About the Skilled Trades and Technology Centre

The Skilled Trades and Technology Centre (STTC) is a milestone achievement in the history of Red River College (RRC).

Funded by Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation (MIT) and operated by Red River College, the Skilled Trades and Technology Centre is a state-of-the-art $60M investment that will boost skilled trades training at RRC’s Notre Dame Campus by 30%.

Totalling approximately 100,000 square feet, the STTC will house new laboratory and shop space and classrooms for up to 1000 students per year in high demand trades and technologies. This includes carpentry, electrical and heating, sheet metal, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC).

The STTC will also support technology and innovation in other related industrial sectors such as robotics and automation, hydraulics and pneumatics, materials, electronics, computer aided design and the Innovation Lab for applied research initiatives, industry and student projects. The STTC will also work in conjunction with the Centre for Applied Research in Sustainable Infrastructure (CARSI).

The building’s design includes elements that reflect the engagement of Aboriginal students and organizations, flexible learning spaces for student/industry collaborations, and sustainable technologies and achievements such as:

  • a centralization of all campus recycling activities
  • the use of LED lighting throughout
  • an additional three rapid charging stations for use by students and visitors
  • application for LEED certification, potentially Gold

Construction is scheduled to begin in May 2015 and be completed by the end of 2017.

Project Partners

Role Partner
Prime Consultants Number Ten Architects and Ager Little Architects
Construction Managers Akman Construction
RRC Project Manager Patrick Kuzyk
MIT Project Manager Kevin Clouston
Structural Engineers Crosier Kilgour & Partners Ltd
Mechanical Engineers Epp Siepman Engineering
Electrical Engineers SMS Engineering
Landscape Architects Hilderman Thomas Frank Cram

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