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Polytechnic Means More

Illya Omelyanchuk, Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Illya Omelyanchuk knows the value of positive connections and collaboration.  

Born in Ukraine, Illya, along with his parents and brother, moved to central Alberta in the summer of 2010. After graduating in 2019 from Notre Dame High School in Red Deer, he wanted to start his post-secondary program near family.  

“Being able to attend Red Deer Polytechnic close to home has made the transition from high school much easier,” says Illya, a first-year Bachelor of Science Engineering student. “The technology, small class sizes, ability to collaborate with my peers and to connect with industry are huge advantages at RDP.” 

Along with taking five courses during Winter 2023 Term, Illya works as an Applied Research Technician in the Polytechnic’s Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing (CIM-TAC), which is a 15,000 square foot collaborative hub that helps entrepreneurs to bring ideas to life and solve industry problems. Many students like Illya, as well as industry partners and other stakeholders, have been able to access unique opportunities through the CIM-TAC, which houses $6.6 million in prototype and advanced manufacturing equipment.  

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More ways to learn.
More industry connections.
More impactful experiences. 

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More ways to learn

More ways
to learn. 


Experiential learning, technology integration, and applied research opportunities complement the instruction from industry experts in innovative facilities.

More industry connections

More industry connections. 


RDP’s partnerships provide opportunities to enrich the economic, cultural, intellectual and social development of Alberta.

More impactful experiences

More impactful experiences. 


RDP learners receive unique opportunities to grow their competencies in a range of credentials that prepare them to become leaders in their careers and communities.


Becoming Red Deer Polytechnic was a big moment for us, the region and province, but what does it mean to become a polytechnic? It means we can offer more. Our polytechnic has more ways to learn, more industry connections and more impactful experiences. 

Do more at Red Deer Polytechnic! 

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