Robertson College Celebrates Their 2018 Graduating Class at Upbeat Concert Hall Event

More than 1,000 excited Robertson College students and family members gathered at Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall today to celebrate the hard work and dedication of the graduating class of 2018. It’s the 117th graduation ceremony held since the College was first established by Mrs. M. I. Robertson as a business school back in 1911. Since then, it’s become one of Manitoba’s leading private educational post-secondary institutions, offering courses in Business, Health Care and Information Technology. Robertson also has campuses in Calgary and Edmonton as well as a very extensive online campus.

For a majority of the grads, it’s not only an accomplishment, but a milestone. The focused and practical training at the College offers students the unique opportunity to be in a new career in as little as a year. The college also has one of the highest employment rates, with 89% finding work in their field within six months.

In the words of Health Care Aide grad Breanna Mueller, who was chosen to be the college’s Class Valedictorian: “Being a student at Robertson College has provided many, many great opportunities I’ll treasure forever: one of the big things being the friends I’ve made and the people at the school. Not only are you able to learn from your instructors, but also from your peers.”

The ceremony kicked off with a stirring address by Kathy Knight, CEO of the Information and Communications Technologies Association of Manitoba (ICTAM), followed by Mayor Brian Bowman’s video message to the students. As the ceremony drew to a close, students turned their tassels to mark the beginning of the next step in their new profession and life journey.

“It was a truly exciting day for both staff and students. We’re proud of our graduating class and their determination to build a better life for themselves. It’s never an easy road, but they persevered. As educators, we really can’t ask for more,” noted Keith McConnell, Vice President, Education & Student Experience, Robertson College.