WINNIPEG, March 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Red River College (RRC) launched a new website today in support of its Technology Access Centre (TAC) initiative serving aerospace and manufacturing organizations in Manitoba, across Canada and beyond.
RRC's Technology Access Centre - an initiative made possible by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and industry partners - supports both large and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by providing enhanced access to RRC's technological assets, specialized facilities and equipment, and subject matter expertise. Organizations will benefit from the TAC by gaining access to technology and expertise previously unavailable directly to industry.
This website provides an industry portal - a tool through which aerospace and manufacturing organizations can view all of the resources RRC has to offer. It provides a direct online source for information including: full-time student programming from which to draw future workers; how to hire co-op students and interns; facilities and equipment available for projects; and how the College can support industry directly through applied research, technical services, and training activities.
Designed to be viewed in any language, the website highlights success stories and student projects, a repository of posted tips and tricks helpful for practitioners in the workplace and an events calendar detailing upcoming seminars and events. In addition, RRC's facilities can be viewed via several videos, one an overview of the TAC and one of TAC applied research. The website enables industry to connect easily with RRC - to get to the right person to provide solutions and rapid turnaround.
"This new website continues to promote the valued partnerships we have with companies like StandardAero and our industrial campus, Centre for Aerospace Technology and Training (CATT)," said Don MacDonald, Dean, School of Transportation, Aviation and Manufacturing at RRC. "This new resource will ultimately provide more opportunities for industry, and for RRC students studying in these areas."
About RRC's Technology Access Centre:
The TAC is made possible through the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC's) Community and College Innovation Program. NSERC provides funding to Canadian colleges to address the applied research and innovation needs of local companies. The grants are intended to enhance the ability of companies to become more productive by enabling them to readily access college expertise, technology, and equipment. Additionally we would like to recognize the generous support received over the years from Western Economic Diversification (WED), enabling RRC to stay current with the latest technologies available.
Visit the TAC website at: www.rrc.ca/tac to learn more about RRC's Technology Access Centre.
About Red River College:
Red River College is one of Manitoba's largest post secondary institutions with over 30,000 enrolments in full- and part-time and apprenticeship programs each year. RRC is also one of Canada's leading colleges in the area of applied research.
SOURCE: Red River College
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