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Fantasy Hair and Makeup Show a Success

Fantasy Hair ShowColorful, creative, big are just a few words to describe the annual Stanly Community College (SCC) Hair Show recently held on the Albemarle campus. A packed house gathered to see SCC Cosmetology students parade the aisles for this year’s theme, “Fantasy Hair and Makeup.”

SCC President Dr. Brenda Kays welcomed the audience and introduced the Cosmetology instructors (David Smith, Linda Hatley, Gena Trogdon and Kimberly Herrin) and thanked them for their enthusiasm and dedication in preparing for the show. The opening act was an Indian classical dance performed by Kaavya Ravikumar done in support of the Butterfly House.

This show is always a celebration of beauty, fashion and artistry, making it a fun event for all who attend. Theatrical expressions included towering hairdos and exotic makeup, which has come a long way since pressed powder. The models represented themes including Butterfly Princess, Mad Hatter, Cruella de Vil, Jelly Fish, and many more.

A pinning ceremony was held at the end of the show to recognize the senior students preparing to graduate. Door prizes were also given out to lucky members of the audience.

The SCC Cosmetology clinic offers a variety of hair and skin care services to the public for discounted prices. All work is performed by students under the supervision of instructors. For appointments, call (704) 982-3304. The clinic is located in the Burleson Square shopping center.

The Cosmetology programs at SCC offer a simulated salon environment where students can learn hands-on techniques as well as theory in all areas of the industry. Coursework includes professional imaging, hair design, skin care, nail care, multicultural practices and business principles for entrepreneurship opportunities. For more information about the Cosmetology programs, contact Gena Trogden at (704) 991-0374.

Fantasy Hair Show

Meredith McIntyre (left) and Deanna Biles (right) model fantasy hair and makeup styles.

 

1,000 in 100 Initiative Gaining Momentum

1000 in 100 GroupWorkforce development partners for the “1,000 in 100” initiative met for the second time on September 25th as part of Governor Pat McCrory’s NCWorks project announced last spring. The 1,000 in 100 team members are tasked with collaborating with business and industry leaders to listen to their challenges and expectations related to finding and retaining high-quality employees. The effort marks a continued focus on the skills gap that troubles North Carolina’s workforce for the growing number of jobs in the state.

“The Centralina Workforce Development Board is proud to work with Stanly Community College and our key workforce and economic development partners to reach out to local employers through the 1,000 in 100 NCWorks initiative. We listen and we respond to the needs of employers. This is a perfect example of how we work as a team in our region towards the goal for helping employers find the right talent and connecting great career seekers with opportunities for employment. We could not be prouder of this great effort by our fantastic partners in Stanly County,” noted David L. Hollars, Executive Director, Centralina Workforce Development Board, Inc.

“We are hearing lots of positive feedback from our Stanly County business leaders,” explained Marion Kinley, Director of Stanly Community College’s (SCC) Economic Development Division. “Team members have been calling on business and industry leaders and small business owners and listening to what they have to say. Most tell us they need employees who are not only technically competent for jobs, but also possess soft skills, such as the ability to think critically, solve problems, and adapt to changing demands in the workplace.”

The 1,000 in 100 initiative will conclude at the end of 2014, but the information gathered will be paired with other research and best practices to development recommendations for changes within North Carolina’s workforce system to better serve businesses and citizens.

1000 in 100 Group

“1,000 in 100” team members include: (first row, left to right) Denisha Torrence-Nesbit, ResCare Workforce Services; Lynn Crenshaw, DHHS, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; Mary Walls, DHHS, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; Carmen Thomas, ResCare Workforce Services; Marion Kinley, SCC, Director Economic Development Division; and Georgia Harvey, Director Stanly County Schools Secondary ED and CTE. Back row: (left to right) Jeff Parsons, SCC, Associate Vice President Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies; Frank Tamberelli, SCC, Director Small Business and Entrepreneurial Development; Mark Donham, Director, City of Albemarle Economic Development; Jim Kohn, The Resource Development Center; Marcus Pryor, SCC, Assistant Dean of Students & Career Placement; and David Hollars, Director, Centralina Workforce Development Board.

Not Shown: Pamela McGimpsey, NC Dept. of Commerce Apprenticeship Bureau; Krista Bowers, Stanly County Economic Development Commission; Paul Stratos, Stanly County Economic Development Commission; Kathy Almond, Stanly County Chamber of Commerce; Alicia Herrin, SCC Economic Development Division; Donnie Mann, Stanly County NCWorks Career Center; Ed Shimpock, Centralina Workforce Development Board member; Andy Lucas, Stanly County Manager’s Office; Chris Lambert, Stanly County’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.

   

SCC Alumni are Partners in Life & Business

James and Susie CarpenterAccording to the Small Business Administration, starting a business with your spouse can be convenient and lucrative, or couples can easily end up in a money disaster. It takes strategic planning, a lot of trust, and excellent communication skills to make sure your marriage thrives with your work and vice-versa.

James and Susie Carpenter, husband and wife team, have launched three successful daycare companies in Stanly County—J&S Blessed Daycares. Two are located in Albemarle and one in Troy. Together, the companies have 14 employees on their payroll and are the first in the area to offer 24/7 daycare services. James earned his Early Childhood Education degree at Stanly Community College in 2013 and Susie graduated this past May with the same degree. Both agree that choosing SCC for their education made sense. “I chose SCC because of the convenient online classes. This was a way for me to still work and go to college at the same time,” said Susie. James confesses that completing the online assignments on time was very difficult for him. “It was hard for me to stay committed to my online assignments when I was at home. Staying focused was hard,” said James.

Unlike most other husbands, James works with school-age children and also cares for infants and children from ages one to four. “I love what I do! It’s very rewarding to meet the parents from different backgrounds who entrust me with their most valuable gift. I enjoy teaching and taking care of the children. It’s a great feeling when parents thank me for teaching their kid something new.” Trust is a big advantage when working together for this couple. “Trust and commitment are very important in a partnership, whether it’s marriage or business,” noted Susie. “James and I trust each other with all aspects of the business.”

Most entrepreneurs encounter difficulties when running a business and this seasoned husband-wife team face issues all the time. “Keeping up with the new rules and regulations and staying on top of the different tax laws associated with daycare centers can be extremely challenging,” said James. Nevertheless, despite the challenges, more couples such as the Carpenters are entering entrepreneurship together and becoming very successful at it.

Both agree that earning their degree at Stanly helped them understand the fundamentals needed in the childcare field and have increased their income substantially. “Earning our degrees has given James and me a sense of accomplishment,” said Susie. “What a great feeling it is to look back on our education and know that we’ve spent our time well and have discovered new opportunities through this journey.”

James and Susie Carpenter

James and Susie Carpenter, husband and wife team and Stanly Community College alumni, have launched three successful daycare companies in Stanly County—J&S Blessed Daycares.

   

Bright Futures

You have a Bright Future at SCC! Get ready for Fall Enrollment!

Dates: July 17 – 18 (on campus)
July 17 – 29 (online thru WebAdvisor)
August 6 – 12 (on campus & online)

Check the latest schedules here.

Electrical Lineman
Students climb sky high in our new electrical lineman program… check it out on page 17!

Welding
Are sparks in your future? Read about our new Welding Apprenticeship program on page 3!

CNC Machinist
Read how you can become a CNC Machinist on page 14!

Read the latest student success stories in the latest Connections magazine!

   

Bright Futures

You have a Bright Future at SCC! Get ready for Fall Enrollment!

Dates: July 17 – 18 (on campus)
July 17 – 29 (online thru WebAdvisor)
August 6 – 12 (on campus & online)

Check the latest schedules here.

Electrical Lineman
Students climb sky high in our new electrical lineman program… check it out on page 17!

Welding
Are sparks in your future? Read about our new Welding Apprenticeship program on page 3!

CNC Machinist
Read how you can become a CNC Machinist on page 14!

Read the latest student success stories in the latest Connections magazine!

   

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