Monday, December 11, 2017

Top 10 Moments of 2017!

As 2017 draws to a close, we found ourselves reminiscing some of the greatest moments of the year. We have grown a lot in the past 12 months and are so proud of our students and staff for continually working hard to achieve their goals and enhancing industry standards.

So in true New Year’s Eve tradition, countdown with us some of our favourite moments of 2017:

#10 Busy Bees

Our Students know how to keep busy. Apart from going to school, they participated in many events, from travelling to Mexico to volunteering for various local non-profits, and visiting local businesses. Our Calgary Campus participated in Outrun the Stigma run to advocate mental health and well-being. Robertson College students are ambassadors of the community and we couldn’t be prouder!

#9 Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers: The Complete Nail Biting Experience

Our Alberta campuses decided to throw in a little friendly competition during the NHL playoff game between the Flames and the Oilers. The result, our Calgary Campus Director, Dean, sported an Oilers jersey after the Flames lost the game.

#8 Reliving Student Successes

In July, we launched the campaign ‘Closer than You Think’ to promote success stories from former Robertson College grads. These stories were personal and gave us insight into all the roles our students played on their road to a successful career.

#7 Edmonton Students Take on A Big Bike… Literally! 

Our students from the Edmonton Campus participated in the Big Bike Challenge and raised $1400 to support the Edmonton Chapter of the Heart and Stroke foundation in cardiovascular disease research.

#6 Truly Canadian, eh? 

Our students celebrated Canada's 150th birthday on campus with various contests, activities and treats. We never fail to follow through on Robertson College Traditions! So in Calgary, we put on our Cowboy boots again for the annual Calgary Stampede BBQ lunch!

#5 You Asked for More Program Choices, We Delivered!

2017 also marked the launch of not 1 but 5 new programs across Health Care, Business and IT. We always strive to keep up with industry demands and the 5 new programs are just the beginning.

#4 2,000 Graduates and Three Graduation Ceremonies

This year, we saw over 2,000 students from our campuses graduate in three different ceremonies. It was a humbling moment for us. Thank you for letting us be a part of your achievements now and in the future.

#3 600 Online Students and Counting

We know online education is the future so we launched a variety of programs that you could take from home. The result *cue the drum roll*, we had 600 online students enroll in our programs. A number we had never seen before. So we will continue to expand our program selection and hope to beat our numbers next year.

#2 New Walls, Same Old Robertson Spirit

We’re going to play Captain Obvious and state that 2017 was a big year for us. We opened doors to 2 new campuses in Edmonton and Calgary. While we may be in new surroundings, we’re still YOUR Robertson Family; with the same vision of helping you get a career you love and a job you’re passionate about.

#1 it’s not us, it’s all YOU!

And finally our #1 reason to celebrate 2017 is you, our students. Your determination to a new career is inspiring! Not only did our students work hard to achieve their goals, they had fun doing it too; from potlucks to holidays. Thank you for letting us be a part of some of your greatest times at school. Where would we be without you?

On behalf of all the staff and instructors here at Robertson College, we would like to wish you and your loved ones a very happy holiday season! May 2018 be filled with many such little moments and lots of big ones too.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Winnipeg Medical Laboratory Assistant Program Students Ace CSMLS Board Exams

Robertson College Winnipeg is thrilled to announce that the Medical Laboratory Assistant program (MLA14) students achieved a 93% pass rate in the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) Board Exams held in October 2017. The national average pass rate for the exam was 70%.

CSMLS is the national certifying body for medical laboratory professionals. It aims to promote nationally accepted standards for medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory assistants. With over 14,000 members,  CSMLS conducts exams all across Canada and issues certificates to individuals that meet its prescribed standards.

We're proud of our staff and students for their efforts to maintain professional standards as medical laboratory professionals.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Check out our new Massage Therapy lab classroom in Calgary!


Our new Massage Therapy lab classroom in Calgary combines theory with practical knowledge. It aims to have our students fully prepared for their new careers as Massage Therapists and Remedial Massage Therapists.

If you've been looking for a Massage Therapy program that combines texbook learning and on-job training, then consider Robertson College Calgary to help you develop the skills you need.

Our Massage Therapy program starts February 26, 2018. Submit your application today!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Top 5 Reasons You Should Consider a Career in Massage Therapy

Have you been mulling over whether Massage Therapy is the right career for you? Have you made your list of pros and cons but can’t decide? Then, here are top 5 reasons why you should consider a career in Massage Therapy.

You want to help others: If you’ve always wanted to work in a career where you could help your people, then massage therapy is for you. A career as a Massage Therapist will ensure you leave your clients feeling healthier and stronger after each appointment.

You want a career: You don’t just want a job; you want to be able to build a career. There is a lot of room to grow as a massage therapist. As long as you’re well-liked and have the skills you need, you’re sure to climb up the corporate ladder. Remember, you decide where you want to go and how you want to get there.

You enjoy a flexible schedule: Most Massage Therapists don’t work a 9-5 job. They work different schedules and can often decide when they want to start or end their work day. So whether you’re an early riser or more of an afternoon person, there’s always going to be hours you can work.

You would like options: Not all Massage Therapists work in massage clinics and spas. Massage Therapists can work in physiotherapy, chiropractic and sports injury clinics, as well as fitness and wellness centres.

You value experience: If hands-on-experience is important to you, the Massage Therapy Program at Robertson College is for you. With our student massage clinic and access to expert training and evidence-informed education, you are sure to get the experience you need to be a successful Massage Therapist.

Bonus reason! Job security: With an increasing number of people needing massage therapy to lead a healthy life, you're sure to find employment no matter where you go.

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, contact us today! We have just the course for you. Plus with the hands-on-experience our course offers, our students are guaranteed experience and exposure required to succeed in the profession of Massage Therapy.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Join our Edmonton campus for Holiday Acts of Kindness

The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on our blessings and find ways to make life better for those around us. On Tuesday, December 12th, our students and staff from the Edmonton campus will be visiting long term care facilities to deliver a little holiday joy to the residents!

Join us!

We invite any graduates in the Edmonton area to join us! We are looking for knitters, crocheters, singers, holiday card writers and nail technicians to apply nail polish. We would also appreciate any donation of holiday cards to deliver to the residents.

For more information, please contact our Edmonton campus to find out how you can get involved!