Working Together to Help Build Manitoba: Red River College and the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology sign MOU

Today, Red River College (RRC) and the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) committed to explore new ways to work cooperatively to provide programs and services to benefit learners, employers and communities throughout Manitoba.

“This new agreement builds on the strengths of MITT and RRC by growing the relationship between both of our institutions,” said Paul Vogt, President and CEO, Red River College. “Not only will today’s commitment support our work in driving our Province’s skilled trades agenda, but it will put us in a position to collaborate on initiatives that help all students succeed, including Indigenous, newcomer and international students. This evolving relationship between our institutions will continue to allow us to provide meaningful and rewarding educational opportunities and pathways for students.”

The MOU reaffirms their commitment to work cooperatively to provide programs, improve pathways and expand services to benefit learners, employers and communities throughout Manitoba. The MOU further states that both RRC and MITT will examine ways that each institution can share resources – including but not limited to: facilities, equipment, curriculum and faculty expertise – while also supporting economic and social development initiatives to boost opportunities for Manitoba’s Indigenous and international students.

“The signing of the MOU demonstrates the commitment of both colleges to work together to the benefit of our students,” said Paul Holden, President and CEO, Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology. “We have to continue to encourage these forms of agreements across the post-secondary system.  Whether that be between universities and colleges or between a college and another college as is the case here, students need the opportunity to take what they have learned and see it recognized as they pursue advanced studies in other institutions in Manitoba.”

Both RRC and MITT are known for developing quality programs which are responsive to Manitoba’s evolving economic conditions and labour market. Both institutions have agreed to meet regularly and to work collaboratively to identify opportunities for mutual partnerships, with a goal to increase credential portability in Manitoba’s post-secondary environment, while supporting each institution’s larger goals.

About Red River College:

Red River College has eight campuses and annual enrolments of more than 30,000 in full-and part-time degree, diploma and certificate programs. Through award-winning instruction and training on state-of-the-art equipment, RRC prepares its students to become leaders in their fields, while partnering with industry to conduct research and ensure curriculum remains up-to-date. Learn more at www.rrc.ca

About The Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology:

The Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) is Manitoba’s newest public college. With 30 years of history in south Winnipeg, MITT has expanded and evolved to meet the needs of the economy for today and tomorrow — with training which is relevant, flexible and innovative. MITT seeks to transform technical career education through programs which help both students and employers succeed. Learn more at www.mitt.ca

Download the MOU here.