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Student Volunteers Give Rehabilitation Center Patients New Holiday Looks

Students from the barbering program at Atlanta Technical College (ATC) provided complimentary holiday grooming services to patients at the Crestview Rehabilitation Center.

Atlanta, GA, December 24, 2009 --( Atlanta Technical College Students Provide Barbering Services at Rehabilitation Center

As part of an ongoing volunteer partnership with the Crestview Rehabilitation Center, students from the barbering program at Atlanta Technical College (ATC) provided complimentary haircuts and shaves to patients at the center. With 18 students and two instructors participating in the one-day event, more than 75 patients received new looks for the holidays.

As part of the partnership, ATC students visit the center twice a year – over the Thanksgiving/Christmas Holiday and during National Nursing Home Care Week, which is in mid-May.

“The program presents a wonderful opportunity for ATC students to not only work on their craft, but also serve residents of the Atlanta community,” shared James Harris, Department Chair of the barbering program at Atlanta Technical College. “Many of the patients and facilitators at the rehabilitation center expressed their gratitude for the grooming services and are already looking forward to the next event in May.”

Barbering is a flourishing career option for both men and women. ATC offers a diploma program that includes a sequence of courses that prepare students for careers in the field of barbering. The program emphasizes specialized training in hair and scalp conditions, equipment safety, skin care, and business management. Program graduates receive a barbering diploma and are eligible for employment as barbers, shop managers or business owner. Additionally, students can go on to test for the state’s Master Barber license exam.

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About The Atlanta Technical College
Atlanta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is located in the city of Atlanta, is an accredited institution of higher education that provides affordable lifelong learning opportunity, associate degree, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, customized business and industry training, continuing education and other learning services using state-of-the-art technology in more than 100 fields. The integration of academics and applied career preparation to enhance student learning is essential in meeting the workforce demands and economic development needs of the people, businesses, and communities of Fulton Country.

Contact: Terreta A. Rodgers
Director of College Advancement
Atlanta Technical College
Phone (404) 225-4604
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