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Innovation doesn’t go on summer vacation

July 15, 2020

Big things are happening this summer at Red River College. Like you, we’ve had to adjust to significant changes over the last several months and introduce a few changes of our own – but we’ve been inspired by the creative ways the RRC community has tackled challenge after challenge due to COVID-19. While this situation is far from over, we know our students, staff, and alumni will continue to rise and remain strong.

Now is the perfect time for professional development

Summer is a great time to update your skills, learn something new, or turn that side project into your main passion. Throughout the pandemic, RRC has remained open for business – and that hasn’t changed! Check out RRC’s catalogue of online part-time and full-time courses and programs to kick-start your summer education.

Learn to launch your side business in 12 weeks

Red River College has partnered with The Maker’s Collective to offer Manitoba Side Hustles 101, a 12-week online course that equips aspiring and emerging Manitoba side business entrepreneurs with the skills, tools, mindsets and community support needed to move from idea to a successful business launch.

The course runs Thursdays starting July 23 and includes expert-led training sessions, including guest speakers who have walked the walk. Learns the ins and outs of generating a new stream of income, especially during this time of uncertainty.

There are only 100 seats and alumni can use the promo code RRCALUM to receive a special 10% discount. Register here.

Summer youth camps with a twist

New Red River College art and animation summer camps are available and they are fully online. The camps are centred on technology, art and creativity that 10- to 18-year-olds will love. Instruction takes place live, online by a local instructor who specializes in teaching kids digital art.

This summer, give yourself a break and provide your kids with a fun, educational experience that they’ll remember! Learn more about which camps are running this summer and how to register.


How your support impacts Red River College

Our alumni and donor community generously contributes to innovation and growth at Red River College, and this support has an impact for generations to come. Here are a few ‘good news’ stories from our community:

  • For employees at Dillon Consulting Limited, a desire to enrich the student experience at RRC led to a recent donation to the College’s general fund. Dillon’s Winnipeg office employs 12 RRC grads, all of whom have maintained a close connection to the College by participating in student information sessions, classroom presentations, projects with partner organizations and sitting on advisory committees. We’re grateful for this donation and continued support! Read more here.
  • Red River College’s Innovation Centre has reached new heights as the 100,000 square-foot building’s roofline has been installed. Akman Construction has completed the superstructure of the four-storey space, which is set to open in 2021 and will be a hub for business, technology and creative arts programs. You can learn more about the building’s progress here.
  • Earlier this spring, faculty at Red River College stepped up to help produce ‘ear savers’ for Manitoba’s frontline workers. Ear savers are plastic adapters worn at the back of the head to hold medical masks in place and eliminate strain, irritation and blisters caused by elastic straps. Rob Ataman, Serge Broeska, Jesse Jamison and Nino Caldarola — all instructors in RRC’s Mechanical Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Technician programs — each volunteered to bring home one of the College’s four 3D printers, which are capable of producing the pieces. Read more about this story here.

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