Manufacturing offers many career paths for students. Many jobs do not require a 4-year degree to enter the workforce. In fact, employers in the industry offer many opportunities to upskill while working. There are many entry-level positions that teach employees the skills they need to be successful on the job.

This is a perfect opportunity for students who have expressed no desire to continue down the academic path after they graduate high school, giving them the opportunity to earn and learn at the same time. Manufacturing is a high growth environment with lots of upward mobility, and it gives a valuable hands-on experience for many students.



Manufacturing is the process of taking raw goods and turning them into a finished product by hand or with tools, machines or specialized. The computer you are using, the desk you are sitting at and the sandwich you are eating are all manufactured in one way, shape or form. Every product you use or see around you is manufactured and it takes skilled personnel to get it done effectively and efficiently.

More than 1.25 million people in Canada work in manufacturing, many of whom in highly modern automated facilities. More and more Canadian manufacturers are committed to leaving greener environmental footprints. We produce products that not only improve the lives of Canadians, but also give our employees the chance to pursue an awesome career with unlimited possibilities.

To keep these facilities running, it is important to hire skilled talented workers. STEM knowledge is crucial to many of the skilled trades and technology workers in industry. To be successful in the manufacturing industry, it is also important that students have problem solving skills, computer and technology literacy.


Click through to find resources that help your students discover their career in manufacturing.


CME offers training and events for students,  showcasing manufacturing and the dynamic career paths it offers. Click through to see how you can get your students involved and sign up for an event or a training session happening near you.