SGTC Cosmetology and Barbering Advisory Committee Meets

Published 2:48 pm Thursday, October 6, 2022

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From Staff Reports


AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College’s (SGTC) barbering and cosmetology program advisory committees jointly met recently on the college’s Americus campus to discuss the current state of the programs and the industry as a whole.

The purpose of the advisory committee is to assist South Georgia Tech faculty and staff in continuous quality improvement of the college’s beauty programs. SGTC’s barbering instructor, Andre Robinson, and cosmetology instructor, Dorothea Lusane-McKenzie, provided the committee with updates and information about program changes, enrollment, community activities, and student news.

The advisory committee members provide information to SGTC faculty and staff about suggested improvements in curriculum, new training opportunities that are available in the marketing field, new technology, employment/internship opportunities available for students, and salary levels students may anticipate upon graduation.

Members present at the advisory committee meeting included: Dawn Ammons, A Cut Above Salon; Agyalea Armond, Cosmetology Instructor; Kembiral M. Harris, Kem’s Beauty Palace; Elizabeth Suggs, Sumter County High School Work-Based Learning Coordinator; Tredarria Colbert, Barbering student; Martha Bruce, KB’s Beauty Salon; and Greg Long, Long Cuts Barber Shop. Also present were SGTC Grant Coordinator Beth Wisham and Academic Dean Dr. David Finley.

The advisory committee is a crucial link that provides an avenue for South Georgia Tech instructors to learn about changing conditions or technology in the workplace that can then be passed along to students that will enable them to be fully prepared upon graduation.

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