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Industry and employee connections make RRC a top employer for 10th year running

December 4, 2019

Red River College is celebrating its connections to industry and employees, after landing a spot on Manitoba’s Top Employer list for the 10th year in a row.

The College’s 2,600 staff and faculty are among its greatest resources. A big reason for that is their connection to industry, and that connection is also why many students choose an RRC education here in Manitoba.

“Simply put, what we’re doing is working. We’re proud to celebrate 10 years of recognition with all of our employees,” says Melanie Gudmundson, Chief Human Resource Officer at RRC.

The College knows it has a responsibility to create a workplace where employees feel valued, fulfilled and supported. That’s why employee engagement is one of its strategic priorities.

This fall, RRC launched a new employee engagement initiative by inviting staff to participate in a survey. The College plans to share results and feedback with all staff, and employees will work together to create action plans that address the issues that matter to them.

“Everyone’s voice matters. We want to learn more about an employee’s experience working here so that we can all work together to build an even stronger culture,” says Gudmundson.

State-of-the-art facilities? RRC’s got that too, and is continuing to make new investments in learning spaces to support faculty, students, research and industry.

Modern facilities like the Skilled Trades and Technology Centre (shown above) and the Innovation Centre (set to be complete next winter) enrich the applied learning and research environment, and provide faculty and students with access to the latest equipment and spaces.

“When people outside the College see what we’re doing here, they want to be a part of it. Employees are proud to say they work here because they know they’re doing big and innovative things,” says Gudmundson.

College employees are driven by the success of students, but the institute also ensures employees have the resources they need in order to succeed as well. The College’s innovative work attracts talented employees – about half of whom are also RRC alumni.

“Our connections with industries and our employees continue to make Red River College recognized as a top employer of choice in our province, and across the globe too,” says Gudmundson