CME strives to provide youth and adult learners the opportunity to discover their potential outside of school and other academic settings. We do this by connecting them with industry professionals and building bridges from the classrooms to industry. We help learners of all ages to apply their knowledge in real life and all possible career pathways manufacturing has to offer.

85 per cent of Canadian manufacturers have trouble recruiting skilled employees, a figure that has been growing for some time. Labour and skills shortages are holding back manufacturing, and by extension, Canada’s prosperity. The skills needed to succeed in a manufacturing career are evolving rapidly alongside technology, especially as the industry transitions to advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0. Many of our secondary institutions are often disconnected from industry’s competency requirements. Manufacturers overwhelmingly report that they don’t believe recent graduates were taught the skills their business needed. This is a gap we are working to close together.

For more than 20 years, CME has successfully introduced youth to manufacturing careers through programs like Career Discovery (manufacturing simulation) that reach more than 2,000 students annually. CME is committed to reaching even more students and helping them develop the skills and industry connections they need to start a successful career in the manufacturing sector.



Click through to find the stories of manufacturing employees. See how they became interested in their trade, where they went to school and how they are making a difference in the manufacturing industry today. Get inspired by stories of manufacturing success across Canada and see how we are changing the world, one product at a time!




Are you a student in middle school or high school and are starting to explore future career option? If so, please click through to learn more about manufacturing careers, check out resources and read stories from people working in manufacturing!


Are you a teacher looking to find resources to teach your students about manufacturing and careers in industry? If so, click through to learn more about the events, activity boxes and resources we have for educators!

Manufacturing in Schools Toolkit – Click here for a suite of course materials, in-class learning activities, videos, and other resources.



Are you a parent hoping for a growth-oriented, dynamic career for your child? If so, click through to learn more about why manufacturing is a great career choice for students!





Are you a manufacturer or work for a manufacturer and are looking at how you can support educating students about manufacturing? If so, click through to see how you can support building an educated labour force through hosting tours and more!





Do you have a career in mind or are you wondering about the many potential careers in manufacturing? Browse through career profiles and learn all you need to know to start build your career in manufacturing now. You can also learn all you need to know to build your career in manufacturing by clicking on the links below.




Click to check out our resources, download our Career Viewbook and learn more about available scholarships.



Click through to learn more about all of the hands-on events and programs, as well as our events that aim to educate youth on the many career paths offered in the manufacturing industry.


Education Partners


Industry Partners

Conviron Carte New Flyer MacDon Industries
MB Aerospace

Browse through information on our post-secondary partners and programs that support manufacturing and help you kick off your journey into manufacturing. Whether you’re staying in province or looking for new scenery, it’s important to pick the right school for your post-secondary experience.

Schools come in all sizes and it’s important to find what fits you best. Open houses and tours are a great way to explore your options. You can even bring your parents along! Check back regularly for open house information.