By Brian Schultz
The Manitoba government is flowing more cash into hands-on shop and equipment upgrades at rural and northern schools.
Education and Advanced Learning Minister Peter Bjornson announced more than $90,000 in funding on Friday for Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School in Brandon to upgrade equipment in its automotive technology, welding and carpentry programs.
Other communities receiving funding for new equipment include:
- Park West School Division – $20,397 for cosmetology equipment
- St. Laurent School – $18,516 for industrial arts equipment
- Minnedosa Collegiate – $46,963 for power mechanics equipment
The Manitoba government is also spending $500,000 in upgrades to two northern school technical training programs.
The ventilation system in shops at Grand Rapids School will be upgraded and Cormorant School will be renovated to create an industrial arts classroom shop.