The designation was bestowed by Kissimmee Mayor Jose A. Alvarez in a proclamation that recognizes the community service and engagement of cosmetology students, instructors, and staff.
KISSIMMEE, Fla., Oct. 29, 2018 – Kissimmee Mayor Jose A. Alvarez designated October 29 as Florida Technical College’s Cosmetology Program Day, in recognition of the work with the homeless, veterans, and children that the school’s cosmetology students, instructors, and staff perform on a regular basis. October is National Cosmetology Month.
Florida Technical College’s Kissimmee campus has been developing professionals in the beauty industry for almost two decades, teaching hundreds of graduates the necessary skills to be gainfully employed and contribute to a more robust and stable local economy. Civic service is an intrinsic part of the learning process and it is instilled through regular community outreach that aims to improve the lives of some of society’s most vulnerable.
“The college and its cosmetology students give back to the community year-round with free back-to-school haircuts for children, first responders’ days, and homeless outreach events in which hair styling and shaving is provided free of cost along with a hot meal,” reads the mayor’s proclamation, which among other things references the award-winning Hope on the Street program that delivers help and kindness to the homeless right where they are.
FTC President Dr. James Burkett said the recognition serves as a motivation to remain focused on developing good citizens that are engaged in the communities where they live, work, and raise families.
“We want for all of our students to graduate and be successful in the workplace,” Burkett said. “We are committed to developing responsible citizens who are not afraid of taking charge and changing their communities for the better. We are developing leaders.”
The mayor’s proclamation also recognizes Florida Technical College’s efforts to reflect the community it serves, as well as the flexibility it builds into its programs to make the dream of a college diploma more accessible.
“Students are able to succeed because of Florida Technical College’s flexible schedules and individualized attention to help them balance family life, work, and education,” it reads.
There are an estimated 750,000 hairstylists and cosmetologists beautifying the people of the United States. For additional information on Florida Technical College’s Cosmetology Program, visit www.ftccollege.edu.
About Florida Technical College: Founded in 1982 to provide private, post-secondary education in specialized fields, FTC is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. FTC offers associate and bachelor’s degrees and diploma programs in a range of professions, including healthcare, computer networking, web design, criminal justice, culinary arts, and cosmetology. FTC campuses are located in Orlando, Lakeland, DeLand, Kissimmee, Pembroke Pines, and Cutler Bay. Program availability varies by campus. For graduation rates, median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit www.ftccollege.edu/disclosures.html.