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January 22, 2024

25 New Nursing Seats Created In Neepawa to Help Address Rural Staffing Shortages

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Grand Opening of Centre Applauded as Part of Ongoing Commitment to Fix Health Care: Premier and Cable

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NEEPAWA—The Manitoba government is showing support to rural Manitobans who are starting a career in nursing and helping to fulfil the critical need for health-care workers by attending the grand opening of the new Neepawa Training Centre, Premier Wab Kinew and Advanced Education and Training Minister Renée Cable announced here today. 

“Neepawa is a thriving community, home to young families and global businesses,” said Kinew. “Our government is committed to working with post-secondary institutions like Assiniboine Community College and amplifying the work president and CEO Mark Frison has done to connect more rural Manitobans with rewarding careers in health care. Our mission is to fix health care. Working together, we can achieve that goal by supporting the students here in Neepawa that are starting their journey towards fulfilling careers as future nursing professionals.” 

The Town of Neepawa developed the Neepawa Training Centre as a rural training hub to generate more skilled workers in the region. Assiniboine Community College has partnered with the Neepawa Training Centre to offer a two-year practical nursing diploma program as the first program hosted by the facility.   

“I am thrilled this centre is positioned to become a hub for workforce and economic development that contributes to the health and well-being of Manitobans, and I congratulate the town of Neepawa on the opening of this facility,” said Cable. 

The training of the first group of up to 25 nursing students will equip them with the requirements to become licensed practical nurses in Manitoba. 

This collaborative work advances the Manitoba government’s mission to help more Manitobans receive the quality health care they deserve while offering the local community options to build rewarding nursing careers, noted the premier. 

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