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Government of Canada Supports Technical Skills Training

Written On: 27 July, 2015
Category: Provincial Trades
Related programs:  Heavy Duty Equipment Technician

Today, Larry Maguire, Member of Parliament for Brandon—Souris, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced funding to the Assiniboine Community College (ACC) to expand technical skills training capacity to meet the growing need in Manitoba’s agriculture sector.

The Government of Canada will provide $160,000 towards the purchase a self-propelled sprayer that will improve the Agricultural Equipment Technician and Heavy Duty Equipment Technician programs. In addition, ACC will enhance its apprenticeship technician programs increasing employment opportunities for students. The equipment will also be utilized off-campus to support skills upgrades for staff at local service shops and mechanics. ACC will partner with industry to design and deliver an industry-specific training program that will lower maintenance costs, increase productivity and shorten technician training periods.