Now that the Canadian manufacturing industry is recovering and producing more after the last few turtle paced years and the most recent brutalizing winter, there are more opportunities rising for young graduates to enter the sector.
For schools that offer programs in CNC (computer numerical controls) the possibilities are endless. Manufactured products are seen in every industry from automotive production to orthopedic implants. However, unskilled workers aren’t fit to produce many of the parts necessary for the building of such technologically advanced machinery. Generally these parts require the study of blueprints, sketches, computer-aided designed (CAD) or computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) files.
Additionally, the machinists must monitor different parameters (feeds and speeds of the machines) and examine and test completed products for defects. This requires trained individuals and machinists, who have learned to operate a wide range of machines and technologies. This shows how important the training of graduates is in the CNC manufacturing programs.
This trade has become more and more evolved as the CNC machines used in these industries have become more advanced. Since it’s difficult to schedule on the job training for workers through heavy production workloads with little down time, having graduates that are trained and ready to work are critical.