Red River College’s tagline “Going Places”, is now truer than ever thanks to an innovative new program that will bring trades training directly to rural and northern communities.
RRC’s two new mobile training labs are the backbone of this training initiative to deliver quality applied learning throughout Manitoba. Each lab consists of a 53-foot trailer with pop-out sides that can quickly transform into a 950 square-foot training facility.
Diesel generators supply the necessary power to operate electrical equipment, as well as lighting, heating and air conditioning. Supply trailers can connect to the mobile lab, increasing the total facility space to almost 2,000 square feet.
The portability of the training labs allows the College to deliver nationally-recognized trade training- such as automotive service technician, carpentry, electrical, machining, pipe fitting, plumbing, welding and industrial mechanics – whatever is required.
The labs increase accessibility for students in rural areas to training programs, and link training with community-based projects and emerging industries. This program will allow students to remain at home to study, connect with community supports and help build labor capacity in rural and aboriginal communities.
Red River College brings growth, continued Aboriginal outreach, diversity and inclusiveness, accessibility and quality innovation into our new Mobile Training labs.
For more information or to arrange a training program in your community, please contact Lisa Carriere at 204-632-3773 or email@example.com.
Click here to download the Mobile Training Labs brochure.
Click here to view a CBC video segment featuring RRC’s mobile training labs.
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At the start of 2012 we had a deployment of the Mobile Training Lab in the community of Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, located 600 kilometers northwest of Winnipeg. Amid the beauty of the wildlife, landscape, and Pelican Rapids, 15 students developed hands on skills in the Red River College Introduction to Trades Certificate Program.
The Sapotaweyak Education Authority, with support of community leaders, partnered with Red River College to offer the Introduction to Trades program. Once on site in the community, the mobile unit expanded to 950 square feet, connected to a local hydro source and was ready within hours to accommodate shop space for learners. Students received the same training as they would by attending the program on campus, but instead they are able to remain in their home community.
We wish our students continued success as they use the theoretical knowledge and hands-on applied training they acquired from the program using the mobile training lab in Sapotaweyak Cree Nation.
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