Red River College is celebrating its 75th anniversary, having expanded over the decades from one building in Winnipeg to nine different campuses across southern Manitoba.
The college's forerunner, Industrial Vocational Training School, opened on Oct. 9, 1938, with a handful of courses and 450 students.
These days, Red River offers more than 200 different programs to more than 30,000 students.
"We are a major significant force in the economy of this province. Our graduates are everywhere," college president Stephanie Forsythe said Wednesday.
"Most of our grads stay in Manitoba, and so that's a significant contribution to the social and economic development in this province."
The CBC's Meagan Fiddler spoke with two Red River alumni, Segovia chef-owner Adam Donnelly and recent automotive diploma graduate Derrick Sinclair, as the college celebrated its milestone on Wednesday.
Click on the video player above to watch her full report.