START: Introduction to Manufacturing

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Free credit course. Apply Today.

Explore sustainable and well-paying Advanced Manufacturing career opportunities in Ontario. Learn how work is done across a range of sectors including steel, automotive and plastics and food processing. Start your journey on becoming an MSSC accredited and industry-recognized Certified Production Technician. Discover the principles of automation, basic machining, and manufacturing processes. 


How to apply

Fill out the online application form! Call 905-575-2489 if you have any questions.



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Online course recommendations

Broadband Internet connection, desktop or laptop computer (tablet is acceptable), basic computer skills (web browsing & email).


Student eligibility

We welcome applications from all those interested in City School, but please note that priority will be given to those who meet the following:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Have no or limited post-secondary education (i.e., college, university, or participated in an apprenticeship); and/or currently unemployed and/or in receipt of social assistance (e.g., Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program).
  • Live within the community in which the course(s) is being offered

Note: High school completion is not a requirement


We do our best to make case-by-case considerations.

Should class registration not be full by the application deadline, applicants who do not meet the criteria will be considered on a chronological basis.


Students can earn up to two (2) free credits through City School

You will be notified of your registration status approximately three (3) weeks before the course begins.



Phone: 905-575-2489

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This project is funded by the government of Canada’s Skilled Trades Awareness and Readiness Program