Student Recruitment

RRC Polytech in the Classroom

Bring our instructors into your classroom.

Do you have a class who could benefit from learning about a particular RRC Polytech program, but you’re not sure how to get them involved? Maybe you’re looking for a new, unique way to have your students engage with Manitoba’s only Polytechnic, but it seems like there’s a lot to consider and you’re not 100% sure who to connect with. 

Well, good news – we can help you with this! 

You can register your class today for a visit by our RRC Polytech instructors to talk to your students about career opportunities and what a future in their program could look like. These presentations incorporate a brief overview for each program and include an engaging activity for the students.

If you’re a guidance or career counsellor, let the teachers at your school know about this opportunity through RRC Polytech – available Fall 2023!

What to Expect

Once you’ve requested a presentation, you will be contacted by our program representative to assist in booking and presenting to your class. Presentations are typically 30-45 minutes and can be adjusted to accommodate your scheduled class time. Presentations may include demonstrations, current RRC Polytech students, and other short activities to engage your students. 

Delivery Model

Presentations will be delivered virtually or in-person. Please note that in-person requests will be based upon the availability of our staff and driving distance to the school.

Who can participate?

This programming is available for students in Grade 8 – 12. Sessions can be booked from October – May. 

Our Current Presentations

The Future of Information Technology

Do you know any students interested in pursuing a career in Information Technology (IT).? Have us join your class, as we look at the future of Information Technology, Business and how RRC Polytech can help launch your students into this exciting field. There are many skill sets and personality types that are required by not only the IT industry; many not immediately thought of as being IT skills are required now for all careers now. Register to have us join your classroom, to teach some introductory coding skills or information security skills or machine learning skills and discuss how there is a place for everyone in this dynamic industry.

This presentation is ideal for students in these high school classes: Computer Science, Advanced Digital Media, Topics and Trends in Business, Pre-Calculus Math, Digital Media, Career Development, Business Communications, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Digital Commerce, and Applied Business Technologies. Potential students interested in Web Application Development, Programming, Networking, IT Operations,  IT Service Delivery, Information Security and Data Science and Machine Learning would also benefit from attending.

Civil Engineering Technology: Shaping Our Built Environment

Do you ever wonder how the home you live in, the school you go to, the roads you drive on came to exist? Where does your poop go after you flush the toilet? How does the inside of your house stay warm and cozy when it is cold and rainy outside? Civil Engineering Technology focuses on the design, construction, and maintenance of your land, cities, and structures. Professionals in this industry shape the world around us and can influence the future direction and evolution of our society.

This presentation is ideal for students in these high school classes: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Applied and Pre-Calculus Math, Drafting, and all levels of grade 9 math and science. Currently, we can only accommodate Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Social Innovation, Community Development and Indigenous Social Entrepreneurship

Starting with societal issues that students have personally connected with (things that really bother them!), this presentation will interactively guide students through brainstorming innovative solutions. It will be a sampling of how social innovation happens in the world and in their local communities. A global and a local social innovation will be explored to highlight what is possible. The world’s toughest social problems need the world’s brightest minds and can lead to a long and rewarding career. 

This presentation is ideal for students in these high school classes:  Global Issues, Career Development, Business Communications, Human Ecology, Social Studies, Entrepreneurship, Applied Commerce Education, Technical-Vocational Education, Marketing and Digital Commerce, Business Management and Applied Business Technologies.

Transportation Technology

Discover a rewarding career as a technician.

Do you have students who enjoy tinkering with cars, trucks or motorcycles? Are they active and prefer to learn through experience? Do they pay attention to detail and enjoy problem-solving? These students would make great technicians. Have us join your class, and we will explore the multiple career possibilities in an industry that is always hiring. We will showcase five different transportation programs offered at RRC Polytech and explain how they lead to becoming an Apprentice and then an Red Seal Journeyman.

This presentation is ideal for students in high school shop classes, or for any student who may want to pursue a career in the transportation trades.

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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