Red River College is getting a facelift as the polytechnic institute — the only one in Manitoba — leans into its identity as a hub for education and applied research.
The school has unveiled its new name, Red River College Polytechnic. And from now on, its nickname will be RRC Polytech.
"Change and evolution will continue to be reality for Manitobans. The age of disruption demands that we embrace it and that’s exactly what RRC Polytech is designed to do: respond nimbly to the evolving, sometimes rapidly evolving needs of our students, partners and community," said Fred Meier, president and CEO, during an event on the downtown campus Tuesday to launch the institute's 2022-26 strategic plan.
"More than that, we want to grow and we want students, industry and Manitoba to grow with us."
The polytechnic template emphasizes learning by doing and strategic workforce development by collaborating with business partners to offer work-integrated learning opportunities that benefit students and employers alike.
Polytechnics Canada describes the classification as a model for post-secondary institutes that provides "advanced technical education" that is both hands-on and industry-responsive.
-Winnipeg Free Press