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Business Administration Information Sessions- April 12, 2017

March 21, 2017 • Written by

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If you’ve ever thought about working in marketing, human resources, financial services or accounting — or you aspire to be Manitoba’s next top entrepreneur — Red River College’s Business Administration program offers the resources you need for a successful career.

Apply your skills after just two years, or transfer your credits to complete a degree. At Red River College, we have unmatched connections to industry — and that’s just one of the many reasons why our grads get hired.

Join us at a free Business Administration program info session.

  • Wednesday, April 12, 1-3pm or 6-8pm
  • Green Lecture Theatre- 2055 Notre Dame Ave
  • For more information please contact David Thomas dthomas@rrc.ca

Rotary Career Symposium 2017

March 10, 2017 • Written by

Created to showcase leading industries, employment and educational opportunities in Manitoba and beyond, the Rotary Career Symposium is a unique event to help expand your career possibilities! From Aerospace to Law, Trades to Government, Hospitality to Technology, more than 185 Exhibit booths and 30 speaker sessions are included in the two-day event. Featuring both business and educational leaders to help you to update your career profile, it’s the largest and most comprehensive event of its kind in Canada. Don’t miss out!

Admission

The Career Symposium is open to all Grade 9-12 students, career seekers, and the general public from March 14-16, 2017.

Reasons to attend the Rotary Career Symposium

Over 10,000 people attend the Symposium each year.
The show floor hosts over 185 exhibitor booths.
There are 30 speakers sessions providing “A Day In The Life” career insights.

Event Info

March 14th, 2017
(6pm – 8pm)
March 15th, 2017
(9am – 3pm)
March 16, 2017
(9am – 3pm)

RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
375 York Avenue

Library Information Technology Information Session

January 24, 2017 • Written by

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Red River College is pleased to announce that the Library and Information Technology program will be hosting an information session on the evening of Tuesday, February 7. This two-year diploma program is an excellent fit for people who enjoy working with technology and the public, and who love to read.

The session will be held at 160 Princess St., in Room A104, and will run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

For more information about the evening please reach out to the program coordinator, Kelly Stifora, by phone at 204.949.8517 or email rstifora@RRC.ca.

Information Session: Business Information Technology and Business Technology Management

January 18, 2017 • Written by

 

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Attend an information session about Red River College’s Business Information Technology and Business Technology Management programs.

The information sessions are being held at our Exchange District Campus located at 160 Princess St. For parking, you will find metered parking around the campus. There’s no need to register for these sessions, please just show up. Here are the dates, times and room number of the upcoming sessions;

Tuesday January 31, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in room P107

Tuesday February 14, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in room P107

If you have any questions please contact Steve Lawrence at slawrence@RRC.ca or by calling 204-949-8395.

 

Applying Online to RRC

June 1, 2016 • Written by

roblinAre you about to apply to a Red River College program? Consider the online application process. Here are some convincing reasons to choose the internet instead of paper:

-Faster submission and processing times
-You receive acknowledgement within moments of submitting it
-You can work on your application over several sessions
-If your program has a waitlist, the initial date of application determines your waitlist position. This is a distinct advantage over mailed-in applications
-You get an online account. This account can let you:
-Upload admission requirement documents (some programs)
-Check the status of your required admission documents
-View your submitted online application
-Update your personal information
-Request information about College services
-View and register for College events

To initiate an online application, go to the program’s Overview page. In the left-hand menu, you will see a link called “Dates and Fees”. Click on it, and you will then see the next available date(s) on which the program will be running. You will also see if it operates on more than one campus. Next to the date(s), you will see an “Apply Now” link. Clicking there will take you to the Account Set-Up page, and then to the application. Within minutes you will have an active application!

Once submitted, you can rely on quick and timely communication that will keep you updated on the status of your application.

Questions? Contact us at advisor@rrc.ca before you apply.

Upcoming Information Sessions: Business Information Technology, and Business Technology Management

May 26, 2016 • Written by

BITJoin us at one of our upcoming information session exploring RRC’s Business Information Technology, Introduction to Business Information Technology and Business Technology Management programs.

  • Tuesday, June 7, 1:30-3:30pm, Room A104.
  • Tuesday, June 28, 1:30-3:30pm, Room P107.

Both information sessions will be taking place at Red River College’s Roblin Centre located at 160 Princess Street.

RSVP: Steve Lawrence at 204.949.8395 or slawrence@rrc.ca

 

Skilled Trades at RRC

May 17, 2016 • Written by

PE CarpentryRed River College is a proud partner and supporter of apprenticeship training in Manitoba. In this blog post, we will focus on three RRC pre-employment trades programs – Carpentry, Electrical, and Plumbing – to explain how starting at RRC can set you on a path to earning a Red Seal, emblematic of having mastered your chosen trade.

What is a pre-employment trades program?
A pre-employment trades program is a short-term certificate program, focused on providing the student with a base of skills that will enable him or her to secure a Level 1 Apprenticeship in their chosen trade. While these programs are not mandatory for entering a trade, industry leaders have indicated they would much prefer to hire someone with a base of skill over someone with no skill at all.

What are the entrance requirements?
For Regular Admission, applicants must have completed, or be completing, a high school diploma that includes English, Math, and Science. Please consult the specific requirements in each program to determine the exact credits required.

What will I learn in a pre-employment trades program?
In all three of the programs highlighted, students will attend RRC full-time for five months. In that time the students will learn applied math, science, and communications, and they will spend significant time in training labs, learning and performing a range of hands-on activities. In Carpentry, for example, students will spend time learning how to operate a variety of hand tools related to construction.

What have I gained at the conclusion of a pre-employment trades program?
Upon completion, students will have earned a certificate from RRC. More importantly, they will have gained a base of industry-relevant skills designed to qualify them for employment as a Level 1 Apprentice in their chosen trade. Depending on how well the student performed, credit transfer into their apprenticeship might be possible. This could potentially speed up their time to completion.

What happens once I become an apprentice?
In these highlighted trades, apprentices will work through four levels toward earning a Red Seal, the top credential in their trade. Apprentices spend 1800 hours on the job in each level, with short stints in school to acquire relevant math, science, and communication knowledge as they progress.

Want to learn more? To find out more about pre-employment trades programs at RRC, contact us at advisor@rrc.ca. To learn more about apprenticeship opportunities in this province, contact Apprenticeship Manitoba at apprenticeship@gov.mb.ca.

Financing Your Education

April 25, 2016 • Written by

BIT studentsPursuing a post-secondary education can be one of the most rewarding (and most expensive) decisions made in your lifetime. For many students, part-time and summer jobs are not enough to cover costs such as tuition, books, and possibly room and board. Fortunately, there are options out there to consider. Here are a few:

Student Loans

Manitoba Student Aid (MSA) is a government agency that provides supplemental financial aid to eligible post-secondary students. While applicants must demonstrate an ability to contribute money of their own toward their education, MSA can supplement this sum with Manitoba and Canada Student Loans.

If you plan to attend classes this year, you may apply for a loan on or after June 1. Applicants are encouraged to complete an online application, as close to the opening date as possible. Why? MSA will need up to 12 weeks to fully process your loan application and have the funds on their way. Applying online greatly reduces the possibility of delays in the processing time.

For more information, utilize these two informative links:

MSA’s Home Page: www.manitobastudentaid.ca

MSA’s Countdown Calendar:

http://www.gov.mb.ca/educate/sfa/pdf/countdown_calendar.pdf

Awards and Scholarships

The College offers a wide array of awards and scholarships. Selection criteria vary, and can be based on academic achievement, financial need, and more. Unlike a student loan, awards and scholarships are not re-payable.

Go onto www.rrc.ca and invest some time reading up on awards and scholarships. Within the menu for each program, you will find an Awards and Scholarships link. Clicking on it takes you to a comprehensive list of awards and scholarships, of which some are general, and others program-specific. While it can be a time-consuming effort, you might find yourself on the receiving end of hundreds, or even thousands of dollars. What are you waiting for?

Aside from the College’s awards and scholarships, consider widening your search by going to www.scholarshipscanada.ca.

Other Resources

A Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) is a type of savings account where the funds must be directed to post-secondary studies. If you have one, it was probably established by your parents at an earlier age. Many of these plans require you to provide proof you are enrolled in order to release the funds.

A student line of credit is offered by many banks and credit unions in Canada. These should be researched carefully so that the consequences of drawing from it (interest, repayment terms) are fully understood from the outset.

Eligible students might receive a sponsorship from an agency or association. For example, the Manitoba Metis Federation provides funding to eligible students attending post-secondary studies.

Any questions? Please direct them to advisor@rrc.ca.

Business Administration Information Session May 11, 2016

April 25, 2016 • Written by

BusinessIf you’ve ever thought about working in marketing, human resources, financial services or accounting — or you aspire to be Manitoba’s next top entrepreneur — Red River College’s Business Administration program offers the resources you need for a successful career.

Apply your skills after just two years, or transfer your credits to complete a degree. At Red River College, we have unmatched connections to industry — and that’s just one of the many reasons why our grads get hired.

Join us at a free Business Administration program info session.

  • Wednesday, May 11, 12-1pm
  • P107- 160 Princess Street
  • For more information please contact Lisa Jamieson at ljamieson@rrc.ca
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