Vancouver Community College (VCC) announces the launch of a new hairstylist apprenticeship pathway and Red Seal Endorsement (RSE). The new streamlined option is an alternative to VCC’s 10-month hairstylist certificate as it enables students to complete 11 weeks of classroom learning followed by 3,600 hours of on-the-job training to complete the two-level apprenticeship leading to trade certification from B.C.’s Industry Training Authority (ITA).
Upon completion of Level 2 of the hairstylist apprenticeship, VCC students will now also have the opportunity to earn a nationally recognized Red Seal Endorsement (RSE), giving them the ability to work anywhere in Canada without rewriting provincial license exams. Vancouver Community College is currently the only college in the B.C. Lower Mainland to offer a Red Seal Endorsement in hairstyling.