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The Canadarm is a robotic space arm developed in Canada. In 1990, the Canadarm was used to release the Hubble Space Telescope, and later to retrieve it when it needed repairs. Canadarm can reach out and pluck objects straight out of free-floating space!

No matter your passion, there’s a specialist career for you.

Specialists are experts who go deep on a specific area of expertise. As a specialist in advanced manufacturing, you can make yourself an invaluable asset in virtually any field — from management to creative design.

With a laser focus on your area of expertise, your specialized skills would allow you to see solutions that someone with more general knowledge may miss. This level of specific expertise is why a career as a specialist will always keep you in high demand. This path may even offer you the flexibility to work as a freelance consultant that companies call on when they need highly specialized support.

I’m part of the engineering and research development team at The Canadian Shield, and I help bring some of our products to market, including the face mask.

[SUPER] The Canadian Shield

[SUPER] Octavian Ciubotariu
[SUPER] Technology and Automation Manager
[SUPER] The Canadian Shield

What’s important when you choose your career path is to find what you are truly passionate about.

I always loved programming and I started tinkering with robots, and all kinds of things. Which lead me into the manufacturing industry.

You know, you might be too young to figure out what your long-term career plan is, but just start experimenting and playing with different things. It helps you choose what you are passionate about, and then you are really happy about what you do.

The things that we make here and that you will potentially make in your future jobs affect more than just the product itself.

It has an impact on your communities. For example how does our product affect the environment? The number one thing we always look to reduce is waste. So that doesn’t necessarily need to be waste as in scrap material that’s left over after we manufacture products, it can be electricity. How do we improve our processes on our robots and machinery to use less energy?

What’s cool about advanced manufacturing is that you get to work on or work with the most innovative and up-to-date technology in any field.

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What's cool about Advanced Manufacturing is that you get to work on or work with the most innovative and up-to-date technology in any field.”

— Octavian Ciubaotariu

Jobs & Roles

Check out the most popular and common roles in this area of study below:


Marketing Specialist

Textile Designer

Safety Specialist

Computer Animator


Graphic Designer

Maintenance Technician

Project Manager



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