Teacher Ed Grad finds opportunity at skills Competitions

June 6, 2017 • Written by

Kaleigh Henrikson and her students at Steinbach Regional Secondary School recently had a tremendously successful experience at the Provincial and National Skills Competitions, both of which took place here in Winnipeg.

The Provincial Competition for Software Applications took place on April 13, 2017 at the Red River College Roblin Street Campus.  Kaleigh was able to bring three students who trained with her for many hours outside of class (and independently on weekends!) to achieve the level they felt was required to succeed at this event. And succeed they did.  All three students, Felina, Jana and Lia spend the day creating presentations, databases and documents using MS Office software.  In addition to being a high school Business Teacher, Kaleigh enjoys success as a high-level Amateur Hockey Coach.  Kaleigh was surprised at how much her knowledge of sports psychology could help prepare her students for future competitions.  Waiting to hear the final results during the presentation ceremonies was as nerve racking as the final moments of a gold medal hockey game!  When it was announced that Jana had placed 3rd and Lia had placed first, the entire Steinbach group was thrilled with their success.

This Skills Competition was about more than just software applications.  Lia expressed that through the process she “learned to work independently and it helped her increase her problem solving skills”. She also said that because you’re in a competition she felt that she pushed herself even more than she typically does in class. She wasn’t able to ask for help as a last resort like she does in class, it was all on her and gave a more “real life” feel to her work.

The National Skills Competition took place on May 29th and 30th at the RBC Convention Centre here in Winnipeg.  while Lia did not place during this event, as a grade 11 student, she says loved the experience and will use it to participate next year.  Kaleigh thinks that the best part of the day was hearing how Lia was having fun the whole time.  Now that’s what teaching is all about! Authentic learning, community connections and deeper thinking.  Congratulations to Lia, Felina and Jana for all their hard work, and thank you to Kaleigh for giving her students a way to succeed.

Steinbach student, Lia, wins the Gold Medal at the Provincial Skills Competition.

Steinbach student, Lia, wins the Gold Medal at the Provincial Skills Competition.

Teacher Ed Grads making big impact at Steinbach Regional

April 21, 2017 • Written by


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L-R Maddison Tokar-Wolff, Kaleigh Henrikson, James Gibson, Josh Pruden, Mitch Proctor.

Graduates of the Red River Teacher Education are bringing their innovative lesson ideas into the classrooms at Steinbach Regional Secondary School.  Five of our recent grads are currently employed at this Comprehensive school.  Overall, about 20 RRC grads are contributing to the technical Vocational, Industrial Arts and Business programs, including Vice Principal James Gibson .  See the link below to read the full story.

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RRC/UofW Joint Bachelor of Education Info Night 2017

January 16, 2017 • Written by

RRC/UofW Joint B.Ed. Program Information Night

When: On February 1, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where: Room A137 on the Notre Dame Campus.

The Teacher Education department at Red River College is hosting an Information Night for prospective students interested in the Business Education, Industrial Arts and Technical Vocational Teacher Education programs.

Learn about the five-year Integrated, three-year After Degree and one-year Accelerated degree programs that are delivered jointly with The University of Winnipeg. Meet in A-137

Tour Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus, meet current faculty, and learn about how the program prepares students for certified career paths in Manitoba’s middle and secondary schools. We will provide detailed program information and details on how to apply.

Everyone is welcome.

For more information contact Daryl McRae, Academic Coordinator, at 204-632-3765 or  or Monique Pishak at 204-632-2300

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Teacher Education Participates in Career Fair

October 5, 2016 • Written by
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Teacher Education Booth, Arborg Career Fair

On September 27, a representative from the Bachelor of Business and Technology – Teacher Education program met with 600 students from grades 7 – 12. The Arborg Career Fair was a great way to promote the program and meet individuals who may one day become the next graduate from The Teacher Education program! Thanks to Justin Pasosky from Teacher Education for taking the time to pass on his experiences. Reminder to applicants for the 2017 enrollment: get your application in by December 1 to be considered for awards and scholarships. Spots are limited to 15 students!




Interested in Teaching at a Manitoba public school?

May 25, 2016 • Written by

Space is still available in the Joint Bachelor of Education programs at Red River College and the University of Winnipeg. 

Interested in teaching Business and Technology courses such as accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, management, website design, digital photography/video, animation and other productivity software?  This program begins August 29th, 2016

Perhaps you would like a major in Industrial Arts Technology teaching construction, manufacturing, electronics, graphics arts, woodworking, drafting, photography and many other applied technologies? This program begins August 29th, 2016

Are you a Red Seal journeyperson?  You could have a career as a Technical Vocational  teacher in many of the trades areas taught within Manitoba high schools. This program begins August 15th, 2016

Applications will be accepted up to June 30th, 2016 for August start dates.  For more information contact the Teacher Education office at Red River College by calling 204-632-2300 or 204-632-2222.


Manitoba Teachers’ Society Bursary Recipients

May 6, 2016 • Written by

Congratulations Jessica & Charlene!

RRC MTS Awards 2016Kurt Proctor, Neil Cooke, Jessica Lister, Charlene Turcotte, Roland Stankevicius

Red River College Teacher Education students, Jessica Lister and Charlene Turcotte, were recognized as 2016 Manitoba Teachers’ Society Bursary recipients. Roland Stankevicius from Manitoba Teachers’ Society made the presentation at the Annual Coop Teacher Appreciation Dinner on May 5th, 2016.

First Year Student Orientation 2016-17

May 3, 2016 • Written by

First Year Orientation for RRC/U of W Joint Program

9:00 am, May 19, 2016
Building “F” Room 203

Students entering Industrial Arts and Business Technology Integrated and After-degree Programs should attend.

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