Co-op Education

Full Stack Web Development


Work Integrated learning (WIL) plays an integral role in Red River College Polytechnic’s strategic plan, and is the final component of the Full Stack Web Development curriculum

WIL opportunities include co-operative education and industry projects, which provide the students with practical, hands-on experience in their field of study. Through WIL, RRC Polytech students apply their classroom learning to real-world situations, build their professional networks, and develop the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the workplace. 

Benefits of Work Integrated Learning Partnerships

  • Access to fresh talent: Employers access a pool of talented and motivated students who are eager to learn and gain practical experience in Full Stack Development
  • Cost-effective solution: Employers get to meet their short-term staffing needs, at a reduced recruitment and training cost
  • Reduced onboarding time: Co-op students are already familiar with the latest technologies and tools, which means they require less onboarding and training time compared to new full-time employees
  • Increased productivity: Full Stack students can work on projects that are not critical to the business, allowing full-time employees to focus on mission-critical tasks.
  • Long-term recruitment potential: As the Co-op term for the Full Stack Web Development students is the final step in their educational path at RRC. Interested Employers will have the opportunity to evaluate the co-op student’s performance and potential before making a full-time job offer. 
  • Tax Credits: Employers participating in the Full Stack Web Development Co-op are eligible for Manitoba Provincial Tax credit of up to $5,000 for a co-op student and $2,500 for hiring a co-op graduate.

What The Students Offer

  • Technical Skills: The Full Stack program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in both front-end and back-end web development, as well as experience working on full-stack web development projects.
  • Fresh Perspectives: Students often bring unique energy and enthusiasm to the workplace that can help drive innovation and motivation.
  • Current Knowledge: The Students are up-to-date with the latest technology and trends. They are in constant communication with their instructors and other pioneers in the field
  • Adaptability and flexibility: Whether in a co-op placement or an industry project, students are able to work in different settings and take on new challenges.
  • Willingness to learn: Students are always eager to learn and are willing to take on new tasks and responsibilities.
  • Work Integrated learning Workshops: Students take part in Work Integrated learning workshops offered by Red River College. In these workshops, the students learn various skills related to the employer expectations and how to navigate the organizational culture.

Participating in Co-operative Education

  • Employer/College/student partnership
  • Terms integrate academic learning with related, paid work experience
  • 16-week work terms 
  • Employers commit to professional and personal growth of future industry leaders
  • Employer provides supervision, mentorship, and feedback to student
  • Employer provides job description outlining expectations of student
  • Hours are scheduled to suit employer needs
  • Employers participate in a mid-term site visit with the student and College
  • Employer provides evaluations of student performance for final assessment
  • WIL coordinator available to support student and employer throughout the process

Additional Information

Full Stack Web Development offers employers the opportunity to register their employees for a part time course.

There is also a part-time Full Stack Web Development program which offers employers the opportunity to register their employees for individual courses.

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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.

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