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Be part of the next generation of Peterbilt Technicians

December 13, 2017

Red River College, along with Peterbilt Motors Company, is opening a new section of the successful Peterbilt Technical Institute (PTI). The first class of PTI have a 100% employment rate as certified technicians for Peterbilt Motors Company.

PTI is a manufacturer-paid training program offered to graduates from RRC’s Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic program and Peterbilt employees who are interested in advancing their skills and training to become a certified Peterbilt technician.

This program allows the students to gain experience in all aspects of the work done at a Peterbilt dealership. Peterbilt Motors Company supplies the curriculum, laptops for the students, three trucks, two engines and specialized tools to help ensure the students’ success in becoming confident in their skills and career-ready by the end of the 12-week session. Peterbilt also trains RRC instructors to deliver the program at the College.

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Professional Photography Flash Sale

December 8, 2017

The Professional Photography students, alumni and instructors invite you to the Notre Dame Campus for a Flash Sale.

It’s the perfect opportunity to get a list minute gift, shop local, and support our students and alumni. You may even met some of the talented artists behind the Iconic Manitoba Photos calendar. 
Everyone is welcome. All sales are cash only.

  • Date: December 14, 2017
  • Time: Noon – 6:00 p.m
  • Location: FM-65, 2055 Notre Dame Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on the program:

www.rrc.ca/pho | cde@rrc.ca

Hours of operation during holiday break

December 7, 2017

Red River College will again operate on restricted holiday hours, effective 4:00 p.m., Friday, Dec. 22, 2017.

During the break, general access to the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses will be limited to the following hours:

  • Dec. 23, 2017: Regular hours until 4:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 24-26, 2017: Closed (no access)
  • Dec. 27-31, 2017: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Jan. 1, 2018: Closed (no access)
  • Jan. 2, 2018: Resume regular hours, effective 7:00 a.m.

Lab access at the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses during the above hours will be limited to the classroom labs listed below. Students who are in one of the designated labs prior to closure will be given a four-hour grace period (until 8:00 p.m.to complete their studies or project before being asked to leave.  Read More →

College launches new Indigenous language programs

November 27, 2017

 

 

 

Today, Red River College opened registration for two new Anishinaabemowin language and culture courses, created to support Indigenous language revitalization in Manitoba schools.

The new courses are the first of their kind to be offered by RRC, and will be delivered through a partnership between its Schools of Indigenous Education and Continuing Education.

The Introduction to Anishinaabemowin Language and Culture course — geared to non- or semi-fluent speakers — begins in February 2018, while the Level 2 course for intermediate and fluent speakers starts in the spring.

Both will be offered on a part-time basis to K-12 educators in the province, and to anyone else who may be interested.

“As a College, we are taking the lead to provide more opportunities for educators to gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous language and identity, and to continue to strengthen partnerships with Indigenous learners in our community,” says Rebecca Chartrand, RRC’s Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy.

Registration for both courses is now open. Learn more here, or peruse full course descriptions and registration information at rrc.ca/acl.

The more, the merrier: Culinary grad pens cookbook with tips for feeding crowds

November 24, 2017

Sharon Steward’s cooking is a real crowd-pleaser — and her new cookbook is sure to be, too.

A Continuing Education instructor at Red River College, Steward is busy prepping for the launch of Volume: Cooking for a Community on Sat., Dec. 2, at McNally Robinson Booksellers.

The book is inspired by Steward’s role as the kitchen manager and head chef at InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Manitoba, a Christian summer camp located on MacKinnon Island at the north end of Shoal Lake.

During camp season, Steward and her staff are responsible for serving three meals a day (plus snacks) to anywhere from 180 to 200 people at a time. Suffice it to say, she knows how to cook for a crowd.

“Each recipe in the book has an amount for four to six people, and then also for about 80 servings,” Steward explains. “It’s a very exciting tool — one I’m hoping a lot of other places, facilities and individuals can use to help them serve their communities.”

Learn more about Seward’s RRC training here. To order a copy of the book — or to peruse Steward’s recipes and blog posts — visit volumecookbook.com.

Info Session: Professional Photography

November 6, 2017

Are you a ready to take your photography skills to the next level? Run your own business? You should consider a career as a Professional Photographer.

During our eight month Professional Photography program you will explore various photography styles, lighting and the latest in digital technology. And, to prepare you for your career as a professional photographer, you will create your personal brand, including a portfolio, marketing materials, business cards, and social media presence.

Join us for a free information session at RRC to learn more about the Professional Photography program and career paths in this entrepreneurial field.

Date: November 22
Location: FM65 – 2055 Notre Dame Avenue, Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg MB
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm

For more information, visit rrc.ca/pho or email cde@rrc.ca

Info Session: Property and Casualty Insurance

November 1, 2017

Are you a problem-solver? Analytical with strong communication skills? You should consider a career in Insurance.

Our Property and Casualty Insurance program will help you gain the skills required for careers in insurance. You will develop the fundamental skills required for general insurance client interactions in brokerage, claims adjusting and underwriting environments.

Join us for a free information session at RRC to learn more about the Property and Casualty Insurance program, careers paths and incomes in this exciting field.

Date: December 7
Location: P107 – 160 Princess Street, Exchange District Campus, Winnipeg MB
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm

For more information, visit rrc.ca/pci or email cde@rrc.ca

Curl power: Project Management grad stages event to celebrate natural hairstyles

October 25, 2017

Shondell Babb

Shondell Babb dares to wear her natural hair, and now she’s encouraging others to embrace their curls, too.

Babb, of Thiah Management and Consulting, has partnered with Black Space Winnipeg to present the Naturally Gorgeous – Curly Hair Event at the Norwood Hotel this Sun., Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.

Babb says there is a lack of awareness amongst women with Afro-textured hair — as well as hair stylists and hair-product vendors — regarding how best to deal with the kinks in their hair.

“In mixed race, black and Afro-Canadian people with really curly hair, there’s a natural hair movement — away from chemicals or putting a weave in or wig on,” says Babb, who graduated from Red River College’s Project Management certificate program in 2010.

“Culturally, when we look at magazines or TV, a lot of times our hair isn’t represented and it’s also very politicized. I’m doing [the event] because a lot of women are natural, but if you grew up relaxing your hair and then you go natural you’re dealing with really kinky, curly hair, and you basically don’t know what you’re doing.

“You know the inside spring on a pen? That’s my curl. I used to relax my hair and then I let my hair grow out and I’m dealing with the inside coil of a pen, every single one of my hairs grows out like that. It’s like, ‘How do I manage this?’ Read More →

Y2K for a project management instructor

September 29, 2017

Amanda Simpson, Program Manager of IT and Professional Studies, and Steve Thompson, 2017 Teaching Excellence Award winner

Steve Thompson has been a Project Management instructor (in IT and Professional Studies) for the last 12 years, and has been instrumental in the development of the Project Management Fundamentals course content.

As of this term, he has now taught 2,000 students in the Project Management Fundamentals course alone.

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