The Manitoba government is spending $30 million to build and expand high school training shops.
The new Skill Build Shops will allow students to receive training to work in high-demand areas needing skilled workers.
Kildonan East Collegiate is the first school in the province to benefit from the program, seeing a major paint shop extension, while also having an expanded culinary arts pastry area.
The program will also give students opportunities to learn on cutting-edge equipment, earn high school credits, get practical work placement experience and get credit toward a certified apprenticeship as a part of the High School Apprenticeship Program.
School divisions across Manitoba can apply to identify new projects for consideration.