Manufacturing Production Worker Program
The Manufacturing Production Worker Program helps refugees in Winnipeg improve their English language skills and provides them with a pathway into employment as production workers with manufacturing companies in Manitoba.
This program is part of the Refugee Employment Development Initiative (REDI) and is a joint programming initiative between Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) and Opportunities for Employment (OFE).
In this program, students have the opportunity to:
- Learn important language and communication skills for employment in a Canadian company
- Gain confidence through daily language practice, workplace culture lessons, and teacher feedback
- Develop the Essential Skills and technical skills needed to succeed in a manufacturing company in Manitoba
- Get help and support for school, work, and home from a dedicated team of specialists including educational assistants, counsellors, employment coaches, and more
- Continue learning after getting a job, with priority placement in evening ESL classes and access to English at Work classes
|Class times||Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Next start dates||May 21, 2019
August 26, 2019
December 2, 2019
To apply for this program, you must:
- Be a refugee or refugee claimant in Canada aged 18 years or older
- Have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) between 1 – 4
- Be currently unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week
- Be available to study full-time
Please bring the following with you on your first visit to MITT:
- Landing Papers, Permanent Resident (PR) Card or Work Permit
- Social Insurance Number (SIN)
Part 1: Language Training
12 weeks at MITT – 609 Erin Street, Winnipeg, MB
Part 2: Employment Training
Up to 12 weeks at OFE – 294 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
The Manufacturing Production Worker Program features two phases: sector-specific language training with MITT and occupation-specific employment training with OFE. Language training at MITT focuses specifically on the English skills necessary to succeed in employment as a production worker in the manufacturing sector.
Or find answers to frequently asked questions about the program.
To register for an Information Session, please contact Manitoba Start at 204-944 8833 or in-person at 271 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg.
Funding for this program provided by:
- The Manitoba government
- The Government of Canada
Contact us today and we will be more than happy to help you with any questions or concerns you have.