The provincial government is providing nearly a half-million dollars to schools across the province, with more than $21,000 coming to Brandon.
The money is designated to upgrade skills training equipment and will help prepare young Manitobans for job opportunities and help businesses meet the growing demand for skilled workers
“Skills training in our high schools has come a long way since I made a tie rack in shop class,” Premier Greg Selinger said on Thursday.
“Today, our skill build program is giving students the opportunity to begin a rewarding career path earlier than ever. By training on the same equipment used by industry, and even earning credit towards post-secondary programs, young Manitobans will be able to land good jobs and apprenticeships right out of school, and right here at home.”
Crocus Plains high school will receive $21,305 for its automotive technology and collision repair.
The province has invested more than $9 million in technical vocational education and equipment upgrades since 2004, the premier said, adding these investments provide students with access to state-of-the-art equipment that create a pathway to post-secondary education and good jobs.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition November 1, 2013