The fabulous Shaping Futures initiative by Schwarzkopf Professional, will be running its next programme later in 2017 and applications are now open for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who have ambition to succeed and a passion for learning and would like to change their lives and empower themselves by learning a new craft.
30 students will be selected from the applicants. These students will attend a free 6-8 week hairdressing learnership programme which will cover technical hairdressing skills, business advice, motivation, interview training and work readiness preparation. The education is given by leading local and international experts, who offer their time to help these aspiring hairdressers develop their skills and talents.
The course includes a free breakfast and lunch every day, and students also receive a free hairdressing starter pack containing scissors, a tint bowl and brush, a spray bottle, clips, combs, mannequin heads, aprons and bags. On completion of the course, graduates receive certificates as proof of the skills they have learned, which helps them to find salon placements where they can continue their journey towards becoming a hairdressing professional. Top performing students are assisted with employment opportunities.
The Shaping Futures team, in partnership with the Sharpeville Foundation and Le Looks salons, have secured job placements for almost 86% of the graduates from the March/April 2016 programme.
This initiative can change lives and make dreams come true, offering hope for the future and a rewarding career to the people who deserve a chance and opportunity in life. An example of the programme’s success is the story of Christopher Sibiya, pictured below, whose passion for hairdressing, dedication and determination allowed him to embrace an entirely new career, and achieve his goal of becoming a salon owner.
For more information on the upcoming programmes, or to apply,
contact Tshepiso Kgokane (Team Assistant)
Tel.: +27 (0) 11 617 2653.
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Christopher Sibiya - Shaping Futures graduate and salon owner