Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart has announced the province will invest 1.5 million dollars in equipment for skills training in Manitoba schools. From that total Flin Flon School Division will receive 20,522 dollars for Hapnot Collegiate,s woodworking and metals programs.
Wishart says technical vocational and industrial arts students in grades 7 to 12 will benefit from the 1.5 million dollar investment. He says with many of Manitoba’s certified tradespeople retiring in the next decade, businesses throughout our province will be looking for skilled workers. He adds these investments will enable high school students to train with the same equipment used by industry and prepare them to work in their chosen field when they graduate.