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Manufacturing SHSM
PROFILE OF THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR
 
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鈥檚 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.1
 
An article on the website of the Alliance of Sector Council explains that the manufacturing sector is under tremendous pressure as a result of multiple external stresses, including marketplace globalization, an accelerated pace of technological change, and a global financial crisis.2 The alliance reports that manufacturers are now urgently refocusing their strategies to remain competitive and continue to be an important part of the Canadian economy.
 
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.

 

SAMPLE OCCUPATIONS IN THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR
 
Apprenticeship Training
College
         Die designer
         Electrician
         Industrial Instrument Mechanic
         Millwright-Industrial
         Mould Maker
         Precision Machinist
         Precision Metal Fabricator
         Roll Grinder / Turner
         Tool and Cutter Grinder
         Tool and Die Maker
         Welder Fitter
         Buyer
         Chemical Production Engineering Technologist
         Design and Drafting Technologist
         Industrial Engineering 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
         Technical Sales Specialist
University
Workplace
         Chemical Engineer
         Electrical Engineer
         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
Note: The names here reflect common usage by institutions and organizations in this sector in Ontario.
 
1 Statistics Canada, Canada Yearbook Overview 2008, www41.statcan.ca/2008/ceb_r000_2008-eng.htm.
2 The Alliance of Sector Councils, Manufacturing, www.councils.org/our-priorities/manufacturing.
Required Components for the SHSM 鈥 Manufacturing
 
The SHSM-Manufacturing has the following five components:
 
 1.  A bundle of nine Grade 11 and 12 courses
         four Manufacturing major credits
         three required courses in English, math, and science where a CLA is delivered
        two co-op credits in the sector (additional co-op credits can be substituted for major or
 required credits)
 

 
SHSM鈥揗anufacturing
 
Credits
Apprenticeship training
Gr. 11       Gr. 12
College
 
Gr. 11      Gr. 12
University
 
Gr. 11      Gr. 12
Workplace
 
Gr. 11      Gr. 12
Major Credits (may include maximum of 1 Co-op Credit)
 
4*
 
4*
 
4*
 
4*
 
 
 
 
includes content delivered in the sector鈥檚 context
English
 
1
1
1
2
 
Mathematics
 
1
1
1
1
Science or Additional Co-op Credit
1
1
1
 
 
 
 
Cooperative Education
2
2
2
2
 
Total number of credits
9
9
9
9
*a minimum of one Gr 11 and one Gr 12 credit
 

2.  Six sector recognized certifications and training:
 
Three compulsory
CPR -Level A
WHMIS
Standard First Aid
Three electives from the list below
computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) 鈥 flat
confined space awareness
elevated work platforms
fall protection
hoisting and rigging
lift truck safety
lockout/tagging
personal protective equipment 鈥 manufacturing
propane safety
safe lifting
software
transportation of dangerous goods
handling dangerous substances
 
 
3. Experiential Learning and Exploration Activities
4. Reach Ahead Experiences                                                                                   
5. Essential Skills and Workplace Habits and the Ontario Skills Passport鈥

Lead Teacher:  Mr. R. Levesque         Rodney.Levesque@publicboard.ca