• Petitioned The removal of the Barbering and Cosmetology Program at SLCC

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The removal of the Barbering and Cosmetology Program at SLCC

Keep the program

    1. Mardee Jones
    2. Petition by

      Mardee Jones

      Herriman, UT

This is one of the few programs at Salt Lake Community College where the community can come to the school for a service. It costs the members of the community next to nothing to come in for hair cuts, colors, and shaves. There are several people who could not afford these services otherwise, because they do not have the money or are disabled. This programs allows members of the community to have a greater sense of self worth. It is the only program at the school that actually brings in money for these services. This program has been at the school for several years, and needs to continue to be a part of this school. There is talk about the President of Salt Lake Community College wanting to turn the school into a university. The fact of the matter is that the community needs a place where they can go to afford their education. They need a place where they can start over, and make a better life for themselves and their family. The future of the community is at risk here, and it is starting with the removal of the barbering and cosmetology program. Please help stop the removal of this program and the changing of the direction of this school.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kimberley Shelton SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      I think this program is invaluable. It provides opportunities to those who want to learn a trade, and thereby helps them become productive members of society at an affordable cost. The SLCC Barbering and Cosmetology Program affords members of our society the chance to better their situation. It also brings money into the school and offers services to the community at an affordable cost. I think it is a big mistake to get rid of the program, and I hope this petition will help to prove that point.

      • over 2 years ago

      the community needs this!

    • Shantel Jenkins MURRAY, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      Previous student at SLCC-Barbering & Cosmetology program. It is a great program and I have a lot of good memories. It has been around for a long time and I would hate to see it go!

    • Josh Gold SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      Keeping the program is about jobs that will always need to be done in our community, and its inclusive... Having a cosmetology certificate program fits directly with the stated mission of SLCC.

    • Diane Hales LAYTON, UT
      • over 2 years ago

      Barbering and Cosmetology is an honored profession. Those licensed provide a service that almost all men, women and children use on an ongoing basis. Let's face it, hair grows! We need trained professionals to provide this service. SLCC should continue to offer this course.


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