The cosmetology students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center spent their day talking to professionals in the fields of beauty, wellness and fashion. Their teachers, Jill Beatty, Cathy Bonaccorso and Pauline Carney, arranged for local vendors and colleges to come set up tables at the center and talk to the students.
“It is really important for the students to be exposed to all aspects of cosmetology and fashion,” said Carney. “It gives them an opportunity to talk to colleges and prepare for their future and their career, it allows them to see new products and new services and gets them familiar with the vendors in the community. This is a great opportunity for the students to see what the industry is all about.”
Bonaccorso added, “They have so many questions, so the opportunity for them to have a face to face meeting without having to make an appointment is great. The colleges will arrange a tour with the students today if they want. They go home with enthusiasm and the parents will see that and agree to go with them. It works. My one student is already signed up to go to massage school.”