WRHA Patient Safety hired two of the program students during the summer to help us develop a user guide to our critical incident database application. The students were instrumental in the gathering and organization of the enormous amount of information required to help guide users through this complicated web based tool used throughout the Winnipeg health region. They brought many valuable ideas to this guide such as web based development and video tutorials. After this initial project we extended their time with us to help develop an initial guide to the management processes for critical incident investigators. As patient safety work continues to evolve the contributions of the students continue to contribute by remaining flexible to development. I found these students a valuable asset and enjoyed contributing to their education and experience as well!
Elaine Pelletier, WRHA Applied Learning
Working in the Technical Communication field does not mean sitting at your desk and writing. The job is always changing. Some days, you would interview engineers about specs they have written. Other days, you could find yourself redesigning any number of important company documents. At the college, you learn valuable problem solving skills and research techniques; the experience you get from doing Co-op work is invaluable.
Ben Davies, Marketing Service Specialist, Parker Hannifin. Class of 2005
People do not realize how great a need there is for technical communicators who have the type of training that can be acquired at Red River College. At the college, you learn a wide range of transferable skills - writing and editing, computer software, and presentation techniques - all of which prepare you for almost any working environment. The skill sets you leave the program with give you the ability to adapt to the needs of your job.
Loriebeth Quileza, Redesign Technologist, Standard Aero. Class of 2005