Film Training Manitoba’s Managing Director Adam Smoluk will be providing the welcome address at Red River College (RRC)’s convocation at Winnipeg’s Centennial Concert Hall on February 4, 2020. His address is for the Business and Applied Arts, Continuing Education, Education, Arts and Sciences, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, and Indigenous Education programs.
“As a proud alumnus of Red River College, I’m deeply honoured to congratulate the graduates and their family and to encourage them in their pursuit of jobs and careers in our growing Province.” Said Smoluk.
Red River College (RRC) is Manitoban’s largest post-secondary institute of applied learning and applied research, with over 200 degrees, diploma and certificate programs, and more than 21,000 students annually.
Smoluk has been with FTM since 2006 and was promoted six times to the senior executive position. He is currently the youngest executive in the Manitoba Sector Council program which is funded by the Province of Manitoba’s Department of Economic Development and Training. During his leadership of FTM, he has overseen the company’s restructuring, launched a rebranding, and successfully expanded the organization’s partnerships and revenues.
Smoluk graduated with a Business Administration diploma from McMaster University and with honours from RRC’s Human Resource Management and Management Development programs. He completed a career employment-coaching certificate from the University of Winnipeg and earned a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation and a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP) Senior Certified Professional designation. He was selected to RRC’s billboard campaign for distinguished alumni.
He studied on scholarship at the British American Drama Academy at Oxford University and was the youngest person ever selected to the National Screen Institute of Canada’s Features First Program for professional filmmakers. He was the sole writer from the Americas awarded selection to the 2016 eQuinoxe Europe International Screenwriting Program in Lindau, Germany.
He served on the executive of Youth Employment Services Manitoba, the ACTRA Manitoba council, and is the former Chair for the United Way of Winnipeg’s GenNext Council for young community leaders. He was a key organizer of the first GenNext Summit held in North America.
He currently serves as the Vice-Chair for the Advisory Board for Essential Skills Manitoba and on the board of directors for the Westland Foundation, which provides post-secondary scholarships for inner Winnipeg students, and was appointed to the Advisory Committee for REEL CANADA which advocates for Canadian Cinema.
Smoluk was a recipient of the Future Leaders of Manitoba award; he was awarded an Investors Group scholarship for leadership studies at The Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute at the Banff Centre. He was awarded the Manitoba Federation of Labour’s Al Cerilli scholarship, a scholarship to attend the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Winnipeg Program and an RBC Foundation scholarship to attend governance training with the Institute of Corporate Directors.
His debut film, HORSETHIEVES was awarded the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the Winnipeg International Film Festival. His second feature film, FOODLAND was acquired by Shaw and premiered on the Independent Film Channel (IFC). The film was broadcast on Super Channel and designated to the Gem selections for critically acclaimed films. He served as a director for the Frantic Films and Discovery Channel’s true-crime series IN PLAIN SIGHT.
Adam contributed profiles of the Right Honourable Edward Schreyer and Manitoba Film & Music’s CEO Carole Vivier for THE HEART OF WINNIPEG, a book that profiles community leaders.
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