The students at Jeff Tech in Reynoldsville brush curl and style their way through the cosmetology program. “It’s a very popular program at the school,” says adult education coordinator, Megan Bundy.
However, the course is only open to high school students. It’s a four year program, so students begin in 9th grade.
Which Bundy says can impact a students choice for enrollment. “You know, a student in high school might not necessarily know that they want to become a cosmetologist.”
The school is now considering a full time adult cosmetology program. According to the Jeff Tech website, the vocational school currently offers 14 adult courses.
“By offering our programs to students who have finished high school and then decide that’s what they want to do, that’s the driving force behind the adult ed programs here,” adds Bundy.
The school says there was an increased interest in the program- after the Pennsylvania Academy Of Cosmetology in DuBois closed suddenly back in February.
“There were students that were displaced, we did take in a handful of them to get their training finished.”
They say the thought of this program is very preliminary. The group needs to evaluate if they have enough students to fill a class, to find an instructor and space for the additional instruction. “it would be shared space shared supplies shared equipment but there would be a separation between the high school level program and an adult level program,” says Bundy.
The school is still looking for feedback from those who might be interested. They say, if added, the program could up and running by next school year. For more information visit the Jeff Tech website, or call Megan Bundy at (814)653-8265.