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Technical Vocational Teacher Education

Help inspire tomorrow’s innovators and prepare students for the future of work.

Build the skills you need to create safe, engaging learning spaces and start your career as a technical-vocational teacher.

Students must enter this program with a trade credential associated with a Manitoba Education Technical-Vocational curriculum area.

The Technical Vocational Teacher Education program develops the practical planning, communication and technical skills required to teach designated and non-designated trades in high schools across Manitoba.

In this program, you will learn to plan, deliver and assess courses using Manitoba’s technical-vocational education curriculum and safely organize and manage lab/shop settings. You’ll also complete a student teaching practicum to help build practical skills and prepare for a successful career as a teacher.

Diploma: Graduates of the program will earn a diploma in Technical Vocational Teacher Education.

Degree: Graduates can continue their training through a joint program with a partner university to earn a Bachelor of Education degree.

  • Program Type
    Full-time and part-time options
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • Annual Intake
    Fall
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    1 year
  • Program Type
    Full-time and part-time options
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • Annual Intakes
    Year-round registration available
  • Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Regular admission
  • Program Length
    Variable

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

Part-time Delivery: Flex Ed Benefits

Flexible education is at the core of RRC Polytech’s part-time programming. Take advantage of a wide variety of programs, courses, seminars and workshops that help you quickly get the skills you need, when and where you need them.

In this program, you will develop advanced applied-learning and student-centred instructional skills. You’ll learn to prepare lessons, assess student work and plan courses. You’ll also build versatile communication and professional skills and explore vocational facility organization and management.

TERM 1

Explore fundamental education methodology and instructional methods while completing your first teaching practicum.

TERM 2

Develop advanced teaching methodology, explore classroom management and learn to manage a vocational facility while completing your second teaching practicum.

TERM 3

Focus on advanced concepts, course planning, assessment and educational technology and expand your practical experience with a third teaching practicum.

TERM 4

Test your knowledge and take on the full responsibilities of a vocational teacher as part of your final student teaching practicum.

ADVANCE, CHANGE OR START YOUR CAREER

Upskill and build on your existing experience or reskill and jump into a new career. Our part-time programming is full of accessible opportunities for every point in your learning journey.

LEARN ON YOUR SCHEDULE

Reaching your career goals has never been easier. Complete programs and courses to earn credentials on your schedule – whether that’s weekdays, evenings or even weekends.

TAKE CLASSES ONLINE OR IN PERSON

Tell us how you’d like to learn. Our part-time programs and courses are available online, in person at campuses across Manitoba or as a combination of both.

QUICKLY REGISTER FOR COURSES

Registering for a part-time program at RRC Polytech is as easy as adding courses to your shopping cart. Our academic advisors will happily help you find the perfect program.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Technical vocational teacher
  • Technology teacher
  • Vocational education teacher
  • Trades instructor

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with small class sizes, practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Share your industry experience, practical knowledge and passion for learning with the next generation of leaders and innovators.
Collaborate with passionate peers and expert instructors to solve real-world problems, share professional perspectives and build confidence.
Build professional connections and practical experience through our student teaching practicum program.
Develop the knowledge and skills you need to inspire students, encourage independence and create engaging lessons across a variety of vocations.
Join a diverse community of technical-vocational educators teaching crucial skills across Manitoba.

Graduate Success

Graduates of the Technical Vocational Teacher Education program are introducing high school students across Manitoba to rewarding careers in skilled trades. Many grads are even using their industry expertise and teaching skills to run apprenticeship programs.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

100% – NEW GRADS HIRED

Our grads get hired – often before they even graduate. With so many schools offering courses in skilled trades, your RRC Polytech education will ensure you’re ready to take advantage of diverse opportunities and career pathways across Manitoba.

$77K – AVERAGE NEW GRAD SALARY

Our passionate instructors proudly use their years of experience and industry insight to help you achieve your career goals. You’ll graduate with the skills and practical experience you need to quickly and confidently start your career, inspire generations of learners and expand your professional potential.

100% – RECOMMEND PROGRAM TO OTHERS

The versatile knowledge, skills and experience you build at RRC Polytech are the perfect foundation for further advancement and specialization. Many graduates can enhance their career potential with advanced training or pursue other teaching certifications.

“The Technical Vocational Teacher Education program at RRC Polytech gave me the educational teaching tools I needed to successfully transition from industry to the public education sector.”

Dean Zaluski – Industrial Welding and Metal Fabrication Teacher
Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a student in the Technical Vocational Teacher Education program, you enjoy learning new skills, helping others and guiding youth to success. You encourage diverse perspectives, use your empathy to understand others and work well with groups while catering to the needs of individuals. You’re also highly organized, a confident public speaker and manage multiple priorities effectively.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Adaptable
  • Critical thinker
  • Level-headed
  • Planner
  • Talkative

SKILLS

  • Communication
  • Lifelong learning
  • Multi-tasking
  • Self-confidence
  • Tim management

INTERESTS

  • Technology teaching
  • Vocational teaching
  • Trades education
  • Technical vocational teacher
  • Teaching
  • High school teaching

All the Information You Need

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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LOCATION, DATES AND FEES

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SCHOLARSHIPS

Celebrate and motivate your learning. Whether you’ve sprinted through the first term or just received your acceptance letter, find a variety of bursaries, scholarships and awards.

OTHER INFORMATION

Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Ensure signup goes smoothly and understand program requirements before registering. Review required documents and procedures to make sure you’re prepared to enter this program.

LIST OF COURSES

Plan out your preferred learning journey. Review a summary of this program’s courses to discover what you’ll learn and how an RRC Polytech education will help your career.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Celebrate and motivate your learning. Whether you’ve sprinted through the first term or just received your acceptance letter, find a variety of bursaries, scholarships and awards.

OTHER INFORMATION

Explore our Catalogue for more detailed information, including a program outline, course descriptions and everything you’ll need to plan and prepare for your future success.

Begin Your Journey

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Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

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Support yourself while pursuing your RRC Polytech education. You may be eligible for loans, grants and bursaries to help tackle your financial needs.

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