By David Klassen
Gimli High School will benefit from significant upgrades to its shop class equipment as part of a $25,000 investment from the province.
The funding is meant to meet the growing demand for skilled workers in Manitoba, Premier Greg Selinger announced on Friday.
“These upgrades will ensure Gimli High School can expand and improve the availability of skilled training opportunities for families in the area,” Selinger said. “Helping schools in rural communities increase opportunities for technical and vocational training opportunities will mean more young people preparing for good jobs.”
The Evergreen School Division received a total of $50,000 in funding for upgrades, with $25,000 allocated to Arborg Collegiate Institute to purchase an ironworker, a hydraulic tube bender and a hydraulic press for the metals and welding program.