CME launches manufacturing management certificate with Athabasca U
Four-week course to be delivered online.
OTTAWA — Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has partnered with Athabasca university to rollout a new Manufacturing Management Certificate to provide applied skills training aimed at developing managers and supervisors from within existing manufacturing operations.
The course, which spans four weeks and require up to 12 hours of readings, discussions and assignments per week, is delivered online through Athasbasca, based in Athabasca, Alta. The university specializes in online distance education and is one of four comprehensive academic and research universities in the province.
“Our members recognize that there is a significant skills gap in the field of manufacturing management. MMC is a program that can help close that gap by providing the skills necessary for promoting production or operations employees into supervisory or management positions,” says Jayson Myers, CME president and CEO.
CME’s national roll-out comes after a successful pilot in Saskatchewan.
“The Manufacturing Management Certificate almost feels like mentorship,” says MMC recipient Chad Fenwick, assistant branch manager at Ardel Steel. “You can bounce ideas off other people in industry, and the academic coaches are irreplaceable. Never having that formal education in leadership, this course has just opened my eyes.”
CME is Canada’s largest industrial network, representing more than 10,000 companies.