Our graduates have found positions as administrative assistants or office clerks in businesses, private and public corporations, and government departments.
The annual salary in Manitoba for entry-level administrative assistant positions ranges from $22,750 to $54,254. (wage data taken from: jobbank.gc.ca)
Here are a few stories from our grads.
Brown completed the 17-week Administrative Assistant program in 2014. After building up her experience with a real estate firm and in the Winnipeg school division system, she joined RRC’s School of Continuing Education in 2017 as a Customer Service Representative (CSR).
“It is kind of funny to be back at Red River,” Brown says. “I certainly didn’t expect it or plan it.”
Frida Sibal is proof positive that it’s never too late to realize your dreams. Eight years after arriving in Canada from the Philippines, and nearly 30 years after her last stint as a full-time student, Sibal enrolled in the Administrative Assistant program.
“It was finally the change I was looking for in Canada, deciding to go back to school and choosing Red River College,” says the 49-year-old graduate. “There is room for success for people my age.”
Ahrben Tumambing was never certain what he wanted to do. The Red River College graduate went to university after high school, and from there worked a string of what he describes as unfulfilling jobs.
Because Tumambing didn’t want to spend more time in school than necessary, it was then he decided to take the six-month Administrative Assistant program at the College.
“It just opened up a whole new set of doors for me. I’m glad to be able to use the skills that I’ve got.”
After a successful career as a teacher, Willa Klyne decided it was time to go back to school.
In June 2016, Klyne wrapped up 29 years of teaching in Frontier School Division. Not really the retiring type, she enrolled in the Administrative Assistant program, completing the 17-week certificate program in December 2016.
“I’d like to have two or three careers in my lifetime. My plan is to work full-time until I’m 65 and then I’ll decide if I want to continue … or go down to part-time. But I don’t want my working career to be one thing. I can’t imagine sticking with one type of job for my entire lifetime. There are new things to learn and new experiences to have. “