Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration Minister, Wayne Ewasko, announces new funding for skills and training courses during a press conference at the Legislative Building Monday.
The Government of Manitoba has released a three-year strategy for postsecondary institutions that CBC says is meant to kickstart MB’s economy and ensure that graduates have the skills and training necessary for success in the labour market. Manitoba’s Skills, Talent and Knowledge Strategy will connect tuition to the economy, and will see all students graduate with experience in their field gained from internships, co-ops, or land-based learning. However, the plan has been criticized by faculty. “The minister certainly presented aspirations without much in the way of details,” said Scott Forbes, president of the Manitoba Organization of Faculty Associations. “I am a little surprised about the sort of the philosophical approach, because right-of-centre governments usually tell us that government shouldn’t be picking winners and losers in business and industry.”