"Creating education and training pathways accessible to any person that wishes to learn"
The Royal Alberta College (RAC) is an Indigenous backed, volunteer-based, non-partisan, not-for-profit, industry-led, post-secondary vocational training school. The school was created through the guidance, support and leadership of professionals from various occupations including survivors of residential schools and those that represent marginalized groups. The RAC offers accredited diploma programs, short-course certificates and career and life-skills training
The RAC mandate is to create education and training pathways that allow forward progress towards reconciliation by enabling equal access to affordable, accessible, high-quality education to any person that wishes to learn.
The process of enabling equal access to high-quality, affordable education has been created through the RAC’s core group of highly skilled professionals that volunteer their expertise to create programs in conjunction with industry leaders.
Equal Access Education
The RAC and industry stakeholders collaborate to create solutions through education, mentorship, job training and guidance in a non-confrontational, culturally sensitive, inclusive and supportive environment. Our industry partners value the importance of creating equal access to education without barriers to enable better representation within their industry of qualified and trained individuals, that will include those that represent marginalized groups; including individuals from lower socioeconomic brackets, Canadians that identify as Black, Indigenous or as a Person of Colour [BIPOC], Newcomers, Refugees, Women, racialized and any other underserved community that requires support.
Collectively through our partnerships we will eliminate the effects of “adverse impact,” and fulfill employment shortages with trained and qualified people through our self-funded, self-sustaining Educational Ecosystem and Knowledge Hub, we wish to better enable our wonderful country.
The Alberta Licensee has gathered a group of highly skilled individuals that will guide the College on a volunteer basis. The Board’s priority is to enable the mandate of the College, “Enabling equal access to affordable, high-quality, accessible education to all Canadians without barriers.”
These volunteers are termed as Governors and will provide their recommendations to the College, the president, admission and other staff on an as needed basis for the best interest for the College and its learners.
These volunteers assure that the relationships with the institution’s president, The Alberta Licensee and the Government of Alberta (which occurs primarily through the Minister), serve to help the institution fulfill its mandate and obligations within the Alberta Post-Vocational Act (PVA).
The Royal Alberta College acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of Treaty 6 and home of Métis Nation of Alberta Zone 4.
We also acknowledge the Inuit and other diverse Indigenous peoples whose ancestors have marked this territory for centuries, a place that has welcomed many peoples from around the world to make their home here.
We, at The Royal Alberta College, commit to restoring and honouring the Truth and Reconciliation calls to action; we strongly believe that truth must be acknowledged to move forward to reconciliation.
” Together we call upon all our collective communities to build a stronger understanding of all peoples who dwell on this land we call home.” – The Board of Governors of The Royal Alberta College