As of today, Red River College is one of four post-secondary institutions in Manitoba to offer a human resources training program recognized with a CPHR (Chartered Professional in Human Resources) designation from the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba (HRMAM).
Graduates of these programs — in RRC’s case, the Human Resource Management Certificate offered through the School of Continuing Education — will be one step closer to receiving their professional designation upon graduation, and will be able to waive writing the National Knowledge Exam (NKE), the national standard of excellence for those working in the HR field.
“Red River College works in partnership with industry to provide relevant and timely programming that prepares our students to transition from college to career to meet the evolving demands in the workplace,” says Jo-Anne Shay, Dean of RRC’s School of Continuing Education.
“Accrediting our HR Management program opens doors to many career opportunities for our students, and provides industry with the necessary talent to make a real impact in their organizations.”
Earlier this year, HRMAM and CPHR Canada announced new enhancements to the CPHR designation, including an option that allows graduates of accredited programs to waive writing the NKE as one of the requirements, as well as introducing non-degree paths to attaining the CPHR.
The four post-secondary institutions offering programs with a CPHR designation are:
- Assiniboine Community College – Business Administration Diploma, Human Resource Specialization
- Red River College – Human Resource Management Certificate
- University of Manitoba (Extended Education) – Human Resource Management Certificate
- University of Winnipeg (Professional, Applied & Continuing Education) – Human Resource Management Diploma