Nov 23
Meet Gary van der Zweep

This fall one of our RRC own, Gary van der Zweep, won the Apprenticeship Manitoba Award of Distinction for Instructor of the Year.

Gary Van Der Zweek.jpgGary van der Zweep teaches Aircraft Maintenance at the Stevenson Campus.

We connected with Gary to learn more about the perspective and practices that are important to his career in education.

Gary noted that his students often have experience in the trade before coming to RRC. As such, a major priority for him is to include examples of the specific equipment the students have worked on in the past. For example, when teaching basic turbine engine theory, he researches how the theory applies to the aircraft that his students are familiar with. It’s more work, but Gary says it’s worth it to engage his students and keep his own skills current.

He also leverages his students’ practical experience by creating lots of opportunities for students to learn from each other.

Please join us in extending congratulations to our colleague!

Photo: Gary van der Zweep receiving his award from Colleen Kachulak, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Post-Secondary Education and Workforce Development, Manitoba Education and Training.

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Congratulations Gary!

Ther...

Congratulations Gary!

There is currently a story about Gary on the RRC homepage as well: https://www.rrc.ca/news/2018/11/20/all-systems-go-aircraft-maintenance-mentor-named-instructor-of-the-year/ 
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  • Janine Carmichael
 on 11/23/2018 9:01 AM

Congratulations Gary! Nice ...

Congratulations Gary! Nice Work!
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  • Andrew Warren
 on 11/23/2018 12:03 PM