Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.59
Liaison Maria Mendes
Submission Date Aug. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Red River College Polytechnic
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.09 / 5.00
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Total number of continuing education courses offered:

Number of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

Percentage of continuing education courses that are sustainability course offerings:

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Institution’s inventory of its continuing education sustainability course offerings and descriptions:

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-focused certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

A brief description of the certificate program(s):

Social Innovation Micro-Credentials
Red River College Polytechnic’s social innovation courses in the form of micro-credentials provide the knowledge and understanding to drive positive social change through community development and relationship-building.

Social innovation brings new perspectives to existing ways of decision-making in today’s world. In these micro-credential courses, you will discover the tremendous capacities of communities and individuals looking to initiate systems change.

- Indigenous Community Consultation and Engagement: These online micro-credential courses focus on Indigenous community consultation and engagement and is the preferred training of progressive organizations, governments, and professionals committed to Indigenous relationship-building and reconciliation. Each online course awards one credit hour and a digital badge upon completion. Completing all three courses awards a fourth digital badge that demonstrates your competencies in Indigenous community consultation and engagement. Outcomes:
- Indigenous peoples are diverse and developing a strong relationship with nations and communities will allow for deeper understandings of this diversity and how best to engage with them.
- Indigenous sovereignty and decision-making is a constitutionally protected right and these micro – credential training courses will provide you with the knowledge and skills for relationship focused engagement with Indigenous peoples.
- The outcomes of engagement should remain focused on collective community knowledge, adding value to the lives of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, building capacity and reflecting cultural ways of knowing so community members can make informed decisions.
- Relationships are the foundation for good engagement and requires time to build trust. It requires commitment to establish and sustain good relationships with Indigenous partners throughout all facets of a project.
- Consultation can involve the following: meeting with Indigenous communities to share information about the project, provide reasonable resources for Indigenous communities to participate in consultation and discuss any concerns or asserted impacts of the project on Indigenous or Treaty rights.
- Upon completion, you will understand the historical and current colonial context and how this impacts Indigenous communities and projects within their communities.
- You will learn how the Indian Act, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples effect projects and how to effectively engage by utilizing guides along with other policies and principles.


Energy Micro-Credentials
Red River College Polytechnic’s energy-related courses in the form of micro-credentials provide the skills needed to demonstrate competencies and become registered, providing value to both employees and employers.

- Energy Advisor: Developed in partnership with Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA), Efficiency Manitoba and RRC Polytech Building Efficiency Technology Access Centre, this three-month micro-credential program prepares you to become a registered Energy Advisor (EA) and is the only training of its kind provided by a Canadian post-secondary institution. With the Government of Canada’s Greener Homes Initiative providing free EnerGuide energy audits for 1 million homes in Canada, registered EAs are needed. This initiative, combined with a shortage of EAs across Canada, provides the opportunity for immediate employment in an in-demand and rewarding field. The specialized skills training provided by RRC Polytech’s in-house subject matter experts and dynamic applied research facilities provide the knowledge required to pass the NRCan examination and earn your certification.


Introduction to Electric Vehicle Technology
The rise of clean technology and electric vehicles is much more than a trend – it represents a long-term, sustainable solution to lessening environmental impact by reducing emissions and fuel consumption. As industries adopt electric vehicles, the need for specialized training has increased.

Developed in partnership with the RRC Polytech Vehicle Technology and Energy Centre (VTEC) and delivered by the RRC Polytech School of Skilled Trades and Technologies (Transportation Heavy Apprenticeship and Trades), the Introduction to Electric Vehicle Technology course prepares technicians for the in-depth training of electric vehicle systems and diagnostics.

The 10-day hands-on course includes in-class theory and practical instructional methods and provides the strong electrical foundation and skills required for technicians to successfully maintain and diagnose electric vehicles.


Website URL where information about the institution’s continuing education courses and programs in sustainability is available:

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The numbers in Part 1 reflect the total section offerings, so each section of each course is counted as an individual course. Due to the way courses are tracked in our system, we were unable to split individual courses into Regular and Continuing Education, so we had to pull the total number of sections offered for each course and split that into Regular and Continuing Education. This means that courses that have multiple offerings are counted multiple times.

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