SkillsUSA, an organization that enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors, and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work, recently hosted their yearly competition. These competitions give high school and post-secondary students an opportunity to compete in various skill activities, including welding, carpentry, medical assistance, phlebotomy, and cosmetology to name a few.

Photo: PCC Student and 3rd Place Winner Tori ClaytonTwo students in Piedmont Community College’s (PCC) Cosmetology program, Tori Clayton and Elizabeth Allbright, participated in the most recent Hair Color competition placing third and sixth, respectively. Along with the hair color component, students also completed a one-page resume and set up a mock phone appointment with North Carolina State Board Inspectors.

“This is a wonderful moment for our students,” comment Fayecha Smith, Instructor in the Cosmetology program. “They have worked extremely hard and I am so proud of their skills, accomplishments, and trust in me in leading them to success.”

About SkillsUSA
The mission of SkillsUSA is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens. The organization prides itself on improving the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical, and professional skills training. SkillsUSA serves more than 335,000 students and instructors annually. To learn more, visit

About PCC’s Cosmetology program
PCC’s Cosmetology program provides competency-based knowledge, scientific/artistic principles, and hands-on fundamentals associated with the cosmetology industry. The curriculum offers a simulated salon environment, enabling students to develop practical, real-world skills.

Course work includes instruction in all phases of professional imaging, hair design, chemical processes, skin care, nail care, multi-cultural practices, business/computer principles, product knowledge, and other selected topics.

Graduates should qualify to sit for the State Board of Cosmetic Arts examination. Employment opportunities are available in beauty salons as a skin/nail specialist, platform artist, and in related businesses.

Free Summer Camp – June 26-29
Is Cosmetology the field for you? Find out at PCC’s free Cosmetology Camp. Camp activities are available in both Person and Caswell counties the week of June 26-29. During the camp rising 9th – 12th graders will have the opportunity to learn about the wonderful world of hair, skin, and nails! This may include braiding, flat ironing, skincare, makeup, manicures, pedicures, first aid, and sanitation! Applications are due by June 19 and are available at

For additional information about the Cosmetology program or summer camp opportunities, contact Robin McLean at (336) 694-8066 or (Caswell County Campus) or Fayecha Smith at (336) 322-2112 or (Person County Campus) or visit

Photo: PCC Student and 3rd Place Winner Tori Clayton


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