WINNIPEG (May 27, 2019) – Manitoba Building Trades announces new multi-trade training facility to open in Winnipeg’s core area. The $12 million investment will support Manitoba’s skilled trade workforce. The 70,000 sq. feet facility is located at 225/235 McPhillips Street. Significant renovations are already underway with the expectation to have the facility fully operational by Spring 2020.
Aside from a federal Union Training and Innovation Program (UTIP) front of $1.4 million, the project is privately funded entirely by Manitoba Building Trades and its partners, making it the largest private sector investment in trades training in Manitoba’s history, and one of the largest in Canada.
“This investment will increase our capacity to deliver industry-focused training, including programs to diversify Manitoba’s skilled workforce by attracting and training more women, indigenous workers and new Canadians,” says Sudhir Sandhu, CEO Manitoba Building Trades. “Our training facility will work directly with employers to provide timely and specific training to prepare a work-ready labour force.”