Apprentices in Manitoba may get a boost from the New Democrats if they win the election on April 19.
NDP leader Greg Selinger announced on Monday that his government would cover course fees and living expenses for 1,500 new apprenticeship students each year.
“These investments will help young Manitobans get the skills they need to get a head start on a good job after they graduate,” said Selinger in a statement.
“Businesses tell us they need more skilled workers to meet the demands of our growing economy, and these strategic investments mean a brighter future for Manitoba’s young people.”
The extra spaces would be targeted mainly at rural and northern areas, according to Selinger.
He also promised to work with Red River College and Assiniboine Community College to help more women become instructors in trade courses.
The price tag ranges between $8-10 million dollars, according to Selinger.