R.D. Parker Collegiate in Thompson is one of 35 schools in Manitoba receiving technology upgrades for industrial arts and technical vocational programs, the provincial government announced April 8.
$18,477.84 is going to RDPC’s heavy duty equipment technology program, according to a press release.
Frontier Collegiate in Cranberry Portage is getting more than $53,000 in funding from the Skills Strategy Equipment Enhancement Fund (SSEEF), including nearly $12,000 for its carpentry program and more than $41,000 for its woodwork technology program.
“Providing funding support to school divisions to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for technical vocational and industrial arts education provides Manitoba students opportunities to gain valuable real world experience,” said Education Minister Wayne Ewasko. “These grants provide young Manitobans with the skills, talent and knowledge necessary for living, learning and working in a competitive global economy. I want to thank our school divisions for their continued co-operation and collaboration as we work together to enhance technical vocational and industrial arts education in Manitoba.”
The total amount of SSEEF funding announced April 8 is more than $1.4 million.