Build your future with an education in Skilled Trades at Red River College Polytechnic. Whether you’re entering your first year or returning as an apprentice or lifelong learner, you’ll be trained by passionate instructors in modern spaces — helping you apply key skills in realistic shop settings.
96% New Grads Hired
Get hands-on experience in your trade of choice so you’ll be ready to go out and find your place in the expanding Manitoba job market.
$69K Avg. New Grad Salary
Working in a fast-paced environment, you will gain the confidence to succeed in a number of industry segments — creating hands-on solutions to everyday problems.
Our future-forward skilled trades learning facilities are designed to give you access to the top-of-the-line equipment and tools used on the job.
“I really appreciate the inventiveness that the College creates by restoring and reviving the historical buildings that we have in Winnipeg. To bring these buildings back to life and help teach and train our future generation, to me, is the perfect combination of preserving our heritage while building our future.”Nina Widmer, Owner, Widmer Castings Inc.; Red Seal Mason, Alpha Masonry Ltd.
Graduate, Apprenticeship Masonry
Careers in Skilled Trades
- Mechanical technology
- Power engineering
Explore Skilled Trades Programs
Check out our latest full-time and part-time programs and apply or register today!
CNC Machining and Advanced TechnologyFull-time • Diploma
CNC Machinist TechnicianFull-time • Certificate
CarpentryFull-time • Certificate
ElectricalFull-time • Certificate
Industrial SupervisionPart-time • Certificate
PlumbingFull-time • Certificate
Plumbing Cross-Connection ControlFull-time
Power Engineering 5th ClassFull-time • Certificate
Power Engineering TechnologyFull-time • Diploma
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning TechnicianFull-time • Certificate
WeldingFull-time • Certificate
Discover online micro-credential courses that align with some of the most desired skills sought by industry and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Take part-time courses to reach your career goals quickly through a modern education that works with your busy schedule.
Average employment rate among recent graduates; retrieved from the 2017-2018 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Reports. ↩
Average based on data from the 2017-2019 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Reports. Average salary adjusted for inflation based on a 5.70% increase in the Consumer Price Index for Canada from May 2018 (average year) to May 2021. ↩
Average satisfaction rate among recent graduates; retrieved from the 2017-2018 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Reports. ↩