During his visit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had the opportunity to visit the TRU campus to get a hands-on look at the trades and technology programs.
Jaida Wallat was able to walk Trudeau through the new $32 million Industrial Training and Technology Centre (ITTC), which was made possible through funding from the federal and provincial government.
“One of our top priorities has been to cement Canada’s position as a global leader in innovation, and the first step is to invest in our students and their future,” said Trudeau.
The prime minister’s visit included stops in the refrigeration and HVAC lab, as well as the millwright shop where students are able to train with industry-standard equipment.
“The people who work in trades build Canada. They build our homes, build our offices and ensure that our water is clean and safe,” said Prime Minister Trudeau.
“With investments like the one we made here at TRU, our goal is to ensure the next generation of men and women have the tools, training and knowledge to build a better Canada for all Canadians.”
TRU President Brett Fairbairn thanked the federal government for the $13 million contribution towards ITTC, which was the most significant capital investment in trades and technology the university has seen in 20 years.