Red River College offers pilot program for students with intellectual disabilities

June 5, 2014

Red River College will launch a pilot program this fall that will offer persons with intellectual disabilities new opportunities to develop their skills and join the workforce. Participants in the Transforming Futures program will be offered hands-on training in career exploration and essential employability skills. Students will also be given the opportunity to integrate into Red River College programming if they so choose. “Once students complete the program, they will be better positioned to take advantage of job opportunities and build a strong future here in Manitoba,” said Manitoba Finance Minister Jennifer Howard. 20 students will be accepted into the program in 2014. Manitoba contributed $266,000 in funding to the project. Alberta and New Brunswick also recently announced programs to aid students with disabilities. RRC News | Manitoba News Release | CTV | Winnipeg Free Press