Mayor opens new training salon
News - Monday, 10th November, 2014
A new training salon at Preston’s College received glowing commendations from the Mayor and Mayoress on Saturday.
Cllr Nick Pomfret and wife Barbara officially opened Elements Hair and Beauty Training Salon and were guests of honour at the College’s open day.
The salon is a Wella Centre of Excellence and will allow hairdressing and beauty therapy trainees to develop their skills by working on real clients. They will also be involved in running the salon, gaining experience of business, marketing and finance.
Cllr Pomfret, the Mayor of Preston, said: “Elements has been developed in conjunction with local employers who have helped to set the standards that learners will be expected to work to.
“This type of partnership is to be applauded as it will make our young people more work-ready and employable when they leave College to enter the increasingly competitive and demanding world of work.”
Davinia Mape, head of school for hairdressing and beauty therapy at Preston’s College, said: “We want to be leading the way in terms of training for the professionals of tomorrow, and are proud to have such an excellent facility to give our students the very best beginning to a rewarding career.”
The new salon is part of the College’s multi-million pound development plan, which includes the recently opened In Zone facility and a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Centre.