Counselling and Academic Advising Services
At the Language Training Centre, we are committed to student success so we provide support and guidance to help students achieve their goals.
Counselling is a process of problem solving to generate options and solutions and helps you make informed decisions. It also provides you with information about available resources. It supports you through this process in a confidential and supportive way. Counselling Services is voluntary and confidential; it has been developed to help students reach academic and personal success.
Students are encouraged to meet with a Counsellor if you:
- have problems that may be interfering with your learning at school
- want information on career planning
- feel isolated
- feel sad or lonely
- are having relationship problems
- lack self-confidence
- want information that might help you enhance your coping skills in Canada
Students are encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor if you have questions about:
- Admission requirements
- How to apply
- Finance/Student Aid
Larissa Klymkiw, Personal Support Counsellor
Student Integration Services
Pathways to Success:
- Presentations from community organizations supporting employment and education opportunities
Individual Pathway Planning:
- One-on-one meetings with students to discuss educational opportunities leading to future employment including funding, credential recognition and admission requirements
- Information for future employment including resumes, volunteer opportunities, job search skills, and referrals to community organizations
Settlement Support Services:
- One-on-one meetings with students to discuss settlement issues, such as parenting, health, legal concerns, etc. and referrals to community organizations as necessary
- Settlement information sessions, such as Personal Safety, Housing, and Income Tax information
- Off-campus activities
- English Conversation Club
- LTC News
Personal Support Counselling:
- One-on-one meetings to help students through times of crisis, including support to manage mental wellness and address personal/relational challenges
- Provide group information sessions on topics related to mental wellness
- Facilitate support for accommodations for students as needed
- Refer to community resources as appropriate
Jillian Hoogland, Student Integration Coordinator
Lauren Joyce, Student Integration Coordinator
Student Supports at Other RRC Polytech Campuses
- Student Service Centres – These are the information centres of the college. The two Student Service Centres are located at the Notre Dame Campus and the Roblin Centre.
- Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships (CIEGP) (for visa students) – Students may have some uncertainty about living in a new country. The Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships (CIEGP) offers a full range of services to help visa students during each phase of your study and your adjustment to the Canadian education system. The Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships (CIEGP) is located at the Notre Dame Campus.
- Student Employment Services – Students and recent graduates can get help with job search strategies, resume and cover letter writing, interview preparation, employment application forms, and current labour market information. They can also find help looking for summer, part-time, full-time and temporary employment.
- Athletics and Recreation Services – Many athletic and recreation services are available to the students of the Language Training Centre. With a student ID card, students can use the fitness centres at the Notre Dame Campus and the Roblin Centre. Students can also participate in fitness classes and intermural sports.
- Student identification cards – This card identifies the students of Red River College Polytechnic so they can use the library and fitness facilities or receive discounts (for example, a discount on a bus pass). To get this photo ID card, students need to bring the following to the Student Service Centre at the Roblin Centre:
- a regular photo ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
- student number
Supportive Organizations in Manitoba
- Manitoba START: Helps immigrants who are settling in Winnipeg as permanent residents
- Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM): Helps newcomer families to integrate into the community through affordable transitional housing, programs, and services
- NEEDS Centre (N.E.E.D.S. Inc.): Provides accessible services and support to immigrant and refugee children and youth and their families.
- Entry Program: Provides settlement orientation for all newcomers to Winnipeg
- Immigration Centre: Helps newcomers with their settlement process
- Chai Centre – Calvary Temple: A place where new immigrants can adjust to life in Canada in a fun and relational atmosphere
- Winnipeg Public Library: Services for newcomers and EAL learners
Food banks are organizations that provide food to those in need.