CVCC cosmetology course starts

Sept. 21

Cuyahoga Valley Career Center announces the start of its adult education cosmetology course, on Sept. 21. The evening program will run Monday through Thursday from 4 to 9:30 p.m.

Licensed cosmetologists have many career opportunities, including hair design specialist, make-up technician, esthetician, hair colorist, salon owner and others.

Ohio Occupational Wages and Employment data projects a 20 percent growth rate in job openings through 2018.

Instructor Sherri Vilagi will teach skills to provide professional hairstyling, skin care and nail maintenance treatments. Coursework includes anatomy and physiology of the head, face and arm; chemical properties of products; facial treatments; make-up and skin care; comprehensive hair services and progressive hairstyling; scalp treatments; manicures and pedicures; employment preparation; and customer service.

Upon completion of the 1,500-hour course, students will be eligible to take the Ohio Board of Cosmetology State Licensing Exam. The program has a 98 percent pass rate with its graduates. Interested students can call 440-746-8210 or to discuss payment plans and financial aid eligibility.

Attention dads:

Adventure Guides sought

The Nordonia Hills YMCA's Adventure Guides is seeking new dads and their children to join the organization. Adventure Guides (formerly Indian Guides and Princesses) offers busy fathers a chance to make memories with sons and daughters while also giving children a chance to form new friendships.

Additionally, Adventure Guides offers a low-cost, low-time commitment alternative. Member "circles" meet once a month during the school year for fun activities such as bowling, sled riding, swimming or watching a Nordonia Knights football game.

The three main events during the year include a Pinewood Derby competition and two cabin-based weekend camping trips at YMCA camps that include archery, rock wall climbing, and horseback riding.

The Adventure Guides will host a recruitment event Sept. 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Nordonia Hills YMCA Pavilion. Contact the YMCA for details at 330-467-8366 ext. 1.