Career Certifications in Goulds

$99 for a Six-Method Hair Extension Course at The Perfect Hair Company ($299 Value)

The Perfect Hair Company

Commerce Park East

$299 $99

Students learn six different hair extension methods, readying them for salon clients with hands-on instruction

$95 for Online Personal-Training Certification from American Fitness Institute ($299 Value)

American Fitness Institute

Online Deal

$299 $95

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

40-Hour Ultimate Bartending Course or a Four-Hour Cocktail Workshop at 786-Bartend (Up to 60% Off)

786-Bartend

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Instructors provide spirited education on high-quality liquors, teaching mixing, presentation, and etiquette in an actual nightclub

$44 for $75 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes — The Body Bar Institute

The Body Bar Institute

Westchester

$75 $44

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

CPR-Certification Class for One or Two at National Medical Institute (38% Off)

National Medical Institute

Hialeah

$40 $25

Healthcare professionals train laypeople in life-saving CPR skills, with certification at the end of class

Three-Hour Mixology Bartending Workshop from Elite Bartending School in Miami Beach (47% Off)

Elite Bartending School

Flamingo / Lummus

$150 $79

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World mixologists & renowned flair bartenders from Las Vegas & Europe teach hands-on workshops in South Beach nightclub

$129 for Introductory Flight Lesson Package with Logbook from NS Aviation ($400 Value) 

NS Aviation

North Perry Airport

$400 $129

Students pilot a plane for about 45 minutes during lessons with an FAA-certified instructor; includes a logbook and certificate

$195 for 40 Hours of Bartending Classes at ABC Bartending School ($395 Value)

ABC Bartending School

Oakland Park

$395 $195

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Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

Introduction to Aromatherapy Class for One or Two at Nature's Symphony (Up to 55% Off)

Natures Symphony Inc.

Boca Raton

$55 $25

Learn how and why aromatherapy works from a certified instructor with 25 years of experience

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The Little Farm has remained abuzz with the delighted giggles and awestruck squeals of 50,000 children each year since opening in 1978. Under the helm of Thomas and Valerie Jornlid, the couple who took ownership of the farm in 1990, The Little Farm has remained committed to fostering family-friendly escapes from the city with their meticulously managed gaggle of animals, all of which are hand-raised to meet the highest USDA health standards. None of the livestock—from pigs and ponies to rabbits and ducks—are hand-fed, which enables children to approach and pet the cute creatures without being chased for food or pestered for information about where they hide the pudding pops. Young guests can immerse themselves in farm life as they help the knowledgeable staff with daily tasks such as feeding the animals or milking the goats, or they can visit the onsite butterfly garden, which is dappled with educational plaques about different fluttering species. For lunch, visitors can enjoy a picnic on rented blankets or at tables in the farm’s pavilion.

13401 SW 224th St
Miami,
FL
US

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 Southwest 228th Avenue
Homestead,
FL
US

Most Popular Service: Test prep

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 2014

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Brands Used: Barbon's, College Board, Kaplan, Princeton

Pro Tip: For the first session, student must be prepared with material in-hand.

Student Home
Miami,
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