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Breaking Stereotypes in the Beauty Industry

Posted on May 8th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

Nowadays, there aren’t many –if at all- careers which are exclusively for males or females. Gone are the days when some fields were reserved for one gender or the other. The field of cosmetology is one of those that has seen a gender transformation. What used to be viewed as a female-only zone, is now 16 percent male and growing, according to the American Association of Cosmetology Schools. That number is only expected to grow. Men enroll in cosmetology school for the same reasons women do: to gain skills, embark on a profitable career path and enjoy a flexible career.  Having the skills needed to work in the industry of cosmetology is imperative to stay up to date on the latest industry trends. Students who graduate from a cosmetology program will have the knowledge necessary to work for themselves in their own establishment, if they so please, or go with an established salon, after obtaining the required state license. Another reason why men join cosmetology schools is to step foot into future career, one that allows you to stand out and make a name for themselves. Cosmetology school is a trade program that prepares students in as little as 12 months for careers in hair styling, salon ownership, makeup, skin care, and barbering. At Florida Technical College, cosmetology school is made easy. The program is offered in three campuses: Deland, Kissimmee and Pembroke Pines.  If you want a beauty industry career, now is a great time to prepare for it. Why hold on to that dead-end job that you have no passion for? Contact FTC today to find out more about cosmetology school and how to enroll. You’ll be on your way to a better future.     FTC’s Cosmetology school will provide you with hands-on experience to immediately insert yourself in the job market after obtaining your cosmetology state-required license. Whatever your motivation is, FTC can help you achieve your goal.   Program availability varies by location. Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program is available at http://www.ftccollege.edu/disclosures.html.   For more information or to find out about the cosmetology school enrollment contact us now! By Nicole Britton Hansen, FTC Pembroke Pines Business Lead Source: Facts & Figures

FTC Pembroke Pines Opens its Beauty Salon to the Community

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Florida Technical College

5/3/2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: María Isabel Sanquírico Eleven 11 Communications Mobile: 813-420-2922 FTC Pembroke Pines Opens its Beauty Salon to the Community The in-campus salon will give students the opportunity to learn and practice their skills while providing valuable services to the community. Pembroke Pines, FL – Florida Technical College, Pembroke Pines, open its beauty salon to the public to provide professional services at affordable prices for the benefit of the community. The occasion was marked with a reception, which was attended by students, city officials and business leaders. The salon is staffed by Cosmetology and Barbering diploma program students, who will be supervised at all times by a licensed professional on site with 30 work stations. Salon hours are 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. , Monday through Thursday. “Students will provide families, low income individuals, the elderly, and anyone who comes through our doors with services for their haircare needs at a affordable price,” said Muriel Gutierrez, Executive Director of the Pembroke Pines campus. “Additionally, we will be working with several nonprofits, like Job Corps of South Florida, giving free services to their clients. It’s a great experience for our students, but also immensely gratifying for them as members of this community.” Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis said that FTC’s initiative shows its commitment and dedication to the city and its residents. “We are 175,000 strong and growing,” Ortis said. “Ours is a very diverse, beautiful community. Some predict that in a couple of years we will be bigger than Fort Lauderdale. It’s very gratifying to see partners like FTC and their students growing with our city and giving back this way. FTC has our undivided support.” Students in the Barbering Diploma program learn men’s hair styling and hair coloring techniques. Face shaving, and beard and mustache care, is also part of the curriculum. Students in cosmetology are trained on face makeup, hair cutting and coloring techniques, and salon design and management. Each FTC cosmetology and barbering student gets a complete beauty kit with the supplies and tools needed for the course, including five mannequin heads for those in cosmetology. A brand-new, in campus beauty salon, complete with chairs and technology, is the stage where students will practice their skills. In addition to Barbering and Cosmetology, Florida Technical College, Pembroke Pines, offers a variety of Bachelor, Associate and Diploma Programs in areas like Criminal Justice. About Florida Technical College: FTC offers associate and bachelor’s degrees and diploma programs in a range of professions, including healthcare, computer networking, graphic design, criminal justice, culinary arts and cosmetology. FTC campuses are located in Orlando, Lakeland, Deland, Kissimmee, Pembroke Pines and Cutler Bay. Founded in 1982 to provide private, post-secondary education in specialized fields. Program Availability varies by location. Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program is available at www.ftccollege.edu/disclosures.html.

Changing AC Filters Regularly is Good for Your Health and Your Pocket

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by Florida Technical College

Indoor air, especially recirculated air, is full of contaminants. In fact, some experts say the indoor air could be more polluted than outdoor air. Respiratory irritants which can be found inside an enclosed area may include cat and dog hair, pollen, household chemicals like hair spray particles and dust among other things. An air filter is designed to keep this to a minimum. The frequency with which you need to change your air filter will depend on how sensitive your family members are to irritants. In general, vacation home or homes owned by a single occupant without pets or allergies may only require an air filter change between 6 to 9 months. The average pet-less homes should change the HVAC filter every three months, and families with pets or allergies should change the filter every 30 to 60 days. When changing the filters, first start by turning off your HVAC System. Removal is easy if the filter does not simply slide out, it would be attached with smalls screws which can be removed using a household screwdriver.  Once you have the old filter removed from the unit, install the new one making sure that the filter faces the right direction and fits comfortably and securely into space. If it is ill-fitting you may have purchased the wrong model by mistake. Once the filter is installed, you may turn on the HVAC unit. It may be wise to buy filters in bulk if you expect to change them often, in order to reduce costs and improve convenience. Having a clean filter will be of benefit to your household or business office. It will increase efficiency in your unit and, by the same token, save money. Additionally, it will increase the longevity of the unit and you will be also helping the environment. To find out if going back to school for training as an HVAC /with PLC technician makes sense, visit any of the three campuses offering the program –Deland, Kissimmee and Pembroke Pines. Tours are available to check out our facilities and to meet our experienced instructors. Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program is available at www.ftccollege.edu/disclosures.html.