Recruitment Services Newsletter

February 2023 Edition
In this issue:
Important Dates
February 20, 2023
Family Day. Red Deer Polytechnic Closed.

February 21 - February 24, 2023
Reading Break.  No Credit Classes.

February 27, 2023
Credit Classes Resume.

Red Deer Polytechnic Education and Career Expo

As a way to prepare more students for rewarding careers and to create connections with regional organizations and employers, Red Deer Polytechnic will host its 2023 Career Expo, along with Spring Open House, on Thursday, April 27 on its main campus.  

 Red Deer Polytechnic is proud to collaborate with counselors, teachers, exhibitors, industry, and community members to offer an educational and immersive experience for students to explore a variety of careers at the Polytechnic’s 2023 Career Expo. To complement Career Expo, Red Deer Polytechnic will also host its Spring Open House on the same day, showcasing its impressive programming, services and facilities. 

Grade 8 to 11 students are invited to attend the first session on April 27 from 9 am – 3 pm, providing them with an opportunity to learn about the range of Red Deer Polytechnic’s industry relevant programs. In addition, students will have the opportunity to engage with central Alberta employers and increase their awareness about a variety of careers through hands-on and interactive displays. 

From 5 – 8 pm, employers will have an opportunity to connect with high school and post-secondary students, along with community members, who are ready to enter the workforce or are seeking a career change. Red Deer Polytechnic will also offer program presentations, guided tours, interactive activities, and free program applications for prospective students.

The Polytechnic’s Academic Advisors will be available to answer questions.  
Program Spotlight on the Social Work Diploma

Do you have students interested in helping others to help themselves? The focus of social work is on the interactions between people and their social environment. The program examines how to help people meet the demands of daily life by helping to increase their access to resources, services and opportunities as individuals or within their communities. Students will learn to identify gaps and challenges in those systems, and ways in which they can be addressed.  The social work diploma program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.  This program has unique entrance requirements including not only academic requirements, but also a personal essay, 100 volunteer or employment experience, reference letters and interviews.  Scheduling of interviews for all completed application packages received by February 14 will begin February 17.  Completed applications will continue to be accepted after February 14 until all seats are filled.  

Students who do not meet the academic entrance requirements, or have not completed their non-academic requirements, may want to consider academic upgrading or open studies pathways.

We encourage students to connect with an advisor for more information!

Programs Open for Spring Registration

Winter term may have already begun, but there are still many program options for Spring of 2023.  Before you apply, check out which programs are open

  •  Spring deadline to apply is May 2, 2023.
Scholarships and Awards
Get ready!  Red Deer Polytechnic's General Awards Application will be available between March 1 and May 31. 

Scholarships and Awards currently open include:

Red Deer Polytechnic Building on Excellence Academic Award
Red Deer Polytechnic's Tenants' Association Building Community Scholarship
Awards for Pre-Employment Students
Metis Scholar Award
Indigenous Careers Award
Students' Association of Red Deer Polytechnic Leaderships Awards
Series Summer Arts School Scholarship
Health Sciences Rural Practicum Bursary
Red Deer Polytechnic Athletic Awards and Scholarships
Request a Recruiter
We would love to visit you!  Our RDP recruiters are excited to come to your classroom or event to provide information or a fun filled presentation.  Contact to discuss the possibility of a presentation. 

Are you looking for an educational and exciting field trip for your students?  Red Deer Polytechnic is happy to offer customized tours and presentations for your students.  You can reach out directly to Tracy McClelland at for more information or to set up your tour.
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