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Welcome to the Language Training Centre

January 13, 2022

The Language Training Centre (LTC) staff would like to give a warm welcome to all of the students who will be joining us for online learning this term. Although online learning can be challenging at times, it is important to remember that you will have the support of your instructors, classmates and student support team at the LTC as you develop your language and computer skills. 

  • For personal counselling, please contact Student Counselling Services  or complete the online intake form
  • For settlement support and academic and career planning, please contact the student integration team, Jillian Hoogland (jhoogland@rrc.ca) and Lauren Joyce (ljoyce@rrc.ca) in Winnipeg or Christy Epp (cdepp@rrr.ca) in Steinbach and the regions.

Please check this site regularly for information about special events for students. If you subscribe to the LTC News, the information will be sent directly to your preferred email every Thursday at noon. Click here to subscribe the LTC News. 

We are looking forward to working with you. 

Have a great term! 

Happy Holidays from the Student Support Team

December 23, 2021

The Student Support Team at the Language Training Centre would like to wish all of our students happy holidays and a wonderful New Year!

Please note that Red River College Polytechnic will be closed for the winter break starting on Friday, December 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm and will reopen on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

We wish you all Happy Holidays!

Free Workshop: Doing Business in Canada

December 9, 2021

SEED Winnipeg Inc. is offering a free, online workshop about doing business in Canada.

Topics include:

• Government role in business
• Canadian workplace standards
• Taxes in Canada
• Canadian business culture

The workshop will be in TWO parts:

Part 1: December 13, 2021 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Part 2: December 15, 2021 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Click here to register.

You must attend Part 1 to attend Part 2. By filling out the form, you will be registered for both parts.

Spots are limited. Only 50 registrations accepted.

Human Rights Day: December 10

December 9, 2021

Did you know…

  • December 10th, 1948 is the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
  • The UDHR is an important document that lists the rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
  • The UDHR is the most translated document in the world. It is available in more than 500 languages!

Click here to learn more about Human Rights Day.

Free, Fun Event for LTC students: Cookies with Kerri

November 25, 2021

Join Kerri Korabelnikov, Dean, School of Education, Arts & Sciences as she leads students in baking chocolate chip cookies.

  • Date: December 2nd, 2021  
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Location: Virtual 

Baking together can help us to:  

  • Build a community  
  • Practice creativity 
  • Feel less stressed  
  • Have fun together 
  • Enjoy a yummy treat! 

This event is open to all Language Training Centre students.

Free ingredients will be available for pickup.

Registration is required. Please register using the link below, before Monday, November 29th at 4:00pm

Register here 

Ingredient pick up date: All ingredients will be available for pick up at the Red River College Polytechnic downtown campus December 1st between 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  

When you sign up and attend you will be entered into a draw for a $25.00 amazon gift card

This event is a partnership between the Red River College Polytechnic – Language Training Centre, and Healthy Minds Healthy College.  

Space is limited to 50 participants. If you receive a message the event is full, you can contact Jillian, to place your name on the waitlist jhoogland@rrc.ca.  

Free Activity for LTC Students

November 18, 2021

Join the RRC Students’ Association and Healthy Minds Healthy College for paint night!

What is Paint Night?

Paint Night has become very popular in the last couple of years, but if you’ve never been to paint night before, you may find yourself wondering what it is! Paint night is a creative way to hang out with your friends and create a beautiful piece of art.

You Learn to Paint

At paint night, you learn to paint. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a pro painter, there will be an instructor to guide you the whole time! Everyone in the class is working toward creating their own version of the same painting. The teacher will lead you through your painting step-by-step. This paint night will last two hours.

It’s Therapeutic

Painting is really good for you! Paint night is great for people who love to try new things, meet new people, and explore new sides to themselves.

Bring Your Own Supplies

  • Three paintbrushes (large, medium, and small)
  • Any size painting canvas (12″x16″ is the average size)
  • Acrylic paints (all primary colors)

Want to join, but don’t have the supplies?

Don’t worry! When you register, you can click ‘yes‘ to needing supplies. You will be signed up for a FREE supply kit. Supply kits are limited and can be picked up at either the Notre Dame Campus or Exchange District campus.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Manitou a bi Bii daziigae officially opens: Learn more about the new Indigenous named building

November 17, 2021

On Wednesday November 10, Red River College Polytechnic (RRC Polytech) announced an Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) name for its newest building at the Exchange District Campus.

Manitou a bi Bii daziigae (in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe)) is the first RRC Polytech building to receive an Indigenous name. Manitou a bi Bii daziigae was previously known as the Innovation Centre project.

The name was presented by RRC Polytech Elders-in-Residence. Each Elder brings with them a lifetime of experiences, stories, ceremonial gifts, and lessons they’ve collected; each a rarity unto themselves, and we can’t thank the Elders enough for this new name and what they bring to our community.

The name Manitou a bi Bii daziigae translates to where creator sits (Manitou a bi) and brings light (Bii daziigae), and both parts have layers of deeper meaning and symbolism. 

Click here to hear from the Elders-in-Residence, and to learn more about the name and its deeper meaning is.

You can read the full story on the opening here.

November is Career and Workforce Development Month!

November 17, 2021

November is Career and Workforce Development Month in Manitoba. This month provides opportunities for people to learn about the jobs, programs, and services as well as the rich variety of sectors and industries available in the province. Get involved in the many events and activities organized to support the career development planning process.

For more information on events hosted by RRC Polytech’s Student Employment Services team, click here.

For a list of external career events hosted by employers, service providers and industry partners, click here.

For even more information on career events hosted throughout the month of November, click here.

Time Change – Sunday, November 7th

November 4, 2021

Daylight saving time will end at 2:00 a.m, Sunday, November 7th, 2021.

Don’t forget to ‘fall behind’ and turn your clocks back 1 hour.

Free Computer Classes

October 28, 2021

Tech Manitoba is hosting Tech Tuesday classes for the Fall.

  • When: 2-hour classes are offered Tuesdays and Saturdays, afternoons and evenings. You choose the times that are convenient for you.
  • Where: All classes will take place online. You will need a you will need a computer, internet, email account and Zoom application.
  • Cost: The classes are free!
  • How to Register: Click on the class date/time from the list below to be directed to Eventbrite. Click on the “register” button (green button on the righthand side of your screen).

November 2 | Intro to Zoom | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Register here

November 6 | Intro to Zoom | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Register here

November 9| Intro to Canva | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Register here

November 13 | Intro to Google Docs  | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Register here

November 16 | Intro to Email | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Register here

November 20 | Intro to Google Sheets 1 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Register here

November 23 | Intro to Social Media | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Register here

November 27 | Intro to Online Privacy | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Register here

*Each week all participants will be entered into a draw to win a free computer.