Cosmetology School Popular at Career Fair

Cosmetology schools have enjoyed much success in recent years. Partly thanks to a struggling economy and with credit to new technical high schools that drum up interest in the profession, cosmetology student enrollments continue to be on the rise. As one report shows, the interest in cosmetology schools is high; even among high school students:

The automotive and cosmetology booths were among the most popular with local high school students during the 15th annual Regional Career Expo & Employment Fair on Tuesday.

About 2,000 students from local high schools were expected to attend the expo, which had 45 booths with representatives from businesses and organizations to talk about career opportunities, said Sarah O’Donnell, director of the Portage County Business Council Foundation. This is her first year running the event, held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point.

Hordes of students surrounded the Wisconsin Automotive Education Association booth, cheering on their friends participating in the booth’s mock tire changing race.

Two participants were able to simulate a NASCAR pit stop scenario. The winner got a T-shirt if their time was less than 18 seconds.

Mark Poppe was the “crew chief” at the booth. Poppe, who is an automotive instructor for the Wausau School District, said the event was a great way to get boys and girls involved in and thinking about a career in the automotive industry.

Poppe said the booth also gave him the opportunity to see how well certain kids handled the scenario.

“I can see if they know what they’re doing,” Poppe said. “I sometimes use that as a way of starting a conversation with them about automotives.”

While the day can just be an escape from school for students, O’Donnell said…

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