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An initiative designed to help manufacturers increase their workforce productivity and become more competitive in a growing global marketplace.

The Manufacturing Essentials Certification (MEC) is an initiative designed to build the skills and confidence of the manufacturing workforce using a Skills for Success framework. It includes key skills such as problem solving, innovation, collaboration, and communication. Developed to support the manufacturing industry with increased productivity, improved workplace culture, higher employee engagement, stronger leadership, and a more collaborative working environment.


Educational Streams:

Production Worker

Supervisor & Managers

Productivity & Continuous Improvement


Health & Safety

New Hire Retention

The MEC training program is one of the most thorough skill development initiatives for Canadian manufacturing employees. Graduates of MEC training routinely go on to develop successful careers with Canada's top manufacturers, and enjoy an unmatched level of manufacturing knowledge, experience, and expertise. Class sizes are limited.

Don't delay – enrol your workers in one of Canada's leading training courses now!

Please fill in the form to indicate what educational stream interests you the most.  Our Learning Centre team will happily send more information - and discuss funding opportunities.

For more about the program:

Contact EMC's Learning Centre

Amy Edwards, Training Manager  |  1-866-323-4362

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