1919 Technical Education Act

  • Boys in Woodworking class

    Promotion of Industry

    The Technical Education Act, passed in 1919, was created by the government of Canada with the intention of promoting industry and the mechanical trades within each province. A specific sum of money was to be meted out to each province annually for a period of ten years. In that time, the country intended to increase its manufacturing efficiency and productivity and also increase the earning capacity of individuals that were employed in these industries.

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    Black and white photo of boys standing and seated around work benches with tools.