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Manitoba Government is taking a step to Help Address the Workforce Shortage by Investing more than $516,000

The Manitoba government released very big news on the morning of June 23, 2022. It announced that it would be investing more than $516,000 to enable Regional Connections, a settlement service located in the Pembina Valley region of South Central Manitoba, to provide employment training in the Pembina Valley for Unemployed residents and Underemployed groups.

This sum of money will be directed towards four different projects that will take place in the Pembina Valley to help the shortage of the workforce and to improve the overall economic development. According to Manitoba’s Investment and Trade Minister Cliff Cullen, “The Manitoba government is committed to providing meaningful employment opportunities for all Manitobans, including residents of the Pembina Valley, and addressing the skills gap and workforce shortage in the area. Our government’s investment will enable Regional Connections to provide project-based employment services so unemployed and underemployed Manitobans living in the Pembina Valley can receive short-term skills development and on-the-job training to find and maintain purposeful employment.”

After his detailed explanation, it was concluded that the four projects would be the Employment Assistance Services Project, the Professional Bridging Program Project, the Employer-Driven Curriculum Development Project and finally, the Gateway to Work Experience for Newcomers Plan.

Each project will focus on a specific group of people and the projects that will help them prepare to work in various entry-level professions, gain knowledge about Canada’s work environment and gain the needed experience to maintain sustainable employment in the Pembina Valley.

– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of U Multicultural.

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