Canadian Manufacturing

Saskatchewan to create manufacturing centre of excellence

Aimed at boosting productivity, innovation and skills training in province



REGINA—Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says training and manufacturing are up next in the province’s growth plan.

In a speech to the Regina Chamber of Commerce, Wall announced 1,000 new training seats and the creation of a manufacturing centre of excellence.

He said the government will work with educational institutions and employers to create the training seats, which are to include another 300 apprenticeship spots.

The province also plans to work with its manufacturing industry to create a centre to help increase productivity, innovation and skills training.

Wall said a shortage of skilled labour is one of the challenges facing Saskatchewan businesses.

His growth update comes less than a week before the throne speech that will open the fall sitting of the legislature on Oct.23.

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