Co-operative education helps build rewarding partnerships between RRC Polytech and industry – employers benefit from enthusiastic, skilled workers who are ready to contribute, while students gain practical work experience.
Co-operative education rewards your business by:
Co-op students can help your business, as they:
Co-operative education work placements must be developed and/or approved as suitable learning situations by the College, and the student’s progress on the job must be supervised by the employer, monitored by the College and evaluated by both the employer and the College.
Work placements must provide students with an opportunity to further develop their skills related to their academic discipline. It is essential that the employer provide supervision to the student throughout the work term and evaluate the student at the end of the work term.
Students are paid by the employer during the work term and the wage paid to the student should be the entry-level wage for the position and in no case can it be less than minimum wage. Each placement must be a full time term position.
Find out about the Paid Work Experience Tax Credit in Manitoba and how to process a claim.
The Student Work Placement program (SWPP) gives post-secondary students in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and business programs across Canada paid work experience related to their field of study. Through the program, employers can apply for wage subsidies to help them hire post-secondary students across Canada. Each partner may have different criteria but the value of the subsidy is constant.
Apply for wage subsidies through one of the following Employer Delivery Partners:
RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.
We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.