Red Deer Polytechnic has expanded its educational programming with new degrees, a diploma, a certificate, and two micro-credentials. The polytechnic launched two new degree programs in education and business to provide students with local opportunities to gain education: The Bachelor of Education program, which will start in 2022, and the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, which will begin the following year. “This is a monumental win for students,” said RDP Students’ Association President Savannah Snow. “Students wishing to pursue education in central Alberta will be able to learn and live close to their support systems. We are taking measurable steps towards eliminating brain drain in our region.” RDP will also be offering a Therapeutic Massage Therapy Diploma, Paralegal Certificate, and Elder Care Aide and Transitional-Vocational Programming micro-credentials in Fall 2022. RDP Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.