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EHS Manufacturing Program


Applying to EHS Programs

The application cycle for current gr. 8 students is between Nov. 9, 2020 and Nov. 23, 2020 at 3pm.


Please apply at:



Acceptance offers go out on February 18, 2021.

Offers must be accepted by February 24, 2021 at 3pm.


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Since September 2016, grade 9 students at Rick Hansen have had the opportunity to participate in unique learning experiences as part of their grade 9 and 10 program at high school.   Students focus on an area of interest as they build self-confidence, learn essential skills, and develop a sense of belonging in school and in the community.


Our EHS Manufacturing Program

At Rick Hansen, students in grade 9 and 10 will:


Grade 9

  • ​explore technology courses, which provides students an opportunity to learn about different tools key to the manufacturing program 
  • build C02 cars and jet-pack model rockets

Grade 10

  • specialize in the manufacturing technologies course
  • build their collaboration and problem-solving skills as they build various projects


rhss manufacturing2.jpgFocused Learning Activities allow students to connect classroom learning to career goals. At Rick Hansen, students will p​articipate in:

  • focused learning activities that will enhance their knowledge and skills related to the manufacturing sector
  • career exploration projects
  • a guest speaker series
  • conduct industry representative interviews related to the manufacturing industry
  • myBlueprint to create Individual Pathway Plans to establish short- and long-term future goals that support their future

Learning Skills 

Students at Rick Hansen will focus on the development of specific learning skills: responsibility, initiative and self-regulation.


These skills are relevant to the manufacturing  sector as they will allow students to apply the essential skills required by industry. Skills development in these areas is important as students prepare themselves for an opportunity in a Co-operative Education placement, apprenticeship or Dual Credit opportunities.


Experiential Learning and Certifications

To prepare for learning and working in the sector, students participate in:

  • 20 hours of sector-related community involvement that count towards their 40-hour high school diploma requirement
  • experiential learning activities supported by business, community and industry partners
  • job-shadowing and job-twinning opportunities alongside co-op students
  • field trips to community colleges and universities
  • visiting apprenticeship fairs to explore opportunities in the trades
  • sector-recognized certification programs, including CPR and First Aid​, WHMIS training, and Norcat training, which are provided to support students as they prepare for future training and the workplace

​Upon completion of the program, at the end of grade 10, students who have fulfilled all the requirements of the program will receive the EHS certificate and are able to continue onto the SHSM program.


For more information, contact Rick Hansen at 905-567-4260. To apply for this program, contact your grade 8 guidance counsellor or teacher.

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