Walking through an IKEA can’t simply be described as shopping for something — it’s more like navigating through a maze of thoughtfully designed rooms.
The in-store displays are an iconic part of the IKEA experience and are different in every location, based on localized market research. They’re designed to address the needs of a specific person, place and price-point.
Customers see a room, but Josephine Pulver — an interior designer and Residential Decorating instructor at Red River College — saw a chance to connect with the industry and turn IKEA’s design process into a final project for her students.
“Last year I placed two of my students at IKEA for their practicums and got to meet some of their staff, and saw the opportunity to set up a project with them,” says Pulver. “The mission is to get students involved, and show the industry what our students are doing at RRC.”
Five displays designed and built by Pulver’s students are now on display at IKEA’s Winnipeg location. The five rooms — called Co-Create Spaces — were unveiled over the weekend, and will remain in-store for the next three years.
Through the Co-Create project, students were able to work off-campus and immerse themselves in the process from start to finish. IKEA provided the research, room dimensions, budget and list of products, then the students broke into groups and began sketching solutions for better everyday living.
“We start from inspiration and develop a concept, which we present to our client, then we get our client’s feedback and get them involved in the progress of the plan development,” says Pulver. “We then carry that through to the completion of the project.” Read More →
If you are completing your program graduating requirements this term and would like to be included in the Winter 2019 Convocation ceremonies, you must submit an Application to Graduate form by December 14, 2018.
The Winter 2019 Convocation ceremonies will take place on Monday, February 4 and Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Centennial Concert Hall.
When employees are given the tools to grow their skill sets and become experts in their industries, not only do they benefit — their organization benefits, as well.
Conviron, a global leader in the design, manufacture and installation of controlled environment systems, was looking for a way to further train employees. Not surprisingly, they turned to Red River College’s (RRC) Corporate Solutions department to develop a customized training program.
Conviron was in need of a training curriculum for onboarding new or transfer employees into the refrigeration section of their manufacturing department.
Corporate Solutions developed a comprehensive training workshop where existing employees could be trained on new programs and new employees could get up to speed on the practices within Conviron’s refrigeration department. Employees received hands-on training in areas such as tools and equipment, refrigerants and oils, leak testing, evacuation and charging.
“We approached Corporate Solutions because we were looking for a professional level of training and education for our employees,” says Melissa Hartzenberg, Conviron’s Training and Development Specialist. “We do very custom work, and wanted to provide training that was specific to the needs of the company, instead of just providing generalized training.”
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Be career-ready in six months.
You could be starting a career in a challenging field that is crucial to every industry – insurance.
Why choose a career in insurance?
Because insurance touches every aspect of life and business, it is a vital and stable industry. As one of Canada’s largest contributors to the financial services sector, there’s a constant need for talented, creative and motivated employees.
Learn more about the program and careers at a free information session:
Date: December 4, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: A104 – 160 Princess Street, Exchange District Campus, Winnipeg, MB
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In just 18 weeks, you could be work-ready for any professional business environment.
Join us at a free information sessions to learn about the Administrative Assistant program and the careers that await.
Meet instructors, get your questions answered, and learn about the entrance requirements.
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Location: Green Lecture Theatre (F Building), 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
For more information:
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Staff Sgt. Bob Chrismas, a 30-year veteran of the Winnipeg Police Service, is the newly hired instructor of Red River College’s Justice and Public Safety program, available by part-time delivery, with select courses available online.
“They (the College) reached out to me. They said they needed an instructor for a course called Policing in the 21st Century,” says Chrismas, now 56.
“I called back and said ‘Are you kidding? I literally wrote the book.’”
He’s not kidding. In 2013, McGill-Queen’s University Press published Chrismas’ book Canadian Policing in the 21st Century: A Frontline Officer on Challenges and Changes. It was the runner up for best non-fiction at the 2014 Manitoba Book Awards.
Like the book, RRC’s Policing in the 21st Century course will examine the history of policing and changes in policing philosophy, while also exploring what law enforcement may look like in the future.
“My passion that’s developed within the police service is trying to be more proactive and preventative. You get a much better bang for your buck out of crime prevention in the long run. With reacting, you’re often not addressing the root of the problem. You’re just reacting and arresting people.”
Learn more about Bob Chrismas here.
These words from Confucius ring true: “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
Learning is a continuous and fascinating journey, and the pinnacle of learning is the application of that newfound knowledge, putting what we have learned into action.
Learning does not stop after graduation; in fact, learning becomes even more prevalent once we enter the workforce and continuously evolves as businesses and industries change according to the demands of our local, national and global landscapes. The question that begs to be asked is: are all organizations equipped with the resources to effectively compete in these environments within a culture that breeds a strong, competent team?
Red River College (RRC) understands the importance of continuous learning, whether one is a student, a working professional or a skilled tradesperson. The College also realizes the challenges that exist when resources, in any capacity, are limited and effective training may not be available. In recognizing this need in the market, solutions can be found in RRC’s highly specialized abilities to “help your organization leverage its constrained resources to develop a culture of unrestrained innovation,” says Bill Rutherford, Corporate Solutions Manager at Red River College. It’s the perfect marriage of sharing educational resources to empower individuals to enhance and improve their organizations, here in our community and beyond!
The excitement that has fuelled this idea is now the strength behind the launch of the Empower Training Series. There is no set definition of the Empower Training Series and that’s the beauty of it. This series is completely customizable to enhance your team’s development by providing applied solutions to address emerging business trends.
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On August 29, Red River College (RRC) celebrated its second class of Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) students. All eight students are ready to start their careers as certified technicians with a Peterbilt service location or directly with a Peterbilt customer across Canada.
This class also marks Peterbilt’s 51st class in North America.
The Institute is a manufacturer-paid training initiative offered to graduates of RRC’s Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic program, and to those interested in advancing their skills to become certified Peterbilt technicians.
With the continued success of the Institute, RRC and Peterbilt anticipate continued interest and increased enrolment in the next two sessions, scheduled for June and September of 2019.
Learn more about the Institute offered at the College – the only location in Canada offering this unique training opportunity. See the classroom, lab and equipment here.
Congratulations to our students and their families!
Did you know that Continuing Education offers a range of awards for part-time students?
Throughout the academic year, Red River College assists students by administering awards, bursaries and scholarships from both corporate and private donors. These awards cover the specific requests of the donors and are intended to assist students who have shown outstanding abilities in academic or vocational areas and/or are in need of financial assistance.
We encourage you to review the complete list of awards and apply for all scholarships that you may be eligible for.
Learning and Red River College have always gone hand in hand. The difference in today’s environment is that students and machines are often learning at the same time.
Case in point: Red River College will launch two new courses this fall that both involve artificial intelligence — Python Essentials (Oct. 16 to Dec. 18, 2018) and Machine Learning with Python (Jan. 8 to March 19, 2019). According to Haider Al-Saidi, chair of RRC’s Applied Computer Education (ACE) department, the additions are in response to massive industry demand and a wide range of business applications.
“Machine learning has become an integral part of countless industries,” says Al-Saidi. “From game development to marketing, from air traffic control to self-driving cars and everything in between, we’re asking machines to analyze massive data and to make decisions based on that information. Understanding how those systems work is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity.” Read More →