In The News

At BC Colleges, we want to acknowledge the successes of our colleges, especially excellence in teaching and community building. We celebrate the many milestones, projects, collaborations and announcements from our colleges on our website, in our monthly newsletter, and throughout our social media channels.

Read about the latest news and activities happening at colleges throughout BC in this month’s What’s New at BC Colleges? e-newsletter.


BC Colleges Day Celebrates Learning and Student Success

“February 26, 2019 is B.C. Colleges Day, a time to celebrate learning and student success while also looking to the future,” said John Bowman, Chair of B.C. Colleges and president of North Island College. “B.C.’s colleges are sharply focused on the future as we respond to economic change to develop the innovative and creative thinkers our emerging economy needs.”

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Red Seal Hairstyling Training from VCC Opens Door to Higher Pay & Greater Career Mobility

Many British Columbians don’t realize that in 2003, the B.C. government deregulated hairdressing. This meant anyone could pick up a pair of scissors and work in this field. But according to Emma Rasmussen, an instructional assistant in the hairstylist certificate program at Vancouver Community College, this is expected to change now that hairdressing is recognized as a Red Seal trade.

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