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January 7, 2014 - In This Issue:

What's New 


Start 2015 off right! Professional development seminars will make you and your employees more effective and your business more productive.  


Canada Jobs Grant Information Session for Tourism & Hospitality Employers


The Province will be giving a presentation about the Canada Jobs Grant at MTEC on Thursday, January 15 at 9:00am. The presentation will explain how the Canada Jobs Grant works and how it can be extremely beneficial in subsidizing your employee training. There will be time allowed for questions. 


For more information or to register please contact us at 204-957-7437 or email register@mtec.mb.ca.


THERM╦A Spa Opens January 15th, 2015


MTEC would like to congratulate the Nordik Group in opening the new THERM╦A Spa in Winnipeg!   


MTEC has been honoured to work with the management team of THERM╦A Spa and are looking forward to seeing this unique spa open and thrive in Winnipeg.  


Manitoba has been chosen for Nordik's second location in Canada and it is located on the Crescent Drive Golf Course.  Opening date is January 15th, 2015.



The Manitoba Training and Education Centre Congratulates Our First Graduates!


Our first training programs for Front Desk Clerk and Housekeeping Room Attendant started November 17th. Congratulations to our first graduating class.  


In addition to curriculum based on emerit National Occupational Standards, students received Emergency First Aid, WHMIS, Manitoba BEST Service Excellence, Winnipeg BEST Ambassador Program, Teambuilding & Conflict Resolution as well as many other training sessions.


Many thanks to the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites, for accepting our first class of graduates for their work practicum.


The Manitoba Training and Education Centre's Next Training Programs to Begin in January


The Manitoba Training and Education Centre will continue to meet the current and projected shortfall of employees to work in the hospitality industry with our 6 to 8 week training programs.


Our 8 week Line Cook Training Program and 6 week Food and Beverage Server Training Program will start on January 19th and prepare students to hit the ground running.


The Line Cook Training Program is delivered in the classroom as well as in a commercial kitchen. Students will graduate with the National Food Handler Certificate and be ready for immediate employment. All our programs include a 30 hour work practicum.


The next training program dates are:

  • Line Cook Training Program - January 19th, 2015 - 8 weeks
  • Food and Beverage Server Training Program - January 19th, 2015 - 6 weeks
  • Front Desk Clerk Training Program - March 9th, 2015 - 6 weeks
  • Housekeeping Room Attendant Training Program - March 9th, 2015 - 6 weeks

For more information on the Manitoba Training and Education Centre training programs, visit our website at www.MTECVocationalSchool.ca, email us at info@MTECVocationalSchool.ca or call (204) 957-7437 ext. 208.  


If your organization would like to consider taking a practicum student please contact Sherri Cairns, Program Coordinator at (204) 957-7437 or email scairns@mtec.mb.ca.



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Attention Event Coordinators & Planners!


It's an exciting time to be an event planner. Event planners are being called upon to develop and stage a number of events every year.
Whether you are new to the industry or established in your career, MTEC's 3- Part Training Series for Event Coordinators and Planners will provide the tools to assist you in planning an event from start to finish, covering areas such as administration, marketing, human resources, risk management and more!
This series will also be very beneficial for those of you who may not have the title of 'Event Planner', but are the person in your organization who performs that function as part of your position, ie: organizing the annual golf tournament, AGM, conference, etc.
A comprehensive emerit Event Coordinator Workbook, valued at $85.00 is included.

Our upcoming training series will be held on January 16, January 23 and January 30. For a registration form, please click here.    


For more information, contact Fiona Slikker, fslikker@mtec.mb.ca or call (204) 957-7437.


January & February Training


Keep Your Business Profitable - Invest Your Time In Training!


*We are offering 15 complimentary seats for many of the following sessions. Sign up now!

      *Developing a Policies & Procedures Manual
January 13  |  9:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info

*Professionalism For Life & Career Success
January 14  |  9:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info

*Retail Loss Prevention
January 15  |  9:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info

Event Planners Series Day 1:
Introduction, Overview & Administrative Skills
January 16  |   9:00am-4:00pm   |  More Info
COST: $350.00+GST

Winnipeg BEST Ambassador
January 19  |  9:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info
COST: $40.00+GST

*Reading & Understanding Financial Statements & Using Them As A Management Tool
January 20  |  9:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info

Event Planners Series Day 2:
Event Coordination & Marketing
January 23  |   9:00am-4:00pm   |  More Info
COST: $350.00+GST

Manitoba BEST Service Excellence
January 26  |   9:00am-4:00pm   |  More Info
COST: $60.00+GST

Handling Difficult Situations - Bilingual Delivery
January 28  |  9:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info
COST: $40.00+GST

Professional Telephone Skills
January 29  |  9:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info 
COST: $40.00+GST

Event Planners Series Day 3:
Risk Management & Human Resources
January 30  |   9:00am-4:00pm   |  More Info
COST: $350.00+GST

*Marketing In A Digitally Savvy World
February 3   |  9:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info

Serving Techniques That Create An Exceptional Guest Experience
February 13  |  9:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info
COST: $40.00+GST

*Preparing a Business Plan
February 18  |  9:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info

*Professionalism for Life & Career Success
February 19  |  9:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info

*Motivating & Giving Effective Feedback (Goal Setting)
February 20  |  9:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info

*Five Skills of a Powerful & Effective Leader
February 24  |  9:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info

Handling Difficult Situations
February 25  |  9:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info
COST: $40.00+GST

Contact MTEC at 204-957-7437 or email register@mtec.mb.ca


All courses will be held at the MTEC Learning Centre, 75 Scurfield Boulevard, Unit 3, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3Y 1P6.   


Safety Corner


National Food Safety Training Program (NFSTP) Available at MTEC 


Restaurants Canada developed the National Food Safety Training Program in 2004 after seeing a growing demand for standardized food safety education from operators from coast to coast. The program is designed to train and certify employees of quick-service, full-service, chain and independent foodservice establishments to meet a national standard of food safety.   

The course content covers: 

  3. FOOD SAFETY HAZARDS (Chemical, Physical,Allergen)
  6. CONTROL OF HAZARDS (from purchasing to service/distribution)

This 8 hour workshop includes a workbook and exam. The NFSTP will be offered at our location and throughout Manitoba upon request.   

Who should attend?

  • All owners, managers and supervisors of food service establishments.
  • All food service personnel who are responsible for the receiving, preparing and serving of food.

In addition to our regularly scheduled day sessions and to better serve and accommodate industry professionals, we are now offering the NFSTP over two evenings and on Saturdays! Join us on Wednesday February 25 and Thursday February 26, 2015, from 5:00pm-9:00pm, or Saturday February 28, 2015. The cost of the program is $115.00+GST, this includes a manual as well as the exam (70% passing rate).  


For more information, contact SAFE Hospitality, info@safehospitality.com or call (204) 694-SAFE (7233)

Visit the website at www.safehospitality.com. 



Upcoming Safety Training  



Safe Knife Handling  

January 14  |  8:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info 

COST: FREE to the Hospitality Industry (Rate Code 70106): Regular $49.00+GST


New Worker Orientation Basics 

January 14  |   1:00pm-5:00pm   |  More Info 

COST: FREE to the Hospitality Industry (Rate Code 70106): Regular $49.00+GST


Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C with AED

January 21  |   8:30am-4:30pm   |  More Info

COST: $89.00+GST to the Hospitality Industry (Rate Code 70106); Regular $99.00+GST


Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Basics  

January 22  |  8:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info 

COST: FREE to the Hospitality Industry (Rate Code 70106): Regular $49.00+GST


Emergency Preparedness  

January 22  |   1:00pm-5:00pm   |  More Info 

COST: FREE to the Hospitality Industry (Rate Code 70106): Regular $49.00+GST


National Food Safety Training Program 

January 27  |   8:30am-5:00pm   |  More Info   

COST: $115.00+GST (includes manual)


Safety Committee/Representative Basics 

February 9  |  8:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info

COST: FREE to the Hospitality Industry (Rate Code 70106): Regular $49.00+GST


Incident Investigation, Inspections & Documentation Basics 

February 9  |   1:00pm-5:00pm   |  More Info 

COST: FREE to the Hospitality Industry (Rate Code 70106): Regular $49.00+GST


Supervisor/Manager Safety Roles & Responsibilities  

February 17 |  8:00am-12:00pm  |  More Info

COST: FREE to the Hospitality Industry (Rate Code 70106): Regular $49.00+GST


Respectful Workplaces 

February 17 |   1:00pm-5:00pm   |  More Info 

COST: FREE to the Hospitality Industry (Rate Code 70106): Regular $49.00+GST


National Food Safety Training Program (NFSTP) - DELIVERED OVER TWO EVENINGS

February 25 & 26 |  5:00pm-9:00pm  |  More Info

COST: $115.00+GST (includes manual)


National Food Safety Training Program (NFSTP) - SATURDAY 

February 28 |   8:30am-5:00pm   |  More Info 


For additional information, or to register for upcoming workshops, please contact SAFE Hospitality at: info@safehospitality.com or by calling 204-694-7233.

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~ Charles Kettering

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