Nov. 8, 2023
Barbering Program students from PTC in Clearwater visited Largo Middle World IB School to give students stylish haircuts.
The PTC students are participating in a 900-hour program to become certified barbers. While the scholars got free haircuts, the barbering students got hands-on experience, allowing them to refine their skills and prepare for future careers as Master Barbers.
The experience also provided Largo Middle students with an opportunity to see career-training offerings available with Pinellas County Schools, said Largo Middle Principal Alec Liem.
PTC Barbering Instructor Robert Waterman wants students to know that "being a barber is a lot more than cutting hair."
"They can do stage shows. They can work for large clipper companies," Waterman said. "There are barbers who work (with) celebrities and they do a lot of different things."