Wishing all students a Happy Thanksgiving weekend. Don’t forget that the Language Training Centre will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2017. Thanksgiving in Canada:
Thanksgiving is a holiday on the second Monday of October. The annual holiday is an opportunity to give thanks and celebrate the close of the harvest (farming) season. In Canada, friends and families gather for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at this time of year which can include turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, etc.
Enjoy your weekend and surround yourself with good food and friends!
Diversity and Intercultural Services is looking for volunteers to help out at the Annual Welcome Party for Immigrant and International Students. Volunteers will work in pairs and will be responsible for handing out beverages at the drink station. Shifts will be short, so volunteers will have a lot of time to enjoy the party either before or after their shift. Details:
Where: Red River College, Notre Dame Campus (2055 Notre Dame Avenue)
When: Friday, October 20th
There are three volunteer shifts available: 5:30pm-7:00pm, 7:00pm-8:00pm and 8:00-9:15pm.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Jillian Hoogland at email@example.com or come to room 419.
Are you looking for a job? The Korea Times and The Diversity Times will be hosting a job fair at Grant Park Shopping Centre on Saturday, October 28th, from noon to 4:00PM.
Get your résumés ready and be prepared to meet many local employers. Where: Grant Park Shopping Centre (1120 Grant Avenue) When: Saturday, October 28th, from noon to 4:00pm
International students and their families may be vulnerable to various types of fraud. While some scams are easy to recognize, many can be more difficult. Check out the scams and fraud section of this College Success Resource for more information about how to recognize and protect yourself from fraud.
Check out this video outlining different types of fraud you may encounter as a student and how to avoid being a victim.
In February, the Language Training Centre launched a new program to help meet the needs of refugees in Manitoba. The Pathway Program to Construction Skills is now in full swing, with 20 students eagerly learning beginner level English and construction-related communication skills. As part of the program, the students will gradually learn more technical skills and finally be able to practise their skills through work experience in the construction industry.
The program just started but it’s already well known in Winnipeg. On March 7, the class was visited by RRC’s President and CEO, Paul Vogt, along with several representatives from the media. Watch the news and read newspapers in the next few days and you will probably hear all about the Construction Skills class!
In the meantime, click here now to read the post on RRC’s RED Blog.
There will be free skate rentals, hot chocolate and mini doughnuts.
You have never skated before? Well, this is your perfect opportunity to learn with your friends!
You must register for the activity. To register, click here. You will receive a confirmation email when you have registered.
Space is limited so register soon!
(Event hosted by RRC’s Diversity & Intercultural Services department.)
This beautiful commercial was created out of a class project from IEIS instructor, Melissa Flores. The class was reading brochures and listening to ads to analyze techniques such as “emotional appeal”, “plainfolk” and “music”. Her student, Sunny, created this amazing commercial which really shows the emotions of an international student living in Canada. What talented students we have at the LTC! *Video published with permission from Sunny.
What if you could get some good advice from someone who’s in a career that you’ve always dreamed of doing? Would you take that advice if it was coming from someone who knew exactly what you’re going through?
RRC’s immigrant and international students got just that opportunity last year when six constables from the Winnipeg Police Service visited the Language Training Centre.
The purpose of their visit was to explain the pathways to becoming a police officer in Manitoba. But the presentation was unique, because all six officers also happened to be immigrants to Canada. Who could connect better with our students, other than these people who have experienced all the same cultural challenges?
The police officers, from Ukraine, Germany, Philippines, and Romania, each told his story. While they were very different stories, there seemed to be a common theme throughout. No matter what they experienced as newcomers, their end result was success. And their massage was overwhelmingly clear: Success is available to all who seek it, with a little hard work and a lot of determination and perseverance.
No matter when he arrived Canada, or what path he took to begin his career, each police officer’s experience and advice followed an obvious theme. This is what we learned from them:
Pursue a post-secondary education. Find your passion or choose something that interests you greatly. If you are interested, and want to do it, don’t let anyone stop you!
Finish your post-secondary education. Other opportunities may present themselves, but just get it done – you’ll need that piece of paper and that sense of accomplishment.
Don’t give up. No matter what!
If English is not your first language, learn it well. To do this, make English-speaking friends. Don’t spend all your time with people from your own culture and language.
Volunteer. Especially if you can volunteer in an organization connected to your career goals. You’ll gain valuable skills and experience, learn time management skills, and gain a good reputation in your community.
We all have knowledge, skills and experience of some kind. As you study and enter a career, bring that with you and use it. Everything is connected somehow, and you’ll find you can be valuable and valued for what you know and can do.
Studying and entering a career can be challenging and scary. But hearing that success is always possible – no matter what obstacles you face – should bring you some encouragement to keep trying.
Maybe one day you too can come back to the LTC and tell your story of success!
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Student success happens when each individual has the facilities, equipment, skills and supports they need. In every industry exists an opportunity to move things forward – to make it better. Your donation helps ensure all students can reach their potential and become leaders in their chosen field.