As a young girl, I always loved playing with hair and painting fingernails. As I grew older, I always knew I wanted to become a cosmetologist. I was very fortunate to have my credits close to being done in order to graduate, so I was given the option to participate in a CTE Internship. I knew I wanted to take this opportunity seriously, as I chose to go to Amara Hair Salon. I fell in love and knew this is what I wanted to do to make a living.
I am blessed to have the opportunity to participate in an apprenticeship at Amara, instead of going to actual hair school. I will learn all I need to know in the salon, and hopefully work there after I am through. I highly recommend participating in a CTE Internship.
Cosmetology is one of two Career and Technical Education Pathways in the Skilled and Technical Sciences Education/Personal Services program area. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Internships are part of the Work-Based Learning (WBL) program. To participate in the Cosmetology/Barbering Pathway talk to your school counselor. To participate in a CTE Internship talk to the WBL coordinator at your school.
Career and Technical Education provides all students with a seamless education system from public education to postsecondary education, driven by a Plan for College and Career Readiness/SEOP. Through competency-based instruction and hands-on experiences, students obtain certified occupational skills, culminating in further education and meaningful employment. CTE prepares students for careers that are most in demand and that are part of the economic development of the state.
Career and Technical Education: Opportunities for Career Success