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Red River College Building Skilled Trades and Technology Centre

November 7, 2013 3:30 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

Red River CollegeA new Skilled Trades and Technology Centre (STTC) at Red River College will graduate nearly 1,000 skilled workers every year once it’s complete.

The college and Manitoba government have partnered to issue a tender for the design of the first phase of the centre — to be built on the college’s Notre Dame campus.

“This new centre will provide new opportunities for more Manitobans to pursue rewarding careers in trades and technology,” Premier Greg Selinger said on Thursday. “It will also be critical to delivering on our commitment to add 75,000 new skilled workers to Manitoba’s economy by 2020.”

The 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will eventually train students in high-demand trades such as carpentry, electrical and heating, ventilating and air conditioning. It will also provide opportunities to support the development of advanced technology fields such as composites manufacturing.

RRC president Stephanie Forsyth said the centre will be one of the most advanced learning facilities in the country.