Richmond, VA, August 06, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- In today's economic climate more and more well educated people are becoming frustrated with the lack of job opportunities open to them. With unemployment rates running at 8.9% in Washington DC, 6.7 % in Maryland 6.7%, and 5.6% in Virginia; this situation is not likely to change anytime soon.
The solution to the growing unemployment problem is simple: self-employment! The International Image Academy offers all the tools necessary to do just that. Through a unique modular system, the Academy provides individuals all the education and tools needed to establish their own business. With a few minor investments, the Academy sets individuals on the road to an extremely fulfilling and exciting career in the multifaceted industry of Image Consulting.
Image Consulting is a title that fits in a variety of industries and businesses; e.g. Advisors to politicians, business coaching, individual image consulting services, personal shopping, closet specialist, retail shopping specialist, hair and make-up specialist, bridal consulting, full-figured clients, corporate workshops, etiquette specialists, fashion design, makeup artists and celebrity stylists, just to name a few. In addition to incredible job opportunities, this unique industry allows for worldwide mobility, allowing for both a home or mobile-based business.
The International Image Academy is fully accredited through AICI (the Association of Image Consultants International.) The Academy is unique in having the ability to offer each 2 day module separately offering 1.3 or 1.4 CEU’s, and is offering a total of 6.6 AICI CEU’s for the full 10-day course. The International Image Academy trains and certifies prospective and aspiring image consultants to set up and run their own individual practices. They offer training which includes style and body shape analysis, color analysis using the latest tonal system, personal shopping, wardrobe consulting, as well as business and marketing skills.
For individuals in the Washington DC and Virginia area the Richmond location of The International Image Academy is ideal and the first of its kind. The Academy also offers a second educational location in Houston, TX. In addition, there is a mobile aspect to The International Image Academy, which allows for educational opportunities to exist within the borders of the U.S. or anywhere else on the globe.
Both Co-Founders are international – Jane Seaman, AICI CIP was born in England and has lived and worked in Australia, England and Dubai prior to moving to Houston. She has run her image consulting business Imagine Image Consultancy successfully for 7 years. Joanne Rae, AICI CIP was born in South Africa and has lived and worked in Pretoria, Cape Town in South Africa as well as Minneapolis and Richmond, in the USA. She also owns and operates Younique Image Consulting, a well-established part of the Richmond, VA community for the past 13 years.