Jan 27, 2010, 1:50 PM
least 31 students have graduated at Vicky’s Hairdressing Salon and Skills
Center, after undergoing a year certificate and diploma training courses in
hairdressing and cosmetology, 23 of them graduated with certificate and 8 in
Kayoele Oloja said the skills training center has been committed in providing quality skills designed to suit the needs of the people, providing careers to early school leavers and caters for men, women, and youth.
He urged the graduates to consider this as their first step in achieving great success in the future.
Adama Njie, chairman of the skill center’s board of directors and guest speaker urged the graduates not to relent in their efforts as they still have more to achieve.
He called for more empowerment for women saying to move this country forward, more support should be given to the women as they deserve more empowerment to complement their efforts.
Victoria Goddard Tamba, proprietress of the skills center said she left for the UK in 1987, to study hairdressing and cosmetology for two years, and when she returned in 1989, she decided to establish the training center.
Mrs. Tamba said the skills center has maintained a high standard of honesty with customers and expansion over the years, adding that in October 2009, she decided to transform the salon into a skills center and was licensed by NAQAA.
“The center has been agreeable with the quality assurance standard of the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority and at this stage, we have trained over 500 students,” She said.
She stated that hairdressing within the curriculum is to enhance students to develop their skills and become self-employed and independent, saying their policy is based on the belief that lifelong learning is crucial to the development of self-reliant individuals.
Cecilia Goddard-Njie, who spoke about customer service excellence, said customer loyalty is an important element for sustainable development and success in business. She said that good service will help to achieve customer satisfaction.