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Accelerated OYAP Hairstyling Program

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Accelerated OYAP/SHSM Hairstyling Program

The Upper Grand District School Board, in partnership with Acqua Salon, is offering an exciting new Hairstyling program for cosmetology students.  Through this program, students will earn two co-op credits, while receiving Level 1 and 2 theory training, and mastering many of the practical skills required for their apprenticeship.  The co-op placement will take place second semester, in the afternoon, at the Acqua Salon in Guelph.

Spaces are limited and only those students who meet the initial requirements, will be considered for interview process on January 15, 2020.  Prior to Semester 2, students will have completed cosmetology credits in grade 11 and grade 12, are enrolled in the Health and Wellness Specialist High Skills program, are strongly considering a career in the Hairstyling industry, and are able to be timetabled for co-op.

Students who complete the program can graduate with their Level 1 and Level 2 Apprenticeship theory by writing and passing the exams. By meeting the Specialist High Skills requirements, students will also have earned the following industry standard certifications:  First Aid CPR Level C, WHMIS, Infection Control, Customer Service, and Cosmetic techniques.

The cost for students accepted into the program will be $200, which will include the following: text books, a smock, student kit, and the Level 1 and 2 exemption exams. Once accepted to the program, it is important for your child to take full responsibility for demonstrating their desire to succeed.  Excellent attendance and dedication to learning are expected.  I look forward to providing students with this amazing opportunity.

All interested students who meet the criteria are asked to apply for this program by filling out the form at this link:

Deadline for applications is December 18, 2019

If you have any further questions please contact:

Ron Aimola (OYAP Co-ordinator)

[email protected]