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RRC Polytech Opens its Doors for its Largest Future Student Event of the Year

February 21, 2024

Red River College Polytechnic (RRC Polytech) is welcoming more than 3,000 prospective students to the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses today for Open Doors, its signature open house event.

“Open Doors is a fantastic opportunity to welcome prospective students on campus and showcase how a polytechnic education can quite literally open doors for their future,” says Dr. Christine Watson, Vice President, Academic, RRC Polytech. “The world of work is ever-changing. To meet the evolving workforce needs, RRC Polytech is transforming its learning model and providing the applied knowledge and experiential training that prepares students for the future of work.”

RRC Polytech is hosting 14 program-specific tours at the Notre Dame Campus and four at the Exchange District Campus, giving prospective students an inside glimpse at the College’s learning facilities and equipment. The Open Doors’ Exhibition Hall at the Notre Dame Campus features information booths where attendees can connect one-on-one with staff and instructors to learn more about RRC Polytech programs, campuses and supports.

In addition to full- and part-time programs, RRC Polytech offers flexible learning opportunities through its suite of micro-credentials. Perfect for learners looking to change careers, upskill or reskill, micro-credentials offer a fast-track to in-demand industry training.

With the opening of the Price Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics, developed in direct collaboration with industry partners, RRC Polytech is now offering micro-credentials through this institute, geared at upskilling and reskilling existing workforces in manufacturing technologies and processes. There will be a new tour at the Notre Dame Campus showcasing Price Institute facilities, including the Smart Factory, a hub for Industry 4.0 learning.

“It’s so important to create exposure to RRC Polytech early on, which is why our Recruitment team goes out into the community to meet prospective students where they’re at. Open Doors is the next touchpoint where we’re welcoming students to our campuses to experience firsthand what it would be like to attend RRC Polytech,” says Lyndsay Lambert, Student Recruitment Officer at RRC Polytech. “It’s an opportunity for future students to meet with academic advisors and current students to ask any questions they may have, helping guide their chosen education path.”

Along with campus tours, info booths, and on-site academic advising, attendees have access to funding advising, application support, and can enter for a chance to start their polytechnic education with a $5000 bursary towards their program of choice.  

Open Doors, RRC Polytech’s open house will take place today, Wednesday, February 21, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Notre Dame and Exchange District Campuses. For more information, please visit

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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