Texarkana College Announces Addition of Barber Training Program
Texarkana College Trustees met on Monday, April 24, for their regular board meeting. Trustees heard a report from Brandon Washington, Vice President of Campus Operations and Dean of Workforce Training Programs, announcing the addition of a Barber Training program.
In a press release, Washington said the new barber program will provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become licensed barbers.
“With a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training, students can expect to be well-prepared for a career in the barbering industry,” said Washington.
“Cosmetology and Barber students gain real-world experience in our student salon where the public can enjoy salon services at discounted prices.”
Washington said the Barber Program was established through the vision and preparation of Dr. Ronda Dozier, TC’s cosmetology program director. Dr. Dozier said the offering of a barber program at Texarkana College had been on her mind for several years.
Dr. Dozier said that the passing of new legislation has enabled barber programs to share space in cosmetology educational facilities, tremendously reducing the cost of adding a new program.
“The instructional facility will share space with Texarkana College’s Cosmetology program,” said Dr. Dozier. “Barber students will learn a wide range of skills including hair cutting and styling, facial hair grooming, and sanitation and safety practices.”
For more information about the program, visit the Texarkana College website.