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Faculty Profiles

Craig Charlton

Craig Charleton

Professor, School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship

After a Tool and Die apprenticeship at Exactics Tool and Die, Craig became a licensed Tool and Die Maker and continued to work at Exactics Tool and Die for 11 years. During his time at Exactics, he specialized in Progressive Dies and worked as a CNC programmer /operator. In 1998, when the Magna Technical Training Centre (MTTC) opened, Craig shifted his focus and became a Tool and Die instructor. Craig's 14 year career at MTTC allowed him to develop and deliver Tool and Die, CNC and CAD-CAM curriculum.

Craig not only created those courses, but he taught them to both students and Magna employees in Canada, The United States Mexico and Poland. While at the MTTC, Craig was involved in developing the apprentices to write the German Tool and Die Trade Certificate test. Once passed, the student would get a German trade licence that was recognized all across Europe. This was the first and only time that the German Board of Trade allowed this test to be written outside of Germany. Approximately 180 students received German Tool and Die Licences under the supervision of the instructors of the MTTC. Craig was appointed to the German Examination Board of Munich and Upper Bavaria, in the field of Tool and Die.

In 2012, Craig moved to Sheridan College to teach the Metal Cutting trade as well as CNC and CAD-CAM at the Skilled Trades Centre. Craig is a member of a variety of safety and response teams including the Emergency Response Team, the Spill Response Team, the First Aid Safety Team and the Power Press Emergency Extraction Team. Craig also created an instructional training manual for Advance Tool and Die Theory that Sheridan College still uses today.