Red River College hosts Indspire students from across Canada

Indigenous high school students will receive interactive, hands-on tour of 11 potential career paths

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Today, over 200 Indigenous high school students from across Canada will be participating in the Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering,and will visit Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus to tour classrooms and program areas, meet instructors, and explore the many career opportunities and supports available to them.

“Engaging more aspiring Indigenous students and providing more pathways to post-secondary education and training is a key priority at the College,” said Rebecca Chartrand, Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy.

“The College is charting a new path forward focused on elevating Indigenous student success and achievement, and we are creating new and enhanced programs and supports in order to recruit and retain more Indigenous students, and ensure they have the tools and wraparound supports they need to succeed and thrive.”

As a Host College Sponsor for Soaring, students will spend the day on campus and explore 11 different program areas RRC has to offer or is developing, including Social Indigenous Enterprise, Construction Trades, Allied Health Sciences, and Civil Engineering Technology. They will also meet and hear from Rebecca Chartrand, RRC’s Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy, and enjoy lunch and entertainment by local artist, Darius Parenteau.

“We are excited to welcome high school students from coast-to-coast to our province and our school, and provide an opportunity for them to visit our campus, meet our industry leading instructors, and interact with the many rewarding career paths and supports available to them here at Red River College,” said Chartrand.

Soaring is an Indigenous youth empowerment gathering that provides First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to learn about the many career and post-secondary education options available to them. Gatherings are held across Canada, and students participate in motivational career workshops, learn about financial support, and meet Canada’s top employers.