RRC to get new trades and technology centre

November 14, 2013

The Honourable Philip S. Lee, Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Manitoba, delivered the annual Throne Speech yesterday, highlighting the province’s efforts to improve PSE. As part of the strategy to improve skills training, Manitoba pledges to: “enhance and streamline tax credits for employers to hire more apprentices and grow their labour force; provide new tools to help match apprentices to job openings, helping more apprentices begin their careers and complete their training program; and introduce new legislation to ensure apprenticeship opportunities on all major government supported building projects.” Lee also announced plans to establish a new state-of the-art Skilled Trades and Technology Centre that will be housed at Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus. The new centre will accommodate approximately 1,000 new students per year. Lee also spoke to recent improvements at other Manitoba PSE institutions, including the University of Winnipeg’s new RecPlex, and expansions to University College of the North campuses in Thompson and Norway House.Manitoba News Release | RRC News