Eight Victoria University hair and make-up students are taking the concept of learning in the workplace to a new level.
Four hairdressing and four make-up students from the School of Service Industries will be in New York at the New York Fashion Week in early September.
The students are travelling to New York as part of the University's Outbound Mobility Program. This program provides students with international work experience opportunities by combining recognised training qualifications with experience at applying their skills in an internationally recognised forum.
The lucky students are Ainslie Fisher, Alishia Misevski, Frankie Endersbee, Linda Fadda, Amy Macdonald, Annelise Langdon, Natalie Li Volti and Saleena Cheetamun. Amy and Frankie have already left and others are still taking their classes in anticipation of the big event.
An intense selection process was followed to ensure all students would benefit from the opportunity to extend their experience. They faced an interview panel, a review of their work portfolio and an assessment on their skill and before being selected to head to New York for a feast of fashion, makeup and hair:
VU Teacher Veronica Di Girolamo, a VU graduate herself, will be supervising the students on their ten day intensive exchange.
While they received some federal government funding, each student has contributed towards her own expenses.
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