Short Run and Bridge Manufacturing Services
05 July, 2023
December 2, 2021 at 4:34 pm
Here at J-CAD Inc. we understand just how important creative young minds are to the future of engineering and to the future of our world in general – almost everything we rely on to keep society running needs engineers!
As an engineer by trade with decades of experience, our CEO wanted to give back to the engineering industry as a whole, and to support innovation in up and coming engineering students. As such, we were very happy to act as the primary / platinum sponsor for the 16th Annual Ryerson University Engineering Competition which ran for two days on the 20th and 21st of November.
Below you can see screenshots from the competition homepage and sponsorship page:
The 16th Annual Ryerson Engineering Competition brought together over 200 engineering students at different stages of their degrees to compete in eight distinct engineering competition categories including:
These competition categories aimed to give students real world problem solving experience. They enabled them to apply the skills and knowledge they have learned in their degrees with limited time and resources and helped to develop their creativity and design skills, preparing them to be the innovative engineers of the future!
The top three teams for each of the competition categories have the opportunity to compete in an Ontario wide engineering competition.
As the primary sponsor of the competition, our CEO Jason was given the opportunity to run an interactive session with the competitors. Jason has a vast amount of experience working as an engineer both for major multi-national companies, for himself as a freelancing engineer and CAD designer, and then as a business owner with over 40 staff through JCAD International.
Jason chose to share his experience of creating and running JCAD International as a business that functions both globally and remotely and which has allowed him to work in a location-independent way where he sets his own working schedule.
As well as preparing a presentation for Ryerson’s students, the event was a great opportunity for students to network with Jason, learn more about the industry, and have their burning questions about working as an engineer and running a business answered!
Photos from the event will be added to this article when we receive them in the next few weeks.