TAV’s 3D Print Initiative

TAV’s 3D Print Initiative

Photo by Justin Hand-Gregory

TAV has began a small, private 3D printing project that is open to all students. 3D printing is an up-and-coming technology that is gradually innovating many industries on a global scale; Do I dare say, it may even change the world.

HOW DOES 3D PRINTING WORK?

The new technology works by sending a detailed, schematic model rendering to the 3D printer’s computer. From here, the computer begins to slowly, layer-by-layer “print” the model it was sent. The printer uses a roll of thin plastic wiring that is fed to the printing arm and carefully heated to a specific temperature so as to be pushed outward through the printing pen and onto a surface where the model is created.

Printing a small 3D model can take anywhere from one to forty plus hours to complete, depending on how detailed the model rendering is.  3D printing is virtually endless and its capabilities are limitless to the imagination of the creator.

With that being said, TAV’s 3D Print Project is opening up their doors to any TAV student who is interested in printing something. Be it for creative, academic, or simple curiosity purposes, the college is offering the 3D printing of small objects for free!

Photo by Justin Hand-Gregory

You are able to print in any color you wish. The only limitations are: Size and discretion. As this is an academic institution, we ask that no one sends 3D print models of anything inappropriate. Also, you will not be able to print anything larger than six inches high, by 6 inches wide.

We invite you to explore  to discover unique and interesting 3D print models. To send a print request, contact Elie Saadé on Omnivox. Open to currently enrolled, TAV College students only. You are required to provide your TAV student ID number with your request.

TAV College to Expand its Campus by 2020

TAV College to Expand its Campus by 2020

Computer aided rendering of the new building concept, TAV College.
EXPANDING DUE TO GROWING ENROLMENT NUMBERS

It has been announced by the administration of TAV College that the institution will be having a new structure built at 5995 Decarie Boulevard to expand the college’s campus.

“With a consistently growing number of annual student enrolment, the board of directors of TAV College has decided to purchase land nearby and build more space for the college to grow for years to come.”

Eli Meroz, Director of Studies

The new building will finally have some very exciting features that students have been demanding for years.

A GYMNASIUM AND LIRBARY

The street level floor will be a state-of-the-art library and study hall with brand new computers and lavish interior design, according to Meroz. The library will not necessarily be devoted to traditional stock, i.e. books and literature. Instead, it will take on a more contemporary style and depend on technology as the main highlight for the information space.

The other floors will be devoted to brand new classrooms with the newest technologies and teaching equipment, as well as office space to accommodate more and more teaching and administrative staff.

UNANTICIPATED PROBLEMS

“Although the building is planned to be completed and ready to use by the Fall of twenty-twenty, you never know which types of problems you will run into along the way,”

said Meroz during an interview. TAV is now in the process of designing the new building, as well as negotiating the designs with city officials. Meroz states that the design for the building has already undergone four redesigns due to city regulations and engineering suggestions.

Also, the current building sitting at 5995 Decarie had to undergo a “heritage site” investigation to determine if the structure was of any significance to Quebec/Canadian history. Luckily for the College, the site was not deemed a heritage site and could be therefore demolished, however, the city is insisting that the new building pay homage to the old and retain some of its features.

The building currently at 5995 Decarie was, at once, a bank and eventually a police station, finally it will now be the new home of TAV College. Despite all the complications with the project, the director is confident that the new building will be ready to use by the expected completion date.

TWO NEW AND EXCITING PROGRAMS

TAV currently has over nine hundred and fifty enrolled students and, according to Meroz, the College is expected to have well over one thousand two hundred by the time the new campus is ready. With that being said, the college is looking into expanding its programs to attract larger numbers of enrolment.

“We currently have two new and very exciting programs at TAV: A social sciences program, as well as a coding program in which students are guaranteed employment upon graduation,”

states Meroz. The social sciences option is a two year DEC program geared towards students who are searching for a program that touches on many different fields of study, which prepares the students for many possible university paths.

The coding program is a six month training intensive that has a partnership with a company entitled Shorify, which guarantees students (who have achieved a seventy five percent or more average) a job upon completion of the course. According to the director, the college will be eagerly looking into more partnerships with corporations for its students such as this program has done.

THE FUTURE OF TAV?

The future of TAV College is definitely an exciting one, however; it is full of unpredictability. The institution is in a constant state of change and innovation. The new building will not only create job opportunities for some twenty plus teachers and instructors, but will allow hundreds of new students to achieve their academic goals. It is inevitable that one day TAV will be competing against larger, reputable institutions such as Dawson College, or Vanier.

This article was updated on December 3, 2019.