Partnering for success
Local business owner and EHOVE alumna Kirsten Shafer wanted more customers coming to her Monroeville salon, Snippers Salon & Spa, for facials. EHOVE Cosmetology students are on the case. As part of a SkillsUSA project, the Cosmetology students have put together a plan to promote Snippers’ facial services, such as shirts, buttons, coupon cards, posters and balloons. They will also present their efforts in an upcoming SkillsUSA competition.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The Ohio chapter provides its 31,500+ career-technical education members, which includes many EHOVE students, the opportunity to participate in local, regional, state and national competitive events, and encourages students to give back to the community through various community service activities.
“The students are learning the industry they’ll be entering with this,” said EHOVE Cosmetology instructor Lynn Keefer. “With input from the owner, they’ll learn a key part of the business . . . how to promote it. The goal is an increase in productivity. It’s a huge eye-opener for students.”