Manufacturing SHSM

Interested in becoming an SHSM student? Talk to your teacher or guidance department today!

With a Manufacturing Specialist High Skills Major, students focus on a career path to match their skills and interests in this sector. By making courses more relevant to students, kids get a better understanding of the Manufacturing sector because they learn it in a real world environment. Students learn on the job with employers through Co-op and Experiential Learning opportunities, as well as in school. At graduation they receive a specially designated diploma.

A Manufacturing SHSM may be for you if you are interested in any of the following careers:

Apprenticeship Training

  • Die Designer
  • Electrician
  • Electrician, Plant Maintenance
  • Industrial Instrument Mechanic
  • Millwright - Industrial
  • Mould Maker
  • Precision Machinist
  • Precision Metal Fabricator
  • Roll Grinder/Turner
  • Tool and Cutter Grinder
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Welder
  • Welder Fitter


  • Buyer
  • Chemical Production Engineering Technologist
  • Design and Drafting Technologist
  • Electronics Engineering Technologist and Technician
  • Industrial Engineering Technologist and Technician
  • Instrumentation and Control Technologist and Technician
  • Inventory Analyst
  • Manufacturing Technician/Technologist
  • Materials Supervisor/Material Control Manager
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist
  • Photonics Technologist and Technician
  • Production and Quality Control Technologist
  • Stationary Engineer
  • Technical Sales Specialist


  • Chemical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Engineer, Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Metallurgical Engineer
  • Production Engineer


  • Foundry Worker
  • Inventory Clerk
  • Labourer, Material Handling
  • Machine Operator, Metal Machining
  • Motor Vehicle Assembler
  • Solderer

A Manufacturing SHSM will provide students with an assortment of the following TRAININGS AND CERTIFICATIONS specific to the Manufacturing sector:

  • Standard First Aid
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation CPR - Level A
  • CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing)
  • Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) - flat
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Elevated Work Platforms
  • Fall Protection
  • Hoisting and Rigging
  • Lift Truck Safety
  • Lockout/Tagging
  • Personal Protective Equipment - Manufacturing
  • Propane Safety
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods