Manufacturing

Central Huron Secondary School Listowel District Secondary School Stratford Northwestern Secondary School

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. In Ontario, the manufacturing sector still accounts for the greatest number of jobs with its production of consumer and industrial goods that are essential for the province’s prosperity. Although the manufacturing sector remains a powerhouse in our economy, contributing 15 per cent of gross domestic product in 2007, the sector is undergoing fundamental change.

The manufacturing industry is committed to addressing skills development, labour market, and human resource issues across the various sectors within Canadian manufacturing. This will provide new employment opportunities for students choosing to pursue a career in this sector.

Apprenticeship Training College
Die Designer Buyer
Electrician Chemical Production Engineering Technologist
Electrician, Plant Maintenance Design and Drafting Technologist
Industrial Instrument Mechanic Electronics Engineering Technologist and Technician
Millwright – Industrial Industrial Engineering Technologist and Technician
Mould Maker Instrumentation and Control Technologist and Technician
Precision Machinist Inventory Analyst
Precision Metal Fabricator Manufacturing Technician/Technologist
Roll Grinder/Turner Materials Supervisor/Material Control Manager
Tool and Cutter Grinder Mechanical Engineer & Technologist
Tool and Die Maker Photonics Technologist and Technician
Welder Production and Quality Control Technologist
Welder Fitter Stationary Engineer
University Workplace
Chemical Engineer Foundry Worker
Electrical Engineer Inventory Clerk
Engineer, Computer Integrated Manufacturing Labourer, Material Handling
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer Machine Operator, Metal Machining
Mechanical Engineer Oil and Gas Well Drilling Worker and Services Operator
Engineering Manager Motor Vehicle Assembler
Metallurgical Engineer Solderer
Production Engineer

Did You Know

Accounting for approximately $173 billion of our GDP, manufacturing represents more than 10 percent of Canada's total GDP. What is more, manufacturers export more than $318 billion each year, representing 61 percent of all of Canada's merchandise exports.

- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, 2016

Required Components for the Manufacturing Specialist High Skills Major

  • A bundle of nine grade 11 & 12 credits that comprises:
    • Four manufacturing major credits
    • Three other required credits from the Ontario curriculum, in English, mathematics and a choice of business studies or science
    • Two cooperative education credits tied to the sector
  • Six sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses/programs (five compulsory and a choice of two electives)
  • Experiential learning and career exploration activities within the sector
  • Reach ahead experiences connected with the student’s post-secondary plans
  • Development of Essential Skills and work habits are required in the sector, and documentation of them using OSP

Manufacturing Pathways Charts

Central Huron Secondary School

Apprenticeship College University Workplace
Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12
SHSM Major Subjects TCJ3E, TMJ3E, TTJ3O, TWJ3E, IDC3O TCJ4E, TMJ4E, TTJ4E, IDC4O TCJ3C, TDJ3M, TGJ3M, TMJ3C, TTJ3C, TTJ30 SCH4C, TCJ4C, TGJ4M, TMJ4C, TTJ4C SCH3U, SPH3U, TDJ3M, TGJ3M MCV4U, MHF4U, SCH4U, TGJ4M TCJ3E, TMJ3E, TTJ3O, TWJ3E, IDC3O TCJ4E, TMJ4E, TTJ4E, IDC4O
English OLC4O, ENG4C, ENG4E OLC4O, ENG4C ENG3U ENG4U OLC4O, ENG4E
Math MEL3E MCT4C, MEL4E MCF3M MCT4C MCR3U, MCF3M MCV4U, MDM4U, MHF4U MEL3E MEL4E
Gr.11 or Gr.12 Business Studies or Science or Additional Coop Credit SVN3E SNC4E SPH4C SCH3U, SPH3U SCH4U, SPH4U SVN3E SNC4E
Co-op 2 credits 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector

Stratford Northwestern Secondary School

Apprenticeship College University Workplace
Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12
4 Major Credits Required, A Minimum of 1 Gr. 11 and 1 Gr. 12 Credit, (May Include 1 Coop Credit) ICS3C, TCJ3E, TMJ3C, TMJ3E, TMW3E, TTA3C, TWJ3E ICS4C, SCH4C, SPH4C, TCJ4E, TMJ4C, TMW4E, TTA4C, TWJ4E ICS3C, TDJ3M, TMJ3C, TMJ3M, TTA3C ICS4C, SCH4C, SPH4C, TDJ4M, TMJ4C, TMJ4M, TTA4C ICS3U, SCH3U, SPH3U, TDJ3M, TMJ3M ICS4U, SCH4U, SPH4U, TDJ4M, TMJ4M TCJ3E, TMJ3E, TMW3E, TWJ3E TCJ4E, TMW4E, TWJ4E
English 1 Credit 1 English 1 English 1 English 1 English
Math 1 Credit 1 Math 1 Math 1 Math 1 Math
Gr.11 or Gr.12 Social Sciences and Humanities or Science or Additional Coop Credit SBI3C, SVN3E SCH4C, SPH4C SBI3C SCH4C, SPH4C SBI3U, SCH3U, SPH3U SBI4U, SCH4U, SPH4U
Co-op 2 credits 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector 2 Credit Co-op Tied to SHSM Sector
Certifications Certifications - Compulsory (4)
Standard First Aid, CPR, WHMIS
Certifications - Electives (3)
CAD/CAM, Fall Protection, Lift Truck Safety, Lockout/Tagging

Sector-Recognized Certifications and/or Training Courses/Programs

Three Compulsory
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Level A Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Standard First-Aid
Three electives from the list below
Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) - flat Confined Space Awareness Elevated Work Platforms
Fall Protection Hoisting & Rigging Lift Truck Safety Lockout/Tagging
Personal Protective Equipment – Manufacturing Propane Safety Safe Lifting Software
Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Notice: elective certification & training offerings vary between schools

Bundle of Grade 11 & 12 Credits

SHSM Credits
Apprenticeship College University Workplace
Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12 Gr.11 Gr.12
Manufacturing Major (may include maximum of 1 Cooperative Education credit) 4 cr. 4 cr. 4 cr. 4 cr.
English 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr. 2 cr.
Math 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr.
Science or Additional Cooperative Education Credits 1 cr. 1 cr. 1 cr. N/A
Cooperative Education 2 cr. 2 cr. 2 cr. 2 cr.
Total Number of Credits 9 cr. 9 cr. 9 cr. 9 cr.

* Complete a minimum of one assignment (~ 6-10 hrs. of work) geared towards manufacturing in each of the following subjects: English, mathematics and science.

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