Georgetown ISD starts cosmetology program in lab equipped by Sport Clips founder

Georgetown ISD starts cosmetology program in lab equipped by Sport Clips founder


2-JOHN:STUDENTS AT GEORGETOWN I-S-D HAVE A NEW PROGRAM OPTION THIS YEAR..THE DISTRICT IS NOW OFFERING COSMETOLOGY COURSES TO HIGH SCHOOLERS. 2-AMANDA:THE DISTRICT WANTS TO NAME ITS NEW COSMETOLOGY LAB AFTER GORDON LOGAN.HE’S THE GUY WHO STARTED THE “SPORT CLIPS” BARBER SHOP CHAIN IN GEORGETOWN 26 YEARS AGO.CHRIS DAVIS IS LOOKING INTO THIS…. CHRIS, THIS IS A BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS.CHRIS: NOT ONLY WILL THE LAB BE NAMED AFTER LOGAN.. HIS COMPANY DONATED A LOT OF WHAT YOU SEE HERE.THESE ARE PROFESSIONAL BARBER CHAIRS AND HAIR-WASHING STATIONS. AND WHEN THE STUDENTS GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL.. THEY’LL BE CERTIFIED TO START CUTTING HAIR PROFESSIONALLY.HOLLIE JONES: “WELCOME, MY NAME IS HOLLIE JONES, I AM THE COSMETOLOGY INSTRUCTOR FOR BOTH EAST VIEW HIGH SCHOOL AND GEORGTOWN HIGH SCHOOL.”ONE LAB FOR TWO SCHOOLS.. STUDENTS FROM G-H-S GET BUSED IN FOR CLASSES HERE.CYNTHIA PIKE: “AND WE HAVE PLENTY OF STUDENTS WHO ARE VERY INTERESTED IN THIS PROGRAM. IN FACT, WE HAVE WAITING LISTS FOR STUDENTS TO GET INTO THIS PROGRAM.”THEY START IN THE CLASSROOM, AND WILL WORK THEIR WAY TO MANNEQUINS..HOLLIE JONES: “AND THEN EVENTUALLY WE’LL BE ABLE TO TAKE PEOPLE FROM THE PUBLIC, YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND STUFF CAN COME IN AND GET THEIR HAIR DONE BY YOU.”THE SKILLS WILL COME IN HANDY.SPORT CLIPS IS ALWAYS LOOKING TO HIRE.WITH 18 STORES AROUND AUSTIN.. 253 AROUND TEXAS.. IT’S A BIG EMPLOYER — WITH SOME 18-THOUSAND STYLISTS AROUND THE U-S AND CANADA.300 IN TEXAS.. GOT CERTFIIED THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS. HOLLIE JONES: “WE’LL WORK ON YOUR WRITTEN, AND THEN YOU’LL TAKE A PRACTICAL, AND YOU’LL BE ABLE WALK OUT OF HERE AS A LICENSED COSMETOLOGIST AND GO TO WORK, STRAIGHT OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL.”THE DISTRICT SAYS IT’S A CAREER OPPORTUNITY.. AND A GOOD WAY TO EARN MONEY IN COLLEGE.CYNTHIA PIKE: “PROVIDING ALL OPTIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS AND EXPOSING STUDENTS TO ALL OPTIONS IS A GREAT WAY TO HELP THEM THINK INTENTIONALLY ABOUT THEIR FUTURES.”3-CHRIS:THE PROGRAM DOES HAVE SOME COSTS ATTACHED TO IT.THE LICENSE FEE IS 25 BUCKS..AND STUDENTS NEED A 400-DOLLAR SUPPLY KIT.BUT THE GEORGETOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IS BEHIND THE PROGRAM.. AND THEY’VE RAISED FUNDS TO HELP KIDS BUY THOSE KITS IF THEY CAN’T AFFORD THEM. AMANDA:

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