Lisa found out about Trades Academy when she came to an Open Day in Year 11. “The Beauty programme really stood out to me as something I might like to do. In fact it’s actually exceeded all my expectations”. Lisa says that the professional facilities at NMIT make all the difference. “Our classroom is like a real salon."
Lisa’s highlights so far have been learning how to apply facials, eyebrow and eyelash tinting, as well as learning how to look after a client in the salon. She also likes the fact that the students are responsible for their own learning. “Our tutor guides us through what we need to learn, rather than telling us what to do.”
As a result of taking part in the programme Lisa is planning on enrolling at NMIT as a fulltime student next year to complete the Level 4 Certificate in Beauty Therapy. “This course has given me a sense of direction. I’d rate it 10 out of 10.”