Cosmetology School Students save Thousands in Co-op Programs

High school students in Chaska Minnesota are finding ways around the rising costs of education these days.

High school students who are interested in a becoming a cosmetologist can get ready to enter the work force directly out of high school or get a head start on cosmetology college courses by participating in cooperative education programs through their school.

Students are worried that advanced college studies aren’t going to be affordable after graduation. It is a valid concern, as even fully functioning adults are seeking retraining in light of the recent economic slumps. However, many adults are turning to trade school programs such as cosmetology because they are far more affordable than earning a four year degree, for the second time in many cases.

This is where cosmetology school cooperatives can help high school students get ahead of the curve in their future careers. The Carver Scott Educational Cooperative for Career Tech-Education, for example, helps high school students in a couple of ways.

First, the students can attend credit worthy cosmetology classes as part of their high school education by paying for only their supplies. This eliminates a few of the basic courses they would be required to take in a cosmetology college program, which in turn equates to reduced tuition costs later.

One student, interviewed by Kim Insley of Kare 11 News, said that attending classes through the cooperative is saving her thousands of dollars on her future education at a cosmetology college. Chanhassen High School Senior Kaitlyn Stroeing told Insley, “I’ll be saving a couple of grand.”

Cosmetology colleges and other trade schools offer a short-term education for any student with a passion in a technical field, but who can’t afford the time or tuition to attend a four-year degree program.

One thing is for sure: while some of the biggest job industries in the nation seem to be fading in and out of consciousness, most technical skilled jobs aren’t among them. Of all the “declines” we hear about in the news, enrollments in programs like massage therapy, web design, and cosmetology seem to be on the rise.

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    Cosmetology college may seem unattainable to some, but for high school students in coop programs the dream is just around the corner….

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    Cosmetology School Students Save Thousands in Coop Programs…

    Cosmetology college may seem unattainable to some, but for high school students in coop programs the dream is just around the corner….