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Manufacturing SHSM

Sector profile

The Manufacturing sector, with its production of consumer and industrial goods, accounts for the greatest number of jobs in Ontario. Automobiles, wood products, petroleum and coal products, iron and steel mills, primary metals and fabricated metal products, electricity, plastics and rubber products, printing, biotechnology, textiles, clothing, and leather products are all aspects of the manufacturing sector.

Program requirements

In the Manufacturing major, students will take 8 credits in grade 11 and 12:

  • 4 Manufacturing major credits
  • 1 English credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 1 Math credit (Grade 11 or 12)
  • 1 Science credit (Grade 11 or 12). (For workplace pathways, an additional English credit.)
  • 2 co-operative education credits to gain workplace experience that helps you refine, extend and practice your Manufacturing knowledge and skills

Additionally, students will have opportunities for

  • Experiential learning, career exploration and reach-ahead activities in Manufacturing
  • Certifications and training programs in arts and culture, including:
    • 3 compulsory certifications: Standard First Aid, WHMIS (generic), CPR (Level C) with AED
    • 3 additional certifications and/or training courses as specified in the sector-specific guide
  • Developing essential skills and work habits required in manufacturing as detailed in the Ontario Skills Passport.

Future career paths

For Manufacturing majors, possible career paths include:

  • Apprenticeship –  precision machinist, tool and die maker, welder, electrician
  • College – design and drafting technologist, inventory analyst, stationary engineer
  • University – mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, metallurgical engineer
  • Entry level workplace – machine operator, foundry worker, inventory clerk

Get more information

Call the guidance department at the following schools that offer the Manufacturing SHSM program:

  • All Saints High School – 613-271-4254
  • Notre Dame High School – 613-722-6565

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