Hi everyone! Some of you may know me and some may not, my name is Robbie Hickey and I am currently enrolled in my last session of the Cosmetology program at Suncoast Technical Education Center. You may present the question of why I chose to attend SunTech over all the other schools in the area. I have always had a passion for hair and makeup going all the way back to watching my mom style her hair and apply her make up for work when I was a kid. I was recruited by one of the staff members who told me about SunTech. There were a few factors I considered with choosing to attend this program while being a mid-twenty college student. Those reasons were scheduling, tuition, financial aid, and the overall atmosphere of the school. A lot of college students or adults of any age who are trying to pursue their passion of a career usually are faced with the concern of the class schedule and balancing work into or around it. What I have personally found helpful, while still attempting to make a living to support myself as many of you out there are, is that for example my class schedule is Monday thru Thursday 3-9 p.m. This allows any of us to work during the day and not have to stress about missing a day of school or work. The program also has built in make-up days throughout the school term so that you can stay on top of your attendance. If you are concerned about how you’ll afford going to school, I have found that SunTech is the cheapest tuition in the area and they have a financial aid department which gives you the opportunity for grants or a payment plan to cover the tuition if you have out of pocket cost. When I used to think of an education center, I envisioned classrooms with monotone educators and book assignments. That is not the case with these programs! The atmosphere of the cosmetology program is incredible with taking on a salon setting, learning to multitask, and manage a salon with clients. After your first set of hours in the curriculum it becomes more hands on learning. I have gotten so much out from my time with my educators and molding myself into the stylist I am today. Constantly finding ways to make our program grow and working as a team. So see for yourself, do you have a passion for the world of cosmetology or even any other courses SunTech has to offer? If you do, please contact the school and speak to the staff and let them help you start your Bright Technical Career!