The History of Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
Over the past 35 years, Winnipeg Technical College provided secondary and post-secondary students with sought-after, marketable education for employment. We provide the same opportunity and education, but under a new name. We are now the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology.
In 1983, the St. Vital, Assiniboine South and Fort Garry School Divisions –recognizing a need for technical training in south Winnipeg, and the lack of a suitable training facility – entered into an agreement to create a learning environment that would serve the community for years to come. This divisional collaboration was a Canadian first and included other unique features.
The South Winnipeg Technical Vocational Centre, later the South Winnipeg Technical Centre (SWTC), was conceived to meet the anticipated need for specific, practical job training in the community. The $8-million project, funded by the provincial and federal governments, was designed to meet the technical training needs of both secondary students and adults in need of marketable job skills.
SWTC programs were developed to address the needs of the marketplace, a factor that has directly contributed to the excellent employment rate of its graduates.
In April 1999, SWTC's Governing Board, in co-operation with the three school divisions, announced that the Centre's name would change to Winnipeg Technical College (WTC). With the addition of a brand new campus and newly renovated main campus, WTC boasted three modern well-equipped locations, offering training in Health Care and Human Services, Business and Information Technology, and Skilled Trades and Technology.
Under legislation enacted on June 12, 2014, WTC became the Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology (MITT), a stand-alone hybrid institution continuing to provide both secondary and post-secondary skills training. Under the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology Act, MITT's mandate is:
To provide high school and post-secondary education and training activities in the fields of technology, vocational training and adult education.
To assist individuals in finding and keeping employment.
To respond to Manitoba's labour market needs.
MITT gives students a competitive edge by providing leading-edge technology and training from expert instructors. MITT graduates boast an average employment rate of 88% in their field of study, and alumni have gone on to move and shape Winnipeg's economic and industrial landscape.
MITT continually strives to equip students with the theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience to connect education with employment. Furthering MITT's commitment to connecting academic pathways is the institution's English Language Centre. This in-house International hub provides students with a fulfilling language learning experience, whether it's by short-term, long-term, professional, general or academic education. Students from all over the world are able to select from a range of English language programs, and even customize their own learning experience.
MITT represents a new vision in the Canadian educational landscape: a hybrid institute of higher learning, in which high-school and post-secondary students pursue advanced technical education together. To create an environment of excellence and inclusion we must embrace the technological revolution in teaching and learning — transforming our classrooms and overall approach to education.
Underpinning everything we do is a commitment to our students’ success in the classroom and in the workplace. Our focus is on having our programs defined by the competencies employers require, integrating essential skills and critical thinking with cutting-edge technical curriculum.
This academic plan has been developed in collaboration with our academic community, industry, and external partners. I invite you to explore our academic plan and all that MITT has to offer.
Life in Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
MITT Pride strives to empower LGBT2SQIA+ students and staff by providing opportunities to socialize, support each other, and create a safe and accepting campus community. Allies, supporters, or anyone committed to supporting LGBT2SQIA+ people are welcome to participate and join. MITT Pride is shaped by student input and facilitated by a staff member who is also a member of the community.
Activities include: watching and discussing films; anti-bullying Day of Pink campaign; Pride Week awareness on campus; representing MITT in the Pride Winnipeg Parade.
LGBT2SQIA+: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirit, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual/aromantic, and all other marginalized groups under the diverse umbrella of gender identity and sexual orientation.
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The following documents are required for admission:
Final official high school transcript, including proof of graduation (notarized copies are recommended). If you are still studying, please submit the most up-to-date transcript available.
Still in high school? Students who are currently studying in their final year of high school may be eligible for early, conditional admission using their most recent high school transcript (final Grade 11 transcript or interim Grade 12 transcript). Submit interim transcripts with your application (scan and hard copy). The most recent transcript must show the required senior level academic courses with current (or predicted) grades that satisfy the admission requirements of the program applied to. Final official documents must be submitted as soon as studies have finished and must be received by MITT at least 30 days prior to the start of the program. Final admission is dependent on successful completion of all Grade 12 admission requirements.
Final, official post-secondary transcripts and proof of post-secondary graduation (if applicable) (official or notarized copies)
Still in post-secondary? Submit interim transcripts with your application. Final official documents must be submitted as soon as studies have finished and must be received by MITT at least 30 days prior to the start of the program.
Proof of English Language Proficiency, if required.
Other program specific supporting documents, if required
Review program specific requirements. Some MITT programs require other documentation to be submitted, e.g. resume, PAT Test Form, Statement of Interest.
Kyle graduated from Pre-Employment Carpentry at MITT (formerly WTC). Denise Felbel has been with the Health Sciences Centre (HSC) for 25+ years since graduating from the Patient Access Services Program, Geraldine Santos Berania has been with the Health Sciences Centre for over 11 years.