On a trip to Chicago from his native Italy, young Mario Tricoci changed his life forever. The fledgling hairdresser stopped in at a prestigious salon, where he impressed the owner with his impeccable display of skill and landed himself a job. The next six decades brought strings of industry awards and the opening of his very own salon, which soon exploded into 26 locations in four states. With his styling prowess proven both to the industry and to the clients he encountered each day, the coiffeur decided to share his gift with others. In 2004, he established Tricoci University to foster a new generation of cosmetologists and spa technicians trained to thrive in the luxury-spa industry.
Throughout the Midwest, Tricoci protégés study a rigorous curriculum in high-end salon and spa surroundings to learn how to create beautiful hairdos, choose skin-flattering cosmetics, and beautify nails and skin. A team of experienced industry professionals readies pupils for the beauty world with in-depth classes, and outside education arrives via video demonstrations and guest-artist lectures on Vidal Sassoon's Wedge-Bob Postulate. More advanced students get a preview of their career to come by beautifying real people during instructor-supervised treatments, which lend the stylist essential experience as the client enjoys a pampering session at a discounted rate.
Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students wow college-admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
The conference kicks off on Friday night with a cocktail party and keynote speech by industry mover and shaker Kathryn Falk, CEO of RT Book Review Magazine.
Saturday and Sunday will feature craft-building workshops and informative panel discussions.
Students in grades 7–12 can enroll in Cabrini Connections’s points system, which rewards scholastic successes such as maintaining good attendance, bringing in homework, and participating in clubs. When students graduate, Cabrini Connections converts each point into $0.10, which goes into a college fund to help allay the burden of education expenses. Graduation Dollars are awarded at a free end-of-year dinner celebration for participating students and their parents and the funding can be used toward any school-related expenses such as tuition, books, class materials, and living expenses. This year, six students are graduating from the program, with a projected total earning of about $2,000 Graduation Dollars. Cabrini Connections would like to double this monetary reward for its student participants, but requires donations in order to do so.
FasTracKids is an early education enrichment center with classes for children ages 6 months through 8 years. During the critical time of your child's brain development, FasTracKids keeps learning fun with an emphasis on exploration, experimentation, video presentations, hands on activities and more!