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Manitoba throne speech to emphasize skills training, jobs – CBC.ca

Nov 12, 2013

CBC News has learned a regional high school that serves primarily aboriginal students is to get a major funding boost in the speech from the throne Tuesday.

The Frontier Collegiate Institute in Cranberry Portage, which according to the province plays a crucial role in providing skills training, will play an important role as the Selinger government focuses on improving aboriginal graduation rates.

The government said the school will help the government meet its target of adding 75,000 workers to the workforce by 2020.

The Chief Superintendent for the Frontier School Division, Ray Derksen, told CBC Monday night the Frontier Collegiate Institute is in line for $23 million.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/throne-speech-eyes-transit-roads-education-adoptions-1.2423180

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