Province announces Summer Student Recovery Plan
The Manitoba government has launched a new wage subsidy program to support high school and post-secondary students. The Summer Student Recovery Plan:
- will make up to $120 million available for employers to access a $7 per hour wage subsidy, up to a maximum of $5,000 per student
- is open to Manitoba students aged 15 to 29
- covers an employment period from May 1 to September 4
Employers must place students in jobs that can be accommodated under current public health orders and be able to adapt to recommendations provided by public health officials over the summer. For the first two weeks of the program, priority will be given to employers who do not qualify for the various federal government assistance programs.
In addition to the subsidy program, Manitoba recently announced that it is deferring payments on student loans which will assist post-secondary students who are affected by the economic impact of COVID-19.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Red River College’s trades and technologies programs have had to come up with new strategies for helping their students achieve learning objectives. For programs that relied heavily on hands-on, applied learning, that meant being resourceful and finding creative ways of teaching remotely.
Indigenous Student Supports is hitting the road
Indigenous Student Supports has always been rooted in a physical space where students can smudge, access supports, and build community. Maria Morrison, Director, Indigenous Student Supports & Community Relations, tells us how her team is adapting to support Indigenous students and keep their connection to culture strong during this time.
Films honouring Indigenous themes
To celebrate National Canadian Film Day, which took place April 22, the Library has put together a selection of streaming videos that are Canadian productions and honour Indigenous themes.
Mindfulness during COVID-19
Mindfulness is a way for us to mentally step away from the stress of our new daily routines. Today’s post on the Academic Success Centre’s student blog shows us how mindfulness can help us take care of ourselves during challenging times.
Level up as an #RRChomechef – try out mixology! RRC instructor Blair Mineault is making our Friday night a little more fun with three classic cocktail recipes. Learn the art of mixology with Blair’s step-by-step cocktail progression and enjoy your very own at-home happy hour.