Part of a Greater Community

Written by Shelley Newman on March 14, 2017

Laura Allard understands business. As a senior accountant with MNP in Red Deer, she’s part of the private enterprise team that works with a variety of clients from across central Alberta. Before she started working in a career that she loves, Laura began her business education at RDC, and her step-by-step approach allowed her to earn three different accreditations. “Through RDC and the...

The Key to a Successful Career

Written by Kyla Bolt on February 27, 2017

RDC Reasons Brandon
It’s his first year as an instructor here at Red Deer College and already he has made a strong impact.As a graduate of the Locksmith Apprenticeship Program at RDC and with 10 years of experience, Brandon Ostrass is beyond knowledgeable in the area. Now, he plays a key role in the program where he was once a student.Brandon became the Locksmith instructor in December 2015. He was also brought in...

Finding Balance

Written by Kyla Bolt on February 27, 2017

RDC Reasons Amanada
Having plateaued in her previous profession as a research technician, for which she had to commute an hour each way, Amanda Farrant came to Red Deer College to find a more fulfilling career. “I reached the peak of my potential there, and I was ready to make a change,” she says.In 2013, she enrolled in the Pharmacy Technician program and returned to college to pursue her new profession. At the end...

Show your support for #irespect this weekend

Written by Adam Turlejski, Kings Volleyball on February 14, 2017

#irespect awareness campaign
Written by Adam Turlejski, Kings VolleyballThis coming weekend (February 17 & 18) will see an #irespect awareness campaign at the college in the main gymnasium. The cause itself came about from the local Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre (CASASC) and is an effort to help society realize how important the concept of respect is. Kings and Queens Volleyball and Basketball games...

The Power of Perseverance

Written by Shelley Newman on January 30, 2017

She’s a first-year student in the Educational Assistant program at Red Deer College. In her spare time, she competes in archery and also enjoys a variety of musical pursuits. Until recently, she was a horseback rider who competed in barrel racing and other speed events in high school rodeos.And she has cerebral palsy.Shayna McGregor’s unique perspective and powerful life experiences have shaped...

When Opportunity Knocks

Written by Shelley Newman on January 30, 2017

Adam Sia learned about Red Deer College from a friend. And, after doing some research into the programs RDC offered, he realized it might be just what he was looking for.The British Columbia native enrolled in the Education program, bought a house – sight-unseen – near the College and moved to Red Deer to begin a new chapter in his life. “When I looked at what Red Deer College and Red Deer had to...

A Passion for Storytelling

Written by Shelley Newman on January 30, 2017

For Cal New, the end game was always to get a film education. It’s just his role in the films that’s changed.The filmmaker from Crossfield, Alberta, recently started his own production company but, when he first started to pursue his post-secondary education, Cal anticipated he’d be on the other side of the lens. “I always thought I’d be a full-time actor,” he says. “That was my original vision...

RDC Carpentry Instructors Continue to Build Their Skills

Written by Kaelyn Gillard on November 18, 2016

RDC Timber Framing Structure
During the week of September 12, 2016, instructors from the Red Deer College Carpentry Department had a chance to try their hand at a unique style of construction as part of a group professional development project. The six RDC instructors, who have over two centuries worth of carpentry experience between them, had the opportunity to become the students as they learned about timber framing and...

Gavin Schmitt prepares for the 2016 Olympic Games

Written by Shelley Newman on June 24, 2016

Gavin Schmitt at a Team Canada event.
Gavin Schmitt was in grade 12 when he first started playing volleyball. Like many elite athletes, he had dabbled in a lot of different sports, with basketball being his main sport as a youth, but his decision to play volleyball turned out to be a life-changing choice.Now a professional athlete and one of the stars on the Canadian Men’s Volleyball team, the former Kings Volleyball player is...

Chaim Schalk representing Red Deer in Rio

Written by Shelley Newman on June 24, 2016

Chaim Schalk and Ben Saxton at a recent event.
From the backyard beach volleyball court he played on growing up to the famous Copacabana beach in Rio, Chaim Schalk has had a lifelong passion for volleyball. This summer, the former Kings Volleyball player will achieve a huge goal by representing Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games.Chaim and his teammate, Ben Saxton, qualified for the Olympics in June, and the pair will be representing Canada in...