Collège Boréal has become an authorized Red Seal assessment centre for the hairstylist trade.
Collège Boréal offers both apprenticeship and post-secondary hairstylist programs in Timmins and Sudbury.
Hairstylist is a trade regulated by the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009. In order to complete an apprenticeship training program in the trade, individuals must become members of the Ontario College of Trades (OCT), and apprentices must remain active members for the duration of their apprenticeship.
The OCT is the apprenticeship and certification authority for the Red Seal Program in Ontario.
Upon completing an apprenticeship, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development will issue an individual a Certificate of Apprenticeship.
To become certified and registered as a journeyperson in the hairstylist trade, apprentices and successful Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) applicants must obtain a score of 70 per cent or more on the provincial certificate of qualification exam and, as of Jan. 1, 2019, pass the Red Seal practical assessment.
Individuals will now have the opportunity to take the practical assessment at Collège Boréal in Timmins and in Sudbury.
“Collège Boréal works very closely with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and Ontario College of Trades to ensure that all of its post-secondary and apprenticeship programs meet industry standards,” said Collège Boréal president Daniel Giroux, in a press release.
“Becoming an authorized Red Seal assessment centre is a testimony to our commitment to quality training and educational excellence.”
“For years, hairstylist professionals, stakeholders, and industry representatives have lobbied for the development and inclusion of this practical assessment, allowing Ontario to fully participate in the Red Seal Program for hairstylists,” said Denis Brouillette, manager, apprenticeship programs, Collège Boréal.
“With this change, Ontario certified hairstylists will now be recognized on the same level as all other jurisdictions across Canada.”