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Manitoba Students Graduate with Nationally Recognized Industry Credentials

The Manitoba Tourism Education College (MTEC), officially opened its doors in August and launches its first two programs in October. This new vocational school will deliver 6 to 8 week training programs to people who want to acquire skills and knowledge to enter into the large and growing hospitality and tourism industries in Manitoba.

“There were 16 new hotels built in Manitoba in the past four years and there are another eight opening within the next two. This has created an immediate need for skilled workers and if we don’t address it now we will face a skills shortage for qualified workers in our province,” said Shannon Fontaine, CEO of the Manitoba Tourism Education College and CEO of the Manitoba Tourism Education Council.  

“As the first private vocational school to use emerit’s National Occupational Standards, training, and certification programs as the foundation of its curriculum, the Centre’s graduating students will hold nationally recognized industry credentials for their occupation, and will be equipped with the skills and knowledge they need for a long and successful career,” commented Wendy Swedlove, President, Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council (CTHRC)

Vince Accardi, Vice President, Business Development and Customer Relations from emerit Tourism Training added, “MTEC is ensuring that the human resource needs of tourism employers will be met with a steady supply of skilled, efficient employees who will be top performers for their business.”

The Front Desk Clerk and Housekeeping Room Attendant Training Programs start October 6; the Food and Beverage Server Training starts November 5; and on January 6 MTEC will offer an eight week Line Cook Training Program.

"We will add new training programs to our curriculum regularly," said Shannon Fontaine and she recommends visiting their website regularly for updates. (

For more information:

Shannon Fontaine, CEO

Phone: (204) 957-7437

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