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Apprentice works on top fashion models

 

Local hairdresser Clare Deans, 19, of Gazebo Hair, has capped off her three-year apprenticeship with a remarkable week of experiences to add to her résumé.From May 16-21, Miss Deans and business owner Andrew Eade worked with some of the world’s most famous models at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Sydney.Together they worked on countless models’ hair in what was Miss Deans’ first business trip."It was very full-on. There was a lot of preparation time that we had to do beforehand," Miss Deans said."On average it was about four hours of prep for a 10-minute show."Many of the models were easy to work with."Miss Deans said while she spent most of the week backstage, she did get to sit in the audience and watch one of the fashion shows.While this was her first fashion show, Mr Eade has been working at the international fashion show since 2005."He has been going for the last 12 years. I think he really enjoys it, as it’s very different to a salon environment."Hopefully I can go again next year.

 

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Future Leaders start their Journey

On Wednesday night the Future Leaders of Industry (FLOI) was launched for 2016 with 13 new students attending the opening night dinner to kick off the program. Now in its 11th year, the program is run by Glenelg and Southern Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network (GSGLLEN) in conjunction with Portland Aluminium.The students and their parents got their first taste of the program and what it has to offer, meeting their business mentors and other local business people.The FLOI, which runs over a number of months, allows students to learn about local industries and career paths and work on skills that will help their future employment such as leadership, presentation and public speaking.In addition the participants will receive one-on-one guidance from their local mentor who will share their valuable experience from their career, which is in the students’ field area of interest.

 

The program is supported by various local businesses and organisations, along with numerous local professionals who participate in the student workshops.Portland Aluminium plant manager Peter Chellis was enthusiastic about being involved in the program again and supporting the next generation of professionals."We started this program eleven years ago to help promote local careers and build local talent," Mr Chellis said. "We are committed to using our experience and our facilities for the greatest benefit in our community, and providing further education and training opportunities for our local young people is an important part of that goal."

 

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