RRC offering condensed online substitute teacher, EA training to address staffing shortages

January 12, 2021
Red River College and the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents have developed two courses that are designed to address staffing shortages in Manitoba schools through training substitute teachers and educational assistants (EAs). The Basic Classroom Skills for Limited Teaching Permit Holders program will provide training to people who are hired to teach on a temporary basis, while the Educational Assistant Essentials Program will prepare EAs to work under teachers. Both courses are delivered online, are available in English and French, and will take around 30 hours to complete. “We are proud to work with our partners in the K-12 system to create solutions to address educational continuity and the pressing staffing needs identified by the task force” said RRC President Fred Meier. CBC | Winnipeg Free Press (MB)