By Sarah Klein
The Manitoba government is spending $1.1 million to support jobs and growth in the province’s manufacturing sector.
Through a partnership with the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters — Manitoba Division (CME), the province’s funding over the next two years will promote best-practice lean production techniques, deliver career discovery events to connect youth to manufacturing careers, and support small and medium-sized businesses with technology and innovation.
“We are working with manufacturing companies to improve Manitoba’s competitiveness,” said Jobs and the Economy Minister Theresa Oswald. “Together, we will support and create good jobs in manufacturing so that young Manitobans can build their futures here at home.”
Oswald also said the funding will help Manitoba companies develop export markets.
Manufacturing was responsible for approximately 11% of Manitoba’s real gross domestic product in 2013, resulting in more than $7 billion in exported goods, and over 60,000 jobs.