KTEI to build $2M centre on Manitoulin Island for 2018

November 16, 2016

The Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute and federal government are investing $2M to build an Anishinabek Skills, Innovation and Research Centre that will support the learning and cultural needs of Aboriginal students in Northern Ontario. The new centre will be “focused on skilled trades, innovation and research,” according to KTEI Director of Business and Training Beverley Roy-Carter. “We are looking at trades such as welding, electrical, auto, carpentry and plumbing—but not all at once—we will look at what the needs are first. It has been a vision of KTEI to offer skill-specific training and we are pleased to be taking this step forward. We are anticipating a 40% student increase over the next three years.” The centre will reportedly be open to both First Nation and non-First Nation individuals who are interested in education in trades, innovation, and research. Manitoulin states that the centre will be opened in summer 2018. Manitoulin | Radio-Canada