Nine women from different salons in the Birim Central Municipality, have graduated as professional hairdressers from the Ghana Hairdressers and Beauticians Association (GHABA).
The graduates spent three years pursuing training in thermal style, braiding, hair extension and chemical application, among others.
The graduates mounted an exhibition and fashion show to display part of what they had learnt during the period. They also received certificates and other awards.
The Brim Central Deputy Coordinating Director, Mr. Badu Baiden, who was the Guest Speaker, urged the graduates to make judicious use of what they had learnt, saying, they should also be fair with their clients.
“Now that you have passed through this training, you have become professionals and therefore, it behoove on all of you to display the qualities of maturity at your various salons,” he stated.
Mr. Badu Baiden noted that people who learn trades very often turn to disappoint their customers, since most of them do not honour their job promises, saying, “let your yes be yes and no be no”.
The Deputy Co-ordinating Director advised that by the completion of their training, they had already become self-employed, that they should not expect to have big shops before starting to operate their salons, saying, “you can operate from a humble beginning”.
He stated that the development and empowerment of the unskilled youth had been of great concern to the Government and, therefore, urged the business community and churches to help provide skill training to people in the deprived areas. GNA