Posted on May 28, 2024

Partner Spotlight: Coast Capital supports Red Seal Trades training at VCC

three students posingRecipients of the Coast Capital Trades award (pictured from left): Leah Moon, Baking and Pastry Arts; Drake Dickart, Auto Collision Refinishing; and Mahto Boneshirt, Culinary Arts. 

Ƶ (VCC) celebrates ’s renewed commitment for the advancement of Red Seal Trades training. 

With their generous contribution and commitment of $90,000, Ƶis poised to elevate opportunities and excellence within the skilled trades sector. This funding will help reduce financial barriers to students through scholarships and bursaries, allowing them to again valuable skills training for the workforce.  

“Coast Capital recognizes the critical role of the Red Seal trades in driving innovation and sustained economic growth across Canada," says Tara Walter, Manager, Social Purpose Ecosystem. "We know that the Red Seal certification is crucial for maximizing long-term earning potential, helping apprentices build better futures, unlock financial opportunity, and grow their incomes. Our financial support will align with VCC’s vision of being the first choice for innovative and experiential learning for life.” 

Adds Lucy Griffiths Dean, School of Trades, Technology & Design: "This partnership with Coast Capital strengthens our ability to provide hands-on training, resources, and support to students pursuing a Red Seal certification. Together, we are shaping a workforce that meets the demands of evolving industries."

A Red Seal is proof of excellence in certain skilled trades that is recognized by employers across Canada. Not only does it recognize a high level of skill, but certification can lead to more job opportunities, greater career mobility, and higher pay. Red Seal recipients often report a greater sense of pride by achieving the highest qualification in their profession. Ƶoffers Red Seal training in Culinary and Pastry Arts, Automotive Servicing, Collision and Refinishing, and Hairstyling.

To highlight the impact that Coast Capital has made on our students over the last school year, we proudly present three outstanding student recipients in this feature video. Drake Dickart, Auto Collision Refinishing; Leah Moon, Baking and Pastry Arts; and Mahto Boneshirt, Culinary Arts. 


Coast Capital 2022/23 Award Recipients: 

Drake Dickart
Georgia Ball
Janette Jazmine Mabolo
Hongyu Ni
Kison Raveendran
Leah Moon
Livia Hsi
Mahto Boneshirt 
Rebecka Hill
Tejdeep Singh 
Tyson Pasquier-Alaba
Wing Yin Sit 

Learn more about how you can help Ƶstudents with a gift to ƵFoundation.