Many modern teenagers face a catch-22: their parents don?t trust them behind the wheel of a car, but they need the driving experience to become more trustworthy drivers. Russ Bond, a 30-year automotive industry vet, decided to remedy this dilemma. He started kartSTART.ca, a traveling, family-friendly go-kart program that reaches beyond the mere thrill of racing in fast gas-powered carts to also emphasize the fundamentals and physics of driving. ?What we teach here is how a vehicle works,? says Bond on his website, ??we help teenagers prepare for the daunting task of driving on today?s roads with the masses.?
During full-day programs at speedways throughout Canada, future drivers can hop into a Toyota go-kart for three driving sessions and an array of safety activities and lessons. To simplify matters, the outing includes all of the equipment necessary for a safe and realistic driving experience, including helmets and built-in backseat drivers designed to second-guess every turn you make. Programs also include lunch and beverages.
Clients at the med-spa at Canadian Beauty College undergo treatments to help tone their faces and minimize blemishes, but they aren’t the only ones benefitting. That’s because clients can elect to have their services performed by highly trained students, who use the hands-on experience to advance their studies—and charge less at the same time. Like a lioness teaching cubs to hunt for supermarket deals, certified professionals both supervise students and perform services themselves to keep their skills sharp. Students and teachers alike use only professional-grade products in each treatment, including the likes of Dermalogica skincare and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, a vegan and cruelty-free line.
How Cool Is That? goes to great lengths to ease the mental anxieties of not only students, but also their parents. Their qualified instructors aims to enrich students' understanding while also boosting their marks within a short time frame using hands-on application of math and science concepts. Along the way, instructors teach students study skills that will help them learn without help in the future. Each location teaches lessons that align with the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and Ontario curriculum.
The instructors at Harmony at Home Music are passionate about music —that's why they earned music degrees, ARCT certifications, and other qualifications, and that's why they each perform musically outside the school. During lessons, they teach students to coax music from instruments or vocal cords, and they also work to foster each student's interest in music. The style of teaching is friendly and flexible, and lessons are held in students' homes for added convenience.
Huronia Arts Academy summons sheet music off the page and into the hands, mouths, and hearts of eager acolytes. Versed in classical, jazz, pop, and myriad other musical genres, skilled educators offer students of all ages and skill levels guidance in the nuances of notes and secret world of clefs. Within the confines of a cozy, soundproof chamber, you'll be guided towards a mastery of melodies on your choice of violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, flute, sax, piano, voice, drums, or accordion. If you don’t have the instrument you’re interested in, Huronia Arts Academy can help arrange a rental (for an additional fee). Unlike one-size-fits-all clown noses or ice cream assembly lines, students can personalize their pursuits; guitar instructors, for instance, chat with fledgling strummers about the style and type of guitar lessons they're seeking out, and then place them with a teacher that meets their needs.
The Aesthetics College of Canada builds a foundation for budding beauticians' future careers by imbuing students with theoretical knowledge and hands-on training in four-day classes. A makeup-application course delves into the history of cosmetics before exploring facial-feature enhancement, skin-tone product choices, and how to tint eyebrows without using shoe polish (up to $999). Similarly, the introductory laser-hair-removal session recalls electromagnetic spectrum and IPL days of yore in order to discuss hair biology and anatomy, skin types, and advanced bristle-banishing techniques (up to $999). For a more hands-on approach to banishing wily follicles, an introductory waxing seminar instructively enlightens with in-depth suggestions and tips for using tools to reshape eyebrows and other forested areas ($849). The college's spa-like atmosphere, up-to-date machines, and life-like laugh track allow apprentices the chance to hone real-world aesthetic skills.