Throughout the school year, we have shared stories of CCHS students gaining experience through the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School. Currently, CCHS junior Lashawn Ogilvie is making progress in her pursuit to become a cosmetologist. She is currently one of more than 100 students in the two-year cosmetology program gaining the skills and 1,000 hours of training and experience needed to take the New York State licensure exam. The experience prepares students to enter the workforce upon graduation or to go to college and a have a leg up on future business competitors.
“I dream of coming in here and doing this every day,” said Lashawn Ogilvie while blow-drying a mannequin in one of three cosmetology labs on the Albany Career and Technical School Campus. “I am going to open my own salon one day.”
Ogilvie plans to use the skills and certifications acquired at BOCES to become an entrepreneur. “I love everything about this class. I love working on hair – this is who I am,” she added.
To learn more about this program, access the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School link here: https://www.capitalregionboces.org/career-technical-education/courses-programs/cosmetology/