Abrantie College of Cosmetology has organized an international training workshop on cosmetology for past students of the school to update them on current trends in their specialized fields.
As part of its 10th anniversary, the school has contracted Cynthia Obaleton, an international hair and beauty specialist in Tricology from the USA to help upgrade the past student in the latest industry technology. Participants were trained on latest hair extensions techniques, breakages control and scalp treatment amongst others.
In an address given by experienced Cosmetologist and Founder of Abrantie College, King David Thompson, he stated that this is a necessary social responsibility Abrantie College pledges to improve upon.
“The purpose of this event is for the Abrantie College to contribute its quota in growing the cosmetology industry in Ghana with education on the right industry practices and impart internationally upgraded skills and technologies unto the market,” he noted.
During an exhibition the school held recently at the Nugua Junction Mall, Mr. Thompson addressed the media on the sidelines of the exhibition and said the college offers all beauty and clothing services.
“We have beauty clinic and SPA where we offer all hair and beauty services. We have the clothing line plus the college where we train students on hair, skin, and fashion,” he said.
“Basically November will be our 10th year and we intend celebrating it in a way that we will rather empower women to adapt more employable skills instead of adapting to just the formal educational system,” he added.
He indicated that the school has adopted the Competency Based Training (CBT) system which allows students to acquire some skills at every stage of their learning process.
Mr. Thompson, who has trained several cosmetologists in countries like South Africa, Liberia and Sierra Leone, lamented about what he termed the neglect of vocational training in Ghana.
According to him, vocational training ought to be given the necessary attention, revealing that Abrantie College was ready to partner all and sundry to promote beauty and fashion education in Ghana and the West African sub-region.
He later urged government to come to the aid of such colleges by giving funds to support the colleges and students as well as this will go a long way to boost employment in the country.
Manager of Abrantie College, Mary Mwai-Srigboh, in a welcome address said the college has over the last 10 years offered skills training to about 5,000 students, many of whom are leading well known beauty salons and clothing lines in Ghana and the sub region.