Red Seal Ready: Ashton College launches Red Seal prep courses

Vancouver, British Columbia — British Columbia’s Ashton College has launched a new online program, offering Red Seal preparation courses for six Red Seal trades, including automotive technician.

Ashton College, which has two B.C. campuses, one in Vancouver and another in Abbotsford, announced the new prep courses this morning in a press release. The offered courses include prep for Red Seal’s carpenter, plumber, construction, electrician, industrial electrician, heavy equipment operator and automotive technician programs. The prep courses may be pursued from anywhere in Canada and will help students review all the trade-specific concepts and theories necessary to challenge and successfully pass the Red Seal examination.

The online programs will be led by experienced Red Seal certified faculty who will work with students to identify and address the areas they require the most help in. Regular assignments and multiple-choice tests will aim to prepare students to take on the Red Seal exam with confidence.

“Red Seal gives tradespeople the option to work anywhere across Canada without being stuck to one province or territory, particularly new immigrants,” said Colin Fortes, president of Ashton College in this morning’s press release. “The program will also appeal to existing tradespeople who may have worked in the field for many years but never really thought about challenging the exam and getting their Red Seal certification.”

The Red Seal program was initially established in 1952 to support the mobility of apprentices and skilled tradespeople across Canada. Today, it is a nationally-recognized standard for skilled trade workers in Canada.

Founded in 1998, Ashton College offers career-ready courses and programs in a variety of disciplines, including human relations, finance, business, accounting, immigration, consulting, home inspection and more.

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