Manitoba invests $1.5M in skills training equipment for grade 7-12 students

Thursday February 16, 2017
Written by MA Staff
Manitoba invests $1.5M in skills training equipment for grade 7-12 students
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Feb. 16, 2017 - The Manitoba government hopes its $1.5-million investment in equipment for technical vocational and industrial arts programs will help “prepare students for good jobs and help Manitoba businesses meet growing demand for skilled workers.”

“With many of Manitoba’s certified tradespeople retiring in the next decade, businesses throughout our province will be looking for skilled workers,” said education and training minister Ian Wishart. “These investments will enable high school students to train with the same equipment used by industry and prepare them to work in their chosen fields when they graduate.”

The investment, made through the Skills Strategy Equipment Enhancement Fund (SSEEF), will target technical vocational and industrial arts students in grades 7 to 12. The projects include:

• $20,522 to Flin Flon School Division for Hapnot Collegiate’s woodworking and metals programs;
• $115,964 to Frontier School Division for Frontier Collegiate’s welding and automotive programs and Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Educational Resource Centre’s fashion design program;
• $110,545 to Hanover School Division for Steinbach Regional Secondary School’s industrial arts and welding programs;
• $12,603 to Interlake School Division for Warren Collegiate’s industrial arts program;
• $32,321 to Pembina Trail School Division for Shaftesbury High School’s industrial arts program;
• $164,493 to River East Transcona School Division for Kildonan East Collegiate’s auto-body repair program, Murdoch MacKay Collegiate’s metal fabrication program and Arthur Day Middle School’s woodworking program;
• $51,131 to Sunrise School Division for École Edward Schreyer School’s metalworking program;
• $108,688 to Western School Division for Morden Collegiate’s welding, plumbing and pipe trades programs;
• $224,439 to Winnipeg School Division for Tec Voc High School’s building construction, culinary arts, machine technology, pastry arts and welding tech programs, and the graphic design and woodworking programs at École Stanley; and
• $31,171 to the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology for welding, auto mechanics and industrial mechanic/millwright programs for students from the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine.

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