Continuing Education Grad Honoured by PMI Manitoba

Congratulations to Continuing Education grad Arlene Ebora (Project Management, 2013), who was honoured earlier this week with a $1,000 student achievement award at PMI Manitoba's annual conference.

Ebora, who immigrated from the Philippines in 2007 through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee program, now works as a technical account manager at Microsoft Enterprise Services in Winnipeg.

She received the award from PMI Manitoba and Red River College based on a combination of academic excellence, outstanding teamwork skills and personal drive, having impressed both her instructors and her employers with her enthusiasm and intelligence.

"Having a teacher for a mother has instilled in me the value of education," says Ebora. "When given the opportunity to enroll in RRC's Project Management program through work, I felt excited to be a student again, and nostalgic to walk the halls of an academic building again."

Ebora also had high praise for both the program and Continuing Education itself, noting the latter allowed her the opportunity to upgrade her training while still working a full-time job.

"Every enrolment was a breeze, all my instructors are reputable with great experiences to share, and the content of the course material is very relevant to what's happening in the real world," says Ebora.

"The program has helped mebecome better at managing time, given me the confidence to communicate with people in various levels and departments in the organization, and allowed me to expand my horizons outside my comfort zone."

In her job at Microsoft, Ebora serves customers in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

"The program has been instrumental in getting me into that role, and the skills I gained allowed me to easily communicate and relate to the I.T. project managers across the customer base that I handle," she says.

Click here for more information about RRC's Project Management program.