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You don’t have to build your skills alone. CME’s Skills Development Program aims to help professionals working in manufacturing get the training they need to earn bigger pay cheques and help businesses find the skilled workers they need to grow the economy for everyone.

CME’s suite of training services is designed to help the sector improve its innovation, productivity, safety, and the development of leaders and stronger supply chains.

With support from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, the program provides free training for manufacturing employees and affordable peer-to-peer mentoring.

CME’s Training Services

Focused on overcoming the biggest challenges that are hindering the manufacturing sector’s ability to grow and thrive – supply chain disruptions and labour shortages – CME’s training programs are designed exclusively for the needs of the manufacturing workplace.

Training is underway – click below to get involved.

What Training Programs Are Being Offered Free of Charge?

Lean 101
Applicable to all levels in an organization, Lean 101 is a one-day interactive workshop that covers the fundamentals of Lean through interactive activities and discussions. Participants gain knowledge on the seven wastes, core principles, concepts, philosophy, and benefits of Lean in their organization.
Women in Leadership Program 
This 5.5 day program helps companies develop supervisors and leaders to influence employee engagement to impact efficiency, improve productivity and strengthen the bottom line. By delivering CME’s best-in-class leadership training in a women’s-only learning environment, participants will:

  • Develop a powerful network of peers and advocates.
  • Be supported by mentors from the same company who coach learners to apply workshop teachings to the workplace.

Health & Safety Workshops 
Your health and safety is our priority. CME is focused on building safer workplaces across Ontario through the delivery of health and safety training designed specifically for the needs of the manufacturing work environment. Health & safety training includes:


  • Ontario Health and Safety Law for Managers and Supervisors: Acquire a comprehensive understanding of legal obligations and due diligence under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, while fulfilling the requirements of the Ministry of Labour, Training, Skills and Development (MLTSD’s) mandatory basic Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness.
  • Conducting Effective Accident/Incident Investigation: Gain the necessary skills to conduct thorough investigations, meet legal obligations, and prevent future incidents through evidence gathering, causal analysis, and corrective actions.
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS): Meeting the mandatory WHMIS training requirements, and designed for all employees within an organization, gain an understanding of health and safety hazards related to working with chemicals and how WHMIS is designed to protect them.

How Do I Participate in Training Sessions?

To participate in CME’s training programs, please fill out the following form and a member of our team will be in touch. For any questions, please contact Nathalia Maia via email at


CME Ontario Skills Development Program


Peer Councils

CME’s Peer Councils are a gathering of like-minded, non-competitive companies that are designed to facilitate leadership discussions that will drive activities aimed at removing barriers to the issues facing manufacturers.

Discover the Peer Councils being offered. 

How Do I Participate in Peer Councils?

Due to the generous support of the provincial government, the council fees will be discounted by 75%. To inquire about participation fees and how to get involved, please contact Nathalia Maia via email at