RED in the Media

Vancouver is taking notice of RED! Check out our recent interview by Global News, front page of 24hrs newspaper, and articles by the Georgia Straight, Vancity Buzz, and Techvibes:


24hrs – Companies push to close tech gap.

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It’s one of B.C.’s fastest-growing industries, but traditional education isn’t keeping up with it. That’s why many tech professionals are finding new ways to make sure students are graduating with marketable skills.

Over the next six months, more than 3,500 high-paying tech, digital entertainment and interactive jobs are expected to open up in Vancouver “” just a drop in the bucket to the 15,500 new jobs predicted to open by 2019… Read More



Techvibes – Vancouver’s first digital media and technology school will be opening its doors this summer.

Red Academy - ReDesign Your Career

As Vancouver’s tech industry continues to grow, RED stakes the claim of being the city’s only post-secondary education facility that is solely dedicated to the digital realm… Read More



Vancity BuzzDigital media and technology school RED Academy opens this summer.


In the next four years, there will be 15,500 jobs that need to be filled by skilled, qualified tech professionals. Finding them, however, may be a greater challenge. With little educational resources for budding IT’ers to learn industry-needed skills, honing local talent has become a concern… Read More



Georgia Straight – Red Academy opens to train professionals for Vancouver’s growing tech sector.

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As opposed to traditional university programs, students at Red Academy will engage with professional clients and work on real-world projects.This will allow students to access a network of hiring partners that the school will be working with… Read More



Global News – RED Academy teaches BC professionals tech skills:

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Colin Mansell

Colin is the CEO / Managing Director of RED Academy. He originally started his career as a classically trained musician and sound engineer, before switching to the tech industry where he has been working for the past 15 years. While he sounds British, don’t let that accent fool you; his roots are Dutch, and he calls Amsterdam his hometown.

Also the founder of Drive Digital, one of Western Canada’s biggest digital agencies, Colin is inspired by watching people create and seeing them find fulfillment in doing something they believe in. Colin is excited by the idea that the Internet connects us all, increasing transparency and accountability. He strongly believes that purpose is a bigger driver in people than profit, which will lead us to a better, fairer, more conscious world – values that dictate the foundation of RED.

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