Cosmetology Schools Begin Fundraising for National Skills USA

National Skills USA is an annual competition for cosmetology students to show off their new skills and hopefully win respect and awards for their cosmetology schools. Getting to the national competition can be tough, and fundraising is an important part of the process. Like many other schools, San Juan College’s cosmetology program will use a ‘Cut-a-thon’ to raise some of the money that will be used to help get students to the competition.

(Daily Times)The San Juan College Cosmetology program will host a Hair Cut-A-Thon from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the program’s salon, which is located in the College’s School of Trades and Technology building.

Haircuts will be provided that day for only $6. Proceeds will benefit students attending the National SkillsUSA Competition.

More than 15,000 people, including students, teachers and business partners, are expected to participate in the week-long competition.

The SkillsUSA Championships will be held June 26 in Kansas City. According to the event’s website, more than 5,600 outstanding career and technical education students — all state contest winners — will compete hands-on in 94 trade, technical and leadership fields.

The competition pits students against the clock and each other, proving each one’s expertise in occupations like electronics, computer-aided drafting, precision machining, cosmetology, medical assisting and culinary arts.

There are six competitors going to National SkillsUSA Competition in Kansas City from the San Juan College Cosmetology program. There are three San Juan College students; one competing in the esthetician category, one in the cosmetology category, and one in the manicure category. There are also three high school students enrolled in the Dual Credit program who are competing; one in the esthetician

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