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American Fitness Institute

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Online materials allow students to set their own pace over a four-week period before testing to be certified as a personal trainer

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Multiple Locations

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National Council for Certified Personal Trainers

Online Deal

$495 $148

An online training manual and videos prepare students for the personal-trainer certification exam

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Allapattah

$60 $29

Students learn life-saving techniques during a course that covers CPR, first aid, and the use of automated external defibrillators

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The Body Bar Institute

Westchester

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Hialeah

$40 $20

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North Perry Airport

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New York Bartending School of South Florida

Fort Lauderdale

$295 $99

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Boca Raton

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We spoke with Jack Macaluso—Regional Social Media and Web Coordinator at Beauty Schools of America—about how the academies prepare students for careers in the real world and why it's important for the schools to give back to their communities.

On the schools' mission

Above all else, Jack says that the schools "try to focus and harness the students' creativity," while giving them all of the experience and practical skills they need not simply to be prepared to enter the work force, but to succeed and thrive. The relatively lengthy training programs ensure that aspiring stylists, cosmetologists, makeup artists, barbers, and massage therapists fully understand the intricacies of their chosen specialty, as well as what they need to do to continue advancing their future career according to Jack.

On the role of the instructors

With a roster of instructors that includes industry professionals with international spa and salon experience, Beauty Schools of America strives to give attendees a broad view of the numerous options open to them. Jack is also clear that the teachers' guidance isn't limited to classroom environments. When the advanced-level students are allowed hone their talents by performing treatments for actual clients, "an instructor or two will always be there to assist and answer questions," he says.

On the products that the students use during treatments

Students use brand name products like Moroccanoil, Sojourn, Nioxin, and others. Working alongside their instructors at modern service stations, these stylists use these products to craft en vogue cuts, color, styling and therapeutic practices.

On the schools' charitable involvement

Beauty Schools of America embraces opportunities to give back to its communities while providing real-world experience for students at the same time. Jack goes on to describe events where the schools' aspiring barbers and cosmetologists performed complimentary services for underprivileged residents, and he mentions one specific occasion when massage students provided free treatments for community members who participated in a bike ride dedicated to raising awareness about multiple sclerosis.

600 NE 22nd Ter
Homestead,
FL
US

Miami Protection's team members see to the well-being of South Floridians through a slate of security and private-investigation services. With backgrounds that include military experience and police work, they lead training that ranges from basic firearms operations for personal defense to nonlethal submission tactics for law enforcement. Beyond training, these security experts also offer specialized services, such as setting up video surveillance for homes and businesses, as well as secure transportation for late-night grocery runs..

31810 SW 228nd Ave.
Homestead,
FL
US

A true family business, Ella Bella Rozio's Institute of Fashion combines the talents of founder and 25-year fashion-industry veteran Rocio Sanchez with her daughter Gabriella Tello's fresh take on trends and her son Fernando Tello's marketing savvy. While Fernando handles business matters, the mother-daughter duo helm the school and its workshops, leading fledgling designers through courses in fashion history, window display, and wardrobe planning.

Students find inspiration for their own creations in the custom-made gowns of Rozio Couture. Though the designers focus much of their energy on bridal and red-carpet wear, they also nod to the needs of everyday fashion with creations such as the ella 1 dress, a simple black tube that attaches to swooping skirts, dramatic ruffles, or elegant flotation devices.

264 Alhambra Cir
Coral Gables,
FL
US

The Miami branch of the Società Dante Alighieri was founded in 1997, more than a century after the society was founded in Rome. Its aim is to celebrate Italian culture and serve as a social hub for Italians. Working in tandem with its principle partner, the Consulate General of Italy in Miami, the society hosts language courses—including Italian, Portuguese, and Latin—and doles out PLIDA Italian proficiency exams and certificates. In addition, they offer cooking and wine classes that teach students how to concoct regional Italian specialties and appreciate the differences between Italian wine and tomato sauce served in wineglasses.

300 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables,
FL
US

At a professional studio flooded with natural light, professional photographers Marilyn Scavo and Carlos Osorio teach budding shutterbugs how to advance their picture-snapping skills during private lessons and beginner workshops. From composing compelling daytime shots to clearly capturing your boss screaming into a pillow, Photo Workshops Studios' instructors use their backgrounds in wedding, boudoir, and family photography to assist students in achieving portfolio-ready images.

210 Almeria Avenue
Coral Gables,
FL
US

PREPWORKS sees education like GPS. Each student is at a different, highly specific location along the path to knowledge. Rather than applying a blanket lesson plan to all students, PREPWORKS —the 2013 Best Educational Software Award winner for "best adaptive test preparation website worldwide" —gives unique directions to each individual that will guide them from their current location to their destination. This is accomplished using hundreds of data points culled from students' responses on quizzes. The software evaluates where an individual's strengths and weaknesses lie, then tailors lessons to the relevant information that will help the student reach the next level.

604 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne,
FL
US