Today, the province’s largest college unveiled a bold new strategic direction and embraced its identity as Manitoba’s polytechnic — by bringing that word into its name, as Red River College Polytechnic, or RRC Polytech.
In order to continue growing into the post-secondary institution that Manitoba needs today, and into the future, RRC Polytech is redefining itself. This evolution will enable RRC Polytech to continue to modernize apprenticeship training and expand in areas that are hallmarks of a polytechnic education, including applied research and work-integrated learning, allowing students to seamlessly transition from the classroom to their careers.
The new identity recognizes RRC Polytech’s evolution into a unique kind of post-secondary institution — one that blends deep, theoretical learning with applied, hands-on experience, and highlights the important role its graduates will play in growing Manitoba’s economy as the province recovers from the pandemic and looks to the future.
“For more than 80 years, Red River College Polytechnic has been a driving force to keep our province moving forward — economically, socially and culturally — by working on the cusp of what Manitoba needs now, and as we look towards the future,” said the Hon. Wayne Ewasko, provincial Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration.
“With this new identity and strategic direction, RRC Polytech is well-positioned to continue to meet the goals of the Skills, Talent and Knowledge Strategy, which provides an important framework for post-secondary institutions to prepare students for in-demand, good jobs, while accelerating our economic recovery and growth.”
The term polytechnic is used around the world to identify institutions that focus on strategic workforce development and applied research, and offer a variety of credentials, from micro-credentials to bachelor’s degrees. The polytechnic model enables RRC Polytech to build on its strong foundation as a post-secondary institution and grow and expand its current offerings.Read More →