Students Explore Careers in the Manufacturing Industry

By Brian Schultz

More than 350 high school students will explore career opportunities in the growing manufacturing industry today at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

The day-long event will bring students together for the CME Career Discovery School Tours, and coincides with Manufacturing Week (March 19-23), celebrated by Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME).

Students will experience technologies in modern manufacturing through a hands-on approach that includes 3D design, 3D printing, reverse engineering and virtual welding, just to name a few.

Students from 12 high schools will also compete for more than $30,000 in scholarships and bursaries at the CME Discovery Program Final Competition.

More than 65,000 people are employed in manufacturing jobs across Manitoba.