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New Co-Op Employment Opportunities for Fall 2018

August 14, 2018

We have a few exciting paid co-op opportunities that have become available for BIT/BTM students who have completed their third term of study.

This is a great opportunity for our students who are ready to complete their Industry Project or their Co-Op term, and also open to students who are interested in a second term of work experience over Fall 2018.

For each of the three of the below opportunities, students will work in the ACE Project Space for an employer. Here is a listing of the available opportunities:

1. BIT Space Development: Web VR Developer

Funded by the Career Ready program – you will need to be registered for school in the next term. This position classifies as a co-op work term course which requires a tuition payment.
https://bitspacedevelopment.com/jobs/web-vr-developer-coop-term/

2. BIT Space Development: Server Side Developer

Funded by the Career Ready program – you will need to be registered for school in the next term. This position classifies as a co-op work term course which requires a tuition payment.
https://bitspacedevelopment.com/jobs/server-side-developer-coop-term/

3. Open Innovation – Early Childhood Literacy and Numeracy Project 

The design and development of an adaptive website (versus an app) that will “push” out regular evidence-based messages with short videos to subscribers at no cost. To be piloted first with parents of infants aged 0-12 months.  If the pilot is successful, the intent is to expand the user group to include expectant parents and parents with children aged 1-4 years of age, province wide with additional appropriate content. Interactive elements will provide parents the opportunity to track/log their activity, resulting in “rewards” (e.g., high five) as well as reminders with the potential for other interactive elements either as part of the pilot or down the road (e.g., likes, shares, posting to Facebook, Instagram etc.).

Please contact Dan Greenberg – dgreenberg@rrc.ca or Steve Lawrence – slawrence@rrc.cato apply or for more details. There will likely be interviews for these positions.

Hiring an RRC Technology Co-Op Student Just Got easier with ITAC Funding

July 26, 2018

BTM Students and Industry Guests at the 2017 ITAC BTM Talent Mash

Here at RRC’s Applied Computer Education department we have partnered with the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Talent to match co-op students with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Eligible employers can receive 50% to 70% in wage subsidies towards a student’s work term pay. Read More →

Due North Systems – Part 1

July 9, 2018

Due North Systems

Project Term: Winter 2018

Due North Systems are James Warren and Jared Kozak, both Business Information Technology graduates of Red River College. As their first project through the ACE Project Space, they enlisted the help of our students to build out a platform to connect and deliver educational technologies.  Read More →

Partnership to help Red River College students gain work experience through wage subsidy program

February 7, 2018

ITAC Career Ready LogoOriginally published, February 5, 2018, in RRC’s College and Public Relations email newsletter.

Students in Red River College’s Applied Computer Education Department will gain an important first step into their new career, thanks to a new partnership with Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) Talent.

Through the ITAC Talent Career Ready program, eligible companies in the ACE Project Space and Co-operative Education and Work Integrated Learning (CEWIL) ACE Partners will receive a wage subsidy for a students’ work placement, which allows the companies to hire a driven employee who can apply cutting edge techniques and knowledge learned at RRC. The students in turn will gain valuable hands-on experience in the emerging digital economy. Read More →

Winter 2018 ACE Project Space Projects

January 30, 2018

It is shaping up to be an exciting new term at the ACE Project Space. Our students are presently working on the following projects:

Access To Law
Building Information Modelling (Part 2)
Can U (Part 2)
Cassidy e-Care Smart (Part 2)
Due North
Food Research
GoOil
Open Democracy Manitoba
Random Transport
Tooliaba (Part 2)
Tribbute

Congratulations CAP, IST, BIT on 50th Anniversary!

January 17, 2018

This year the Business Information Technology (BIT) program is celebrating its 50th Anniversary! When the program started in 1968 it was named the Computer Analyst/Programmer program or simply the CAP program as it was widely known. CAP started with tuition fees of $100 for each 5 month term, punch cards, a physical education class and computers that filled an entire room. Years later the program introduced the personal computer, new programming concepts, and a 6 week unpaid practicum. Read More →

Chekkit, an ACE Project Space Success Story

January 10, 2018

Photo of Chekkit's Lee Klimpke, Daniel Fayle and Emily Franz-Lien

Chekkit’s Lee Klimpke, Daniel Fayle and Emily Franz-Lien, at RRC’s ACE Project Space.

Chekkit have been ‘Entrepreneurs In Residence’ here at the ACE Project space since early 2017 and have been working with students from our Applied Computer Education department’s Business Information Technology program.

Chekkit Wifi Marketing and Analytics is the brainchild of Daniel Fayle, Myles Hiebert, Lee Klimpke and Emily Franz-Lien, whose aim is to help businesses build loyalty programs through Wi-Fi login pages and text messages. Read More →

e-Care Smart – Part 1

January 8, 2018

view of treatment plan page

e-Care Smart is a project created to address the need for chronically ill people to be under constant medical care and supervision. The students worked from a client-provided mock-up.

This web-application allows for direct interaction between patients and medical practitioners, where doctors are able to prescribe medication and treatment for their patients online. An alerts system allows doctors to track patients condition, study the pattern and prevent dangerous outcomes. Read More →

Eclectic – Explore Manitoba

January 8, 2018

Municipality screen in mobile format

Tourism has been increasing in Manitoba over the past years. Entrepreneur, Simone Allard, saw an need for an application that could feature different historical sites and landmarks found in Manitoba Municipalities. Currently users would have to go to multiple tourism websites for more information about a site giving very little information on them.

Our ACE Project Space students created a web based application that will act as a central hub for all municipalities in Manitoba. This application is a way to motivate users to go out and explore sites and events found in municipalities. Users will be able to navigate to different sites and events, plan their own trips within the app, or follow pre-made trips. This will also increase the tourism helping a municipality’s economy. Read More →