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Iconic Manitoba Photo Contest – Closing soon

April 3, 2018

Only a few days left to enter the Iconic Manitoba Photo Contest.

We’re looking for inspirational photographs which feature iconic Manitoba images, to be displayed throughout our buildings across our many campus locations.

This year, you can enter 1 image in each of the following categories:

  • Manitoba’s Landscapes
  • Fascinating Manitoba Faces
  • Architecture and Urban Spaces in Manitoba
  • Manitoba’s Culture Festivals

If you’re a current student or alumni of our Photography courses, you’re eligible to enter this contest. We’d like to see your iconic Manitoba images and provide you with the opportunity to have your images displayed at any one of our campuses. Selected images will include a photo credit and bio. Full contest details are in the Official Contest Rules.

You have until 11:59am CST on April 12, 2018 to submit your photos.

Enter now →

Administrative Assistant program has undergone a refresh

March 22, 2018

Starting in May 2018, students enrolling in Red River College’s Administrative Assistant program will benefit from an additional week of work experience and updated curriculum.

This program is offered in a unique, full-time format that gives students the opportunity to achieve a career in less than a year. Students complete classroom studies in just 14 weeks and then move on to a four-week full-time work experience.

“The value of an RRC certificate is knowing as a student that you have the skills and knowledge that are currently relevant. Continuous assessment of the program through the eyes of employers, practicum sites and industry graduates inform the advisory committee and College to enable responses that are agile and timely,” said Debra Wutke, Program Manager, Business and Management.

RRC’s focus on a high standard of applied education prepares students to be in high demand for quality employment.

Employment prospects are good in Winnipeg and Manitoba. While the number of postings will fluctuate throughout the year, it is a good idea to keep watching hiring demand regularly. The most up-to-date information on hiring demand can be found on jobbank.gc.ca.

After 18 weeks of training students could be earning $22,750 – $54,254 (wage data taken from: jobbank.gc.ca).

For those who are ready to start this May, we are offering a $500 registration credit for those that qualify.

Read more about the program: rrc.ca/ada

Plan of action: Project Management grad pens book to help small businesses achieve big goals

March 19, 2018

There’s an old saying: “When one door closes, another door opens.”

Case in point? Heather Klassen, a 2014 graduate of Red River College’s Project Management program, who in 2012 was working in addictions counselling when she unexpectedly lost her job.

Faced with the choice of pursuing more training in her chosen field or charting a new course, Klassen — then a University of Manitoba grad with a B.A. in criminology and psychology — enrolled at RRC and embarked on a career path she never knew existed.

“My interest was occupational health and safety, but the first course that I could take through the Red River program was project management fundamentals,” she says. “I had no idea what it was when I took that course, but once I started getting into it, it sounded like something really interesting that I wanted to keep pursuing.”

Project management is about “getting stuff done” and achieving identified goals in a methodical way, Klassen explains.

“It was a different way of thinking,” she says. “I had come from a crisis management/crisis worker role where everything just sort of happens, so there really was no planning. (Project management) was pro-active. It was definitely a gear shift in terms of how I looked at things and went about things, but I realized it’s just so practical.”

While commonplace in the big business world of manufacturing, construction and software development, project management is under-utilized by small businesses, Klassen quickly realized.

Read More →

College system maintenance outage on March 4, 2018

March 1, 2018

Information Technology Solutions will be performing maintenance to equipment that handles the main college internet connection. This work will be completed on Sunday, March 4. Work will begin at 10:00am and should be completed by 12:00pm.

During this maintenance window there is expected to be 2 brief interruptions, lasting between 5-10 minutes each, to all internet based resources. Affected systems will include, but are not limited to Learn, Office365, Email, Sharepoint, Hub, VPN, and Internet access to and from the college.

Affected campuses will include Notre Dame Campus, The Exchange District Campus, Portage Campus, Steinbach Campus, Winkler Campus, LTC Campus, and Stevenson Aviation (Winnipeg Campus).

We apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause you.

Full circle: Administrative Assistant grad enjoys role at RRC, helping new students

February 28, 2018

When Courtney Brown was a student at Red River College, little did she know her career path would bring her right back where she started.

Brown completed the 17-week Administrative Assistant program in 2014. After building up her experience with a real estate firm and in the Winnipeg school division system, she joined RRC’s School of Continuing Education in 2017 as a Customer Service Representative (CSR).

“It is kind of funny to be back at Red River,” Brown says. “I certainly didn’t expect it or plan it.”

As the member of a small team of CSRs, Brown fields all kinds of queries from current and potential Continuing Education students. Being a student herself not so long ago is an asset in the role, Brown says.

“I know the campus and I’m familiar with Continuing Ed. programming, even if every program is different. Having been here full-time was a great background. Not that you need to attend RRC to work here, but I feel like it’s helped me perform well in my role.”  Read More →

T2202A tax receipts: Arriving late February

February 14, 2018

For income tax purposes, T2202A tax receipts will be available through your HUB account at the end of February 2018 for the 2017 calendar year.

T2202As are only available online through your HUB account, they are not mailed out by the College.

To review and print a PDF version of your tax form, follow these steps:

  1. Access HUB
  2. Use your RRC network username and password, and select ‘Login’
  3. Click the ‘Payments and Profile’ application under ‘My Applications’
  4. Select ‘Tax Information’

If you have any questions about your T2202A please contact us at 204-694-1789.

The Iconic Manitoba Digital Photo Contest Returns

February 12, 2018

It’s back and bigger than last year!

We’re looking for inspirational photographs which feature iconic Manitoba images, to be displayed throughout our buildings across our many campus locations.

This year, you can enter 1 image in each of the following categories:

  • Manitoba’s Landscapes
  • Fascinating Manitoba Faces
  • Architecture and Urban Spaces in Manitoba
  • Manitoba’s Culture Festivals

If you’re a current student or alumni of our Photography courses, you’re eligible to enter this contest. We’d like to see your iconic Manitoba images and provide you with the opportunity to have your images displayed at any one of our campuses. Selected images will include a photo credit and bio. Full contest details are in the Official Contest Rules.

You have until 11:59am CST on April 12, 2018 to submit your photos.

Enter now →

College system maintenance outage on February 11, 2018

February 9, 2018

Information Technology Solutions will be performing maintenance to equipment that handles the main college internet connection. This work will be completed on Sunday, February 11th . Work will begin at 10:00am and should be completed by 12:00pm.

During this maintenance window there is expected to be 2 brief interruptions, lasting between 5-10 minutes each, to all internet based resources. Affected systems will include, but are not limited to, Learn, Office365, Email, Sharepoint, Hub, VPN, and Internet access to and from the college.

Affected campuses will include Notre Dame Campus, The Exchange District Campus, Portage Campus, Steinbach Campus, Winkler Campus, LTC Campus, and Stevenson Aviation (Winnipeg Campus).

We apologize for any inconveniences that this may cause you.

Career Fair: Strategies and Tips Information Session

January 9, 2018

Find out how to prepare for and what to expect at the RRC 2018 Career Fair on January 24 (NDC) and January 25 (EDC). Learn how to plan a strategy for the most effective and efficient use of your time, how to approach employers with an introduction that makes a good impression, and how to follow-up after the fair.

Exchange District Campus

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
P107, CGA Manitoba Room

Notre Dame Campus

Thursday, January 18, 2018
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Orange Lecture Theatre, GM44

Can’t make it in person?
Watch the full session online at http://blogs.rrc.ca/etv/streaming/

Register for one of the sessions at https://teamsites.rrc.ca/ses

If you have difficulty registering, have accessibility questions or accommodation requests, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or JobCentre@rrc.ca.