WARSAW — Local teens who are aspiring stylists may rejoice over a recent announcement during Warsaw Community School Corporation’s monthly board work session. According to Chief Academic Officer David Robertson the Warsaw Area Career Center will soon offer a cosmetology course to students.
A two-year cosmetology course will begin to be offered during the 2016-2017 school years according to Robertson. The course will allow students to engage in hands on training as well as class time, which they must complete a total of 1,500 hours.
Students who enroll in the course will be eligible to take the state certification exam. The program will be contracted with an offsite business and is estimated to cost WACC $3,000 per year per student. According to Robertson, official figures are still being decided, however tentatively students are estimated to spend roughly $450 for their kits, $85 for a uniform and $50 for miscellaneous supplies.
Though official cost to the student is still being determined, Robertson and WACC Director Ronna Kawsky, noted the course will allow hopeful future stylists to receive their certifications for far cheaper than the cost of outside beauty schools.