranked among the world’s top engineering schools, the Faculty of Engineering plays a significant role in helping McMaster University earn its reputation as one of Canada’s most innovative university. Our focus on experiential, problem-based learning and our interdisciplinary approach to collaboration results in smarter insights, ground-breaking ideas and greater optimism. This approach is helping us to create a Brighter World.