By Marlon LaForte
Trades training is a growing educational sector, and Red River College has stepped up to the plate offering newer and better facilities on campus to prepare students for the workforce.
Refrigeration, plumbing, carpentry and electrical are just some of the many trades offered by Red River College.
Each trade offers unique classroom space using innovative design. Classrooms are designed to make learning as hands-on as possible to better prepare students for the challenges they may face in workplace environments.
The Projector went to see what some of these spaces look like:
Carpentry students work on sheds in the back of the masonry classroom on Mar. 9, 2018./MARLON LAFORTE
50 years of student brickwork line the walls of the masonry classroom at the Red River College Notre Dame campus on Mar. 9, 2018./MARLON LAFORTE
Brickwork by masonry students taken on Mar. 9, 2018./MARLON LAFORTE
The upper floor of the electrical classroom where students practice wiring in framed buildings. Taken on Mar. 9, 2018./MARLON LAFORTE
Students practice wiring in the eletrical classroom on Mar. 9, 2018./MARLON LAFORTE
Students work in the refrigeration classroom on Mar. 9, 2018./MARLON LAFORTE
Students in the refrigeration program work at their stations. Taken on Mar. 9, 2018./MARLON LAFORTE
Lee Demers, Plumbing/ Gas fitting Instructor smiles for a portrait on Mar. 9, 2018./MARLON LAFORTE
Hard hats line the staircase leading down to the pit where the septic tank is housed in the plumbing classroom. The septic tank is unique to the college and alllows students an opportunity to work on septic tank maintenance. Taken on Mar. 9, 2018./MARLON LAFORTE
The bottom level of the the plumbing classroom where students practice installing commercial and residential plumbing underneath buildings. Taken on Mar. 9, 2018./MARLON LAFORTE
Guy Poirier, Carpentry Instructor smiles for a portrait in the Carpentry classroom on Mar. 9, 2018./MARLON LAFORTE