FTM Survey on Training in the North and Rural Communities Results May 2024

Over the past several years, there have been suggestions from the Manitoba film community about the potential of more in-depth, in-person training in rural communities.

In May 2024, Film Training Manitoba ran a poll and asked the following questions about potentially increasing training in rural communities:

  • Do you think it’s valuable to the Manitoba film community to target training sessions outside of Winnipeg (such as Brandon and Northern Manitoba)?
  • Do you see the value to the Manitoba film community to build relationships with rural communities?
  •  Do you feel that business development and training partnerships help grow the greater Manitoba film community?
  • Do you think building connections and relationships with regions outside of Winnipeg is helpful in supporting underrepresented workers?

There were 108 cumulative responses from 27 participants with the total of each one of these questions scoring: 90.74% answering yes and 9.26% answering no.

In the additional feedback section, 13 comments universally were positive about FTM engaging with more rural and northern communities. Many responses noted a need for more engagement, which can increase “accessibility”, “connectivity”, and “Building relationships with communities outside of Winnipeg”

As a result of these findings, FTM will be working with our team and stakeholders to review additional programming in the future with these findings.

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact: info@filmtraining.mb.ca

FTM is a non-for-profit charity and member of the Province of Manitoba’s Sector Council program funded through the Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources. FTM builds a highly skilled and adaptable film industry workforce to support the activities of Manitoba production companies. FTM collaborates and partners with members of the film industry to identify training needs to support workforce development.