Portage launches Barber Certificate Program

June 2, 2021
Portage College has announced that it is launching a Barber Certificate program. Students will learn technical knowledge such as how to perform basic to advanced cuts using fades, shaves, styling, and beard design, and will learn skills needed for salon operations. After completing the 16-week program, which is approved by Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT), students can choose to continue at Portage in the Hairstyling program for an additional semester. Barber Certificate students are required to complete 1,450 hours of on-the-job training and must pass the AIT exams to become fully certified barbers. Portage says that this is the first Barber Certificate program in Alberta. Portage (AB)