A Specialist High Skills Major in manufacturing offers:​

  • high school courses in grade 11 and 12 tailored to the career you want to pursue
  • the chance to work with industry leaders and experience cutting-edge training in manufacturing
  • experience working in the sector you’re interested in, while you’re still in high school
  • industry certification
  • recognition on your high school diploma

The manufacturing major includes the following components:​

  1. In the manufacturing major, you will take nine credits in grade 11 and 12:
    • four manufacturing major credits (PHS Key Course is TMJ3CI)
    • one or two English credits, one math credit and one science credit, each with units focused on manufacturing
    • two co-operative education credits to gain workplace experience that helps you refine, extend and practice your knowledge and skills
  2. Sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses/programs (four compulsory and a choice of three electives)
  3. Experiential learning and career exploration activities within the sector
  4. Reach ahead experiences connected with the student’s postsecondary plans
  5. Completion of a Sector-Partnered Contextualized Experience

Sector-recognized certification and training​

As part of the manufacturing major, you will earn 6 certifications, including the following 3 that are compulsory:

  • standard first aid
  • CPR, level A
  • hazardous materials – Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS)

Future career paths for manufacturing majors​

For manufacturing majors, possible careers include:

  • apprenticeship – precision machinist, tool and die maker, welder, electrician
  • college – design and drafting technologist, inventory analyst, stationary engineer
  • university – mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, metallurgical engineer
  • entry level workplace – machine operator, foundry worker, inventory clerk

Get more information​

Ask your PHS guidance counsellor for details!

PHS also offers a SHSM in Sports