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Pennsylvania Career Colleges and Schools: 2013 Key Outcome Statistics

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March 2015 Update

*Board Elections
*Fundraisers for PAPSA Conference
*PHEAA Funding
*Governor's Tax Proposal
*HR 970 and SR 559

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PAPSA Workshop

"Practical Strategies to Teaching Adult Learners with High Functioning Autism and ADHD"
Presenters: Kim Seymour and Linda Franchock, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN)
April 10, 2015 - PaTTAN, King of Prussia

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PAPSA Regional Meetings

March 25 - ITT Technical Institute, Dunmore
March 26 - ITT Technical Institute, Harrisburg
April 17 - Orleans Technical Institute, Philadelphia
(All Regional Meetings will start at 9:00 AM with Breakfast served, except for the March 24 Regional Meeting which will start at 12:00 PM with Lunch provided.)

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PAPSA Conference

PAPSA 2015 Conference
July 22-23, 2015
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Cranberry, PA
(formerly Four Points Sheraton)

2015 PAPSA Awards

Awards Criteria Nomination Form Distinguished School Grad Award Form


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Find A Career School That's Right For You!

Earn Your Degree In Cosmetology

Find Cosmetology Training In Pennsylvania Through PAPSA Schools

Students who participate in a cosmetology training program at a postsecondary school will learn the many different ways in which a person can alter his or her physical appearance through cosmetics, hair styling and aesthetic procedures. Hair, makeup, style and various beauty treatments can drastically change the way a person looks and feels about him or herself.

Licensed cosmetologists must complete a thorough and in-depth cosmetology training program that allows them to learn the many different methods, procedures and processes that are involved in the highly detailed and innovative cosmetology field. Students participate in hands-on training classes and are presented the opportunity to test out many different techniques on live volunteers and models.

What type of person should pursue a degree in cosmetology? If you love art, makeup, hair, creativity, socializing and working with people, then enrolling in cosmetology education classes may be ideal for you. As the field of cosmetology expands, more specialists and beauty experts are required to work at both large and small salons and as platform artists.

Earning your degree in cosmetology typically involves completing several different types of courses and cosmetology education classes. Through PAPSA, or the Pennsylvania Associate of Private School Administrators, students pursuing cosmetology training in Pennsylvania are able to find a school and study multiple techniques; learning tactics and methods that will help them land exciting careers in their desired area of study in the beauty field.

We welcome students pursuing a degree in cosmetology to see what kind of cosmetology training program PAPSA can link them to. PAPSA specializes in selecting the best, most effective career education schools for students seeking cosmetology training in Pennsylvania. Our schools must endure a highly standardized selection process that ensures quality education for students through the finest cosmetology education classes available.

Cosmetology careers can lead to ample opportunities for personal growth, exciting travel and the possibility of meeting many interesting people who share your passions, talents and abilities. Does this sound interesting to you? Contact PAPSA today to find out about your options for cosmetology training in Pennsylvania.


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