Partnership to help Red River College students gain work experience through wage subsidy program

February 7, 2018 • Written by

ITAC Career Ready LogoOriginally published, February 5, 2018, in RRC’s College and Public Relations email newsletter.

Students in Red River College’s Applied Computer Education Department will gain an important first step into their new career, thanks to a new partnership with Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Talent.

Through the ITAC Talent Career Ready program, eligible companies in the ACE Project Space and Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning (CEWIL) ACE Partners will receive a wage subsidy for a students’ work placement, which allows the companies to hire a driven employee who can apply cutting edge techniques and knowledge learned at RRC. The students in turn will gain valuable hands-on experience in the emerging digital economy. Read More →

Congratulations CAP, IST, BIT on 50th Anniversary!

January 17, 2018 • Written by

This year the Business Information Technology (BIT) program is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! When the program started in 1968 it was named the Computer Analyst/Programmer program or simply the CAP program as it was widely known. CAP started with tuition fees of $100 for each 5 month term, punch cards, a physical education class and computers that filled an entire room. Years later the program introduced the personal computer, new programming concepts, and a 6 week unpaid practicum. Read More →

Chekkit, an ACE Project Space Success Story

January 10, 2018 • Written by
Photo of Chekkit's Lee Klimpke, Daniel Fayle and Emily Franz-Lien

Chekkit’s Lee Klimpke, Daniel Fayle and Emily Franz-Lien, at RRC’s ACE Project Space.

Chekkit have been ‘Entrepreneurs In Residence’ here at the ACE Project space since early 2017 and have been working with students from our Applied Computer Education department’s Business Information Technology program.

Chekkit Wifi Marketing and Analytics is the brainchild of Daniel Fayle, Myles Hiebert, Lee Klimpke and Emily Franz-Lien, whose aim is to help businesses build loyalty programs through Wi-Fi login pages and text messages. Read More →

Speak Easy

January 8, 2018 • Written by

Speak Easy is a student-sponsored project that ran this past Industry Project term. It is a social networking system designed to disrupt the election industry. Disruptive technologies are those that create a virtual market place by providing better communications between buyers and sellers within the industry. Elections are market places where voters shop for a candidates. Technology can be used to find efficiencies in the election industry just as they would any market place where a free market transaction is occurring. Read More →

Willy Lai and his UX Workshop World Tour

January 5, 2018 • Written by

Coming up on January 18-19, 2018: Red River College and North Forge are very excited to present Willy Lai’s two-day UX (User Experience) workshop in the ACE Project Space.

This will be the only Canadian stop on Willy Lai’s UX Workshop World Tour, where participants will learn through hands-on exercises, lectures, and class discussions. This workshop is intended for both non-designers and design to learn from award-winning experience designer, Willy Lai.

Please read more and find registration details on North Forge’s site:

There are only a few spots left!

Upcoming Webinar: Propel Your Business Idea – Connecting Students with Start-Ups

December 4, 2017 • Written by

UPDATE: Please note that since the original posting, the dates have been revised to January 25 and February 15 instead of December 18 and January 15.

Are You?

• An entrepreneur or a small organization with a great idea and need assistance and
resources to turn your idea into reality?
• Looking for talent with ICT and workplace-ready skills?


Learn about the ACE Project Space and the ITAC Career Ready Program

The ACE Project Space helps entrepreneurs at the early stages of their business development and community partners reach their goals and have long-term success by working together, sharing experiences, and experimenting with new ideas. Community partners and entrepreneurs can also get advice on business decisions and discuss success strategies. The ACE Project Space is a safe environment for entrepreneurs, industry leaders, community organizations, and students to work together and have a chance to make a difference in their community. Read More →

Resources in the ACE Project Space

November 10, 2017 • Written by

Did you know …

The ACE Project Space not only helps to develop solutions for Entrepreneurs in Residence, there are also a number of resources available in our front office at 321 McDermot Avenue, 5th floor:

  • NSERC: Available Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
  • NRC IRAP: Available half-days on Wednesdays, call for available hours.
  • CRA SR&ED: Available every second Thursday (Nov 16, 23 and Dec 7, 14) call for available hours.

What exactly are these organizations able to provide? Read More →

NMM Lunch & Learn: Machine Learning Techniques

October 31, 2017 • Written by
Haider Presenting Machine Learning

Haider Presenting on Machine Learning

Launching the New Media Manitoba (NMM) Lunch & Learn series this year, our Applied Computer Education (ACE) department chair, Haider Al-Saidi, delivered a compelling presentation on Machine Learning Techniques.

The slide deck is now available to view via Read More →

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