With resume and portfolio in hand, Edmonton MC College students got the chance to meet and network with salon/spa owners and managers at our Beauty Career Fair on June 10th. The event ran from 9am -3pm in the Artego Creative Lounge at the Edmonton Campus. Throughout the event, the room was constantly buzzing with excitement and chatter as 9 salons and spas did mini interviews, hair demos and handed out swag bags.
“It’s a great chance to meet with prospective employers and learn which salons and spas are a good fit for the students” said Edmonton MC College Director, Analia Rubie.
Prior to the event, each student created a list of questions they wanted to ask their future employers. The questions ranged from: “what is your salon/spa culture like?” to “do you provide advanced classes for your employees” and “what are your starting wages?”
As a result of this successful event, 2 MC College students were given job offers on the spot!
Thank you to the following salons and spas that made it to our Career Fair:
• Biondi Hair
• Chrome Salon
• Fresh and Co
• Ponytails and Horseshoes
• Rain Salon and Spa
• Ricci Hair
• The Beauty Lounge
Our next Career Fair is October 2014. Stay tuned for more information on the date, time and how your salon/spa can RSVP to this event!
Edmonton, Alberta- You may have crossed off your brother, father and ‘brofriend’ off your Christmas shopping list, but now it’s time to do some shopping for the women in your life. This Holiday season, let us help you give the gift of beauty at MC College’s “Scotch and Gift Card Night” on December 18th. Between 6 P.M and 9 P.M, receive a complimentary glass of scotch with any gift card purchases of $20 or more. While you’re sipping on scotch, treat yourself to one of the following complimentary services:
Express manicure with hand massage 15 minute back massage 15 scalp massage
Struggling to think of what Christmas gifts women want (p.s. a Playstation 4 doesn’t count)? Need ideas for the inevitable Secret Santa gift exchange? Enjoy:
15% off retail Purchase a $50 Gift Card; Receive a $10 BONUS Gift Card Purchase a $75 Gift Card; Receive a $15 BONUS Gift Card Purchase a $100 Gift Card; Receive a $20 BONUS Gift Card
To RSVP, call 780 429 4407 or email email@example.com
The event will take place in the Edmonton MC College campus at 10018 106 Street. Must be 18+ years of age to attend. One drink per person. Gift cards can only be used towards the purchase of merchandise and salon or spa services at any MC College location
Modern Magazine estimated that the total revenue for all North American salon industry services in 2012 was approximately $75.38 billion and is expected to increase within the next few years. For this reason, many people in the beauty industry are motivated to advance their career by opening their own salon or spa.
Because many MC College students aspire to opening their own salon or spa, MC College is offering an entrepreneurship course to help Full Time Hairstyling students succeed as an entrepreneur in the beauty industry. With the help of Grant MacEwan University, industry experts and the Education Director at MC College, the course teaches students how to promote and differentiate their product and services, accounting/financial processes, and how to write a business plan. In this 5 day course, students travel to Grant MacEwan University to receive practical, hands-on training while at the same; experiencing what university life is like (did I mention that this course is provided to Full Time MC College Hairstyling students at no extra cost!).
The Salon Entrepreneurship course is a complement course to MC College’s salon business program, ‘Shaping Your Success’. This program gives students the skills and knowledge to succeed in a client driven industry by focusing on topics such as personal marketing and client building/retention.
The Salon Entrepreneurship course is currently only offered at the Edmonton MC College Campus and is taught by Frank Saccucci, a professor in the School of Business at Grant MacEwan University. He has over 25 years of professional experience in management consulting, commercial banking and venture capital.
For more information: http://www.mccollege.ca/programs/?
To download a program brochure: http://www.mccollege.ca/brochure2013