Training & Education
Manitoba Building Trades Institute set to open Fall 2020
By Anthony Capkun
June 15, 2020 – Manitoba Building Trades revealed a “new, state-of-the-art training facility”—the Manitoba Building Trades Institute—set to open this fall.
MBTI will deliver a range of safety and practical training to Manitoba’s skilled trade professionals in a newly renovated 70,000-sf facility located in central Winnipeg. The institute will be home to interactive classrooms and lecture hall, student amenities, and the new Manitoba Building Trades administrative offices.
The institute’s programming will employ a suite of technology in virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR) tools to enhance learning, and to ensure students are prepared to use these technologies in the workplaces of the future.
MBTI says it will have a strong focus on creating continuous employment opportunities to achieve higher completion rates for women and Indigenous apprentices through a coordinated model of recruitment, training, employment, and advancement.
Manitoba Building Trades adds the institute will act as student-focused hub for the province’s high school youth. Trades familiarization programming will provide students with an introduction and exploration of the skilled trades.