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services, as well as their career fast-track program,
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Attention Civil and Construction Management Students,
Have some of you recently secured a co-op position that requires completion of the ACI Level 1 Concrete Field Testing Technician course?
Please sign up as soon as possible, as space is limited.
The course will run in the CARSI Lab from May 1st to May 4th, 2017.
The cost is $420.00 CDN payable now or on the first day the class. Registration Forms are available in the Civil Co-op office (Room A1-28).
The 16th Annual Holiday Harvest came to an end on Friday, December 11, 2016.
We had a record breaking year with the donations, thanks to the time and commitment from all students and staff members. (Clap! Clap! Clap!) Your influence and support makes a tremendous difference. As students, you’ve gained more than just a chance of winning a free breakfast. You just helped to build a sense of responsibility to help your community, and you worked together for a collective cause. You should be proud of your amazing accomplishment!
As mentioned previously, the academic classes who bring in the most donated goods are awarded with a delicious breakfast, along with the chair and dean.
This year, the winning classes are:
First Year – C4
Second Year – Municipal
Third Year – ***CMD***
Fourth Year – CMD
***CMD Third Year Students earned a breakfast because of their ingenious strategy. They managed to collect over $1200.00 in donations.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU goes out to:
• All of the students who so generously donated hamper items
• Robin for calling the Salvation Army for the Holiday Harvest families,
• Louise for collecting and tabulating the donations,
• Cody, Dylan, Denis, Margaret, Val, Louise, Patricia and NIcky for organizing the food hamper donations,
• Louise and Patricia for purchasing last minute perishables and missing gifts,
• Margaret and Carrol for letting us use their office space to store gifts and food items during the first half of December,
• Denis and Dylan for delivering the baskets to the families on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. The hampers were well received, and the families showed great appreciation.
Denis and Dylan were also sent off with warm hugs and best wishes, and the families asked them to pass on their gratitude to everyone involved in this act of kindness.
THANK YOU ALL FOR ANOTHER GENEROUS YEAR OF DONATING TO THOSE THAT ARE LESS FORTUNATE.
Here’s wishing each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!
“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”
– Maya Angelou
As we know, we live, work and learn in a very global society and to truly be successful today, students need to develop and/or enhance their intercultural competencies. Our current and future students need to be able to interact effectively and appropriately with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and have the ability to recognize, acknowledge, respect and incorporate an understanding of world views and their impact on relationships.
Aligned with these principles, Diversity and Intercultural Services offers two programs I would like to highlight:
A one-on-one partnership between a Canadian-raised student (local mentor) and an immigrant/international student (global mentor).
To obtain additional information or to sign up for the IMP please visit: www.rrc.ca/imp – please note the sign up deadline for this term is September 17, 2015!
A great opportunity to promote diversity, challenge stereotypes and help build a socially involved and responsible campus, workplace and society!
To obtain additional information or to sign up please visit: www.rrc.ca/soyb
GIVE. GAIN. GROW. BE A MENTOR
Field trips and guest speakers have always made students young and old excited about a class. That’s no different in college. We have had many people from industry partner with the Civil Engineering Technology department in varied ways. We have had many past graduates speak to our first year students to help guide them through the maze of programs to choose from. We have had industry experts come to classes and lunch ‘n learns to share new ideas or to confirm the lessons in the classroom about construction, environment, and management. And we have had others provide jobsite tours to classes. All of these have had significant impacts on the students. The students return to class with renewed energy as to why they are in their program and they have a better idea of whether they should be in the office or the jobsite.
Here are some of the comments made by the students.
“I have quite a bit of background in construction but it was a very informative tour and I learned a lot. I think it is a great course in the A/E program to allow students to visit various job sites and learn what is going on. Our tour guide was very helpful and was good at answering our questions. I look forward to visiting many other job sites.”
“This is my first site visit in the construction field. I have five years’ experience doing drafting job. But I never get any chance to go to job site. This job site visit make me little confident regarding the construction. Now I can relate theoretical drafting and practical construction.”
“I don’t have any construction background prior to coming to Red River so getting to see a project start and finish is quiet interesting to me.”
“I enjoyed this site visit simply because it was my first time being in a real construction job site. It was interesting to see how interior wall assembly’s support systems are made. It was also interesting to hear what the site supervisor had to say about the project and how concerned he was about creating a safe environment.”
“I have been on site trips during my previous course in BC but they were mostly residential single family dwellings and no one from the company doing the construction gave us a tour. Having someone from the company that is in charge of the project gives you a better understanding of what is actually occurring on site at that stage of construction and the reasons behind certain aspects of the structure.”
“Being on an ongoing jobsite was very interesting. I learned a lot of things compared to sitting in class and listening rather than being on a real construction project and being observant. This experience helped me pursue my current program even more.”
There are so many to acknowledge and we will focus on the tour guides this time. Over the years, we have visited sites of most of the builders. If I should miss a few, I truly apologize. It takes a lot to provide the tours and the time and energy involved does not go unnoticed. The ability to take the hour or two for the tours can be challenge. And over the years with the safety protocols increasing, it has not waivered the enthusiasm to have the students come on site. We thank you all very much.
Past Tour Providers (click on the name to link to their website)
2014 Tour Providers (click on the name to link to their website)
Thank you to all of you.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin, statesman, inventor, writer
This can be confusing for many graduates. For the graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology department, there many reasons for it. The Construction Management degree students actually did not have an official set of letters specified for their degree. The Civil Engineering Technology diploma students have a department acronym the same as their main credentialing association’s credential, CET.
Construction Management Graduates
It became official this week that your credential upon graduation is BTech (Const Mgmt). You are able to add that to your resume, business cards, email signoff, and fancy official letterhead once you have your parchment. For those unaware, the Construction Management degree program is a Bachelor of technology program with a major focus on construction management, hence, the credential, BTech.
Civil Engineering Technology Graduates (3 year diploma programs)
Many have mistaken CET to represent graduation from the Civil Eng Tech department but, in fact, that is not correct. CET represents recognition and membership to the Certified Technologist and Technicians Association of Manitoba (CTTAM). Graduates are granted the credential of CET after meeting the criteria set by CTTAM. The criteria includes CTTAM membership, graduation from an accredited post-secondary program, successfully completing an ethics exam, and having a minimum of two years of work experience in your field of study and at a technologist level. For more information on the CTTAM certification criteria, you can visit the CTTAM site, http://www.cttam.com/site/certification?nav=02 .