Pathways to Manufacturing Careers

Get Certified and Accelerate Your Career

If you like creating and building things with your hands, are precise and detail-oriented, enjoy tinkering with mechanical things, and would rather be on your feet and moving around than sitting at desk, this could be the opportunity of a lifetime.

Manpower has partnered with the Ontario Manufacturing Learning Consortium (OMLC) to hire, train, and certify hardworking and ambitious youth (ages 18-29) in the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing is central to Canada’s economy and has generated the need for 1.7 million full-time, well-paying jobs. Manpower wants to help fill these roles by giving young people the in-demand skills they need to land rewarding, full-time jobs with leading employers in Ontario.

What Can I Expect From the Program?

We place qualified candidates in full-time jobs, where they receive practical, hands-on training and are personally mentored by highly experienced members of the industry - all while earning a salary!

Upon successful completion of the program, participants become certificated Level 1 CNC Operators, CNC machinists, or Structural Airframe Assemblers.


Career Paths

CNC Machinists and Operators

You will learn how to operate a CNC (computer numerical control) machine. A computer firstly converts a design produced by Computer Aided Design software (CAD) into numbers, which are like the coordinates of a graph. These coordinates control the movement of a CNC machine's cutter, which cuts, grinds, and drills metal material for product parts. Think of it as 3D manufacturing!



Structural Airframe Assemblers

Structural Aircraft Assemblers are trained workers that help build large commercial jets. Using hand and power tools, these workers assemble, fit, and install the metal components that form the jet’s wings, fuselage sections, flaps, control surfaces, and more.


Since it began, the program has hired:

  • 272 young people as CNC operators and machinists;
  • 216 as structural airframe assemblers;
  • and coordinated placements with 50+ employers in a variety of markets

These programs are managed by our partners CTMA, CMA and OAC, and administered by the OMLC with the support of Ontario’s Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG).



Pathways to Manufacturing Careers