Klein ISD Flips Traditional Career Fair

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Klein ISD hosted its first-ever Cosmetology Reverse Career Fair recently, which brought potential employers and cosmetology students from across the district together to explore employment opportunities.

Throughout the event, our cosmetology students showcased their knowledge, talents, and personalities with professional portfolios, resumes, and firm handshakes.

“It’s a blessing [to be here today], it’s such a huge opportunity that a lot of people don’t get,” Klein Collins senior Mariah Tims said.

A number of Klein ISD alum attended the event to seek out homegrown talent from the Klein Family. Monica Ortega, who graduated from Klein Forest in 2001, was thrilled to see the growth in Klein ISD cosmetology programs since she joined the industry.

“It’s amazing to see how much more they’re learning here in Klein ISD,” she said. “I had amazing teachers here and I always reference Klein for that.”

With hope in their hearts, our cosmetology pathway explorers expressed how the program helped them discover, cultivate, and nurture their passion in order to go from promise to purpose.

“I specialize in acrylic nails, I love getting to express myself through that and it’s something I can actually do with my heart, it’s not just a job to me, it’s a passion,” Klein Forest senior Eugene Gonzales said.

While the career fair was a learning experience, the cosmetology program as a whole serves as a hands-on approach to learning all year long.

“They learn life skills and life lessons, like professionalism, how to adapt to the working world and how to interact with a variety of different personalities to be more successful,” Klein Oak Cosmetology Instructor Lucille Rowley said. “The industry has changed so much, there’s so much opportunity for them now. It’s not just standing behind a hair chair for 12 or 15 hours a day anymore.”




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