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Throne Speech Places Emphasis on Key Education and Training Initiatives

November 13, 2013

Red River College is pleased to be an integral part of building Manitoba’s workforce needs today and for the future.

“Red River College is a compelling first choice for post-secondary education; a critical source of knowledge and training and one of Canada’s Top 10 research colleges,” said Red River College President and CEO, Stephanie Forsyth. “We applaud the government’s decision to issue a tender to build a new state-of the-art Skilled Trades and Technology Centre that will be housed at Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus.”

“Business and industry are key partners in RRC’s success,” said Forsyth. “This new facility will be one of the most advanced in the country and we look forward to the opportunities it will provide to Manitoba students and employers.”

Stephanie Forsyth is a member of the Premier’s Economic Advisory Council and served as co-chair of the Premier’s Skill Summit held this past February. Today’s speech from the throne referenced that the vision from this Summit informed the government’s skills training strategy.

“Investing in apprenticeship programs, emerging technologies, the College’s infrastructure and receiving appropriate credit align with the goals of the College’s long term strategic plan,” says Forsyth.    

Red River College has nine campuses and annually sees more than 30,000 enrolments in over 200 full-and part-time degree, diploma, post-degree and certificate programs. Through award-winning instruction and training on state-of-the-art equipment, RRC prepares its students to become leaders in their fields, while partnering with industry to conduct research and ensure curriculum remains up-to-date.

To read the full text of the Throne Speech see:   http://www.gov.mb.ca/thronespeech/index.html