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University College of the North has Been Awarded 970 Thousand Dollars to Train Front Line IT Technicians.

University College of the North is one of 30Future Skills Centre funded projects to proved essential solutions to support Canadians transitioning into new jobs or industries.  They will create a two year network computer technology program geared to providing entry level skills but coupled with social supports and flexible terms of study that better match family and community needs and work integrated learning with industry partners.


The aim is to overcome numerous barriers that block northerners from fully participating in the information and communications technology industries of Manitoba especially as these industries seek to expand into northern Manitoba and thereby address the issue common to many northern communities of jobs without people and people without jobs.


UCN’s Rob Penner says this sector is experiencing growth and requires a skilled workforce in Manitoba in general and northern Manitoba in particular so they want to give northerners a chance to gain these sorts of skills and enter this sector.


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