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Gateway Technical College will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Cosmetology and Barber Technologist program studio, The Cut Powered by Andis, at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 12, at 425 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington.
The ribbon cutting will be followed by tours and refreshments. The event is open to the public.

The Cosmetology program has been offered on the college’s Racine Campus and the Barber Technologist program has been offered at the Kenosha Campus in the past. Those programs and will continue to be offered at those sites.

However, both were expanded west to Burlington to meet the needs of business owners seeking trained workers, as well as students who live in that area who wish to enter the barbering or cosmetology career fields and seek education closer to home.

Students will receive classroom training at the college’s Burlington Center. They will then apply those skills and gain hands-on experience at The Cut by providing services to the public, as they do now in Racine and Kenosha.
The expansion was made possible through a partnership with Andis Co.

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