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Manitoba provides funding for more engineering students

Premier Greg Selinger says there's a huge demand for engineers in the Manitoba economy right now



WINNIPEG—More seats for future engineers are being created in the University of Manitoba’s faculty.

The province is funding 18 new slots.

Premier Greg Selinger says there’s a huge demand for engineers in the Manitoba economy right now.

He says the faculty took in a record number of students this year—about 346—and they still had to turn away many young people that were fully qualified to enter the program.

Selinger says it will also become easier for Red River College diploma students to transfer over into the university program.

Enrollment in the engineering faculty at university has increased by almost 50 per cent since 2008.

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