RRC Polytech recognizes unsung office heroes on National Administrative Professionals’ Day

April 26, 2023

RRC Polytech is proud to celebrate National Administrative Professionals’ Day, and to recognize the valuable contributions these individuals make in our workplaces.

Staff and students are encouraged to thank the administrative professionals in their lives for the essential work they do here at the College, and across our community.

Celebrated on the Wednesday of the last week of every April, the day recognizes the work of administrative assistants, receptionists and other administrative support professionals.

This year, the day falls on April 26, when the College will host a 2.5-hour professional development session for administrative staff. Participants will discover how they rank in the four primary personality types — dominance, influence, steadiness and conscientiousness — using the popular DiSC tool.

“The administrative professional role is that of a ‘hero’ — supporting efficiency and productivity, providing the technical and administrative support to teams both internally and externally,” says Denis Cordella, Chair of Business and Management for RRC Polytech’s School of Continuing Education.

“They are ‘solution builders’ and proactively make a difference to support goals.”

Administrative assistants keep things running smoothly by juggling countless tasks in businesses and office settings every day. They are the glue that binds teams together, and without them, many businesses would grind to a halt.

In 2023, Randstad Canada once again listed administrative assistants as one of the best jobs in Canada.

RRC Polytech’s 18-week Administrative Assistant certificate program covers accounting, bookkeeping, event planning and business communications, ensuring students are well-rounded and workplace-ready.

The last four weeks of the program include a practicum that provides students with hands-on experience, allowing them to apply what they learned in a real-world setting.

One of the biggest advantages the program offers is flexibility. Students can complete it on a full- or part-time basis, allowing them to maintain balance between home, school and work life.

This makes it an ideal option for those who are looking to move into a new career or to strengthen their skills, but who may not have the time or resources to commit to a regularly scheduled instruction time.

Graduates have also reported the ease of finding and keeping a good job, often finding one during their practicum, or soon after. Alumni have found fulfilling careers in a variety of industries, including health care, education, finances and more.

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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