New International Students

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Welcome New Students!

Below you will have important information about our next International Welcome Week Orientation (August 8-11, 2017) and the Introduction to College and Work Program (August 14 – September 1, 2017).

Please note that the college will be closed on August 7 for a Civic Holiday.

All new international students starting classes must attend orientation events. During the welcome week you will learn more about what to expect during your studies at MITT, get to know the campus, meet our staff and fellow students, and explore the city of Winnipeg. All events start at our Henlow Campus, 130 Henlow Bay, in the Delta Room at 9:00 a.m. Punctuality is important – we are working on Canadian time! Check out a map and parking information, and look up how to get here on the bus. You can use the Winnipeg Transit tool Navigo to find out how to get to MITT by bus.

International Welcome Week Orientation - August 8-11, 2017

Themes and Schedule

Settlement in Canada (Tuesday August 8th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) – We want to welcome you with MITT! First impressions always are important. Learn about the college and the people that are going to be part of your experience at MITT. You will be part of different presentations about culture in Canada and what to do to better adjust to your new city: Winnipeg. This is also an opportunity for you to meet other international students. Lunch included.

Student Services (Wednesday, August 9th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) - You will receive information about the supports and services available for you at MITT. During this session you will get to know the names and faces of the people who are here to support you. You will also learn about the process for obtaining a Manitoba Health Card. Lunch included.

Student Life & Admin Day (Thursday, August 10th, 9:00 - 3:00 p.m.) – There are many other things that happen at MITT apart from classes. We want you to engage in other aspects of student life. You will do a campus tour and get introduced to the student groups and sport activities happening at the college. In addition, this day the admissions team will finalize your student file by reviewing your Study Permit and transcripts from your previous studies. You will be able to obtain your student ID card, Social Insurance Number, bus pass, and locker. Lunch not included.

Winnipeg (Friday, August 11th, 9:00 - 3:00) – We will finish your orientation week by traveling to the famous Canadian Museum for Human Rights and the Fork Market and Historical site. This is an optional activity and registration is required to participate. The visit to the museum and the forks have a cost of $10 that includes transportation from MITT to the museum, admittance fee to the museum and transportation back to MITT. Lunch not included.

Please contact us if you have any allergies or special dietary requirements: orientation@mitt.ca

What should I bring?

  • Tuesday: Comfortable clothes, reusable water bottle & $10 for (optional) Friday event
  • Wednesday: Comfortable clothes, reusable water bottle & $10 for (optional) Friday event
  • Thursday: admission documents, transcripts, passport, study permit and a packed lunch.
  • Friday: money for lunch, comfortable shoes and reusable water bottle

Introduction to College and Work program - August 14 – September 1, 2017

 

The Introduction to College and Work program is made up of three mandatory one-week courses to help prepare international students for what is expected of them while studying at MITT and in their work practicums. 

Courses will focus on promoting learning strategies to help students become more efficient and effective in the classroom, resume writing, interview skills and how to market yourself to prospective employers, intercultural communication skills and how to manage the expectations of the Canadian workplace. 

Students will be required to demonstrate their competence in these skill areas through assignments and presentations. 

Course Schedule:

  • August 14th to 18th: Enhancing Skills for College and Work
  • August 21st to 25th: Career Planning and Employment Readiness
  • August 28th to September 1st: Transition to Work

 

Other upcoming dates:

September 7 – MITT Year Kick-off(more information coming soon!)

September 8 – First day of technical program for all students

 

For questions or further information about orientation please email us at orientation@mitt.ca.

 

We look forward to meeting you!

MITT Student Life

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