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Small business workshop
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Kaskaskia College will host a workshop, “Starting a Small Business in Illinois,” on Thursday, July 24, from 2-4 p.m. at the Vandalia Campus, located at 2310 Fillmore St.
Topics to be covered include: how to develop a business plan as well as a marketing plan; how to get organized and maintain records; determining the form of your business structure; and legal and financial basics.
The fee for the non-credit class is $10, and pre-registration is required. Call 545-3429 to register.  At least six people must register, and the registration deadline is one week prior to the class.
The Illinois Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) at Kaskaskia College is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and Kaskaskia College as a service to Illinois small businesses. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

‘Reading Link’ volunteers needed
Kaskaskia College’s “The Reading Link” is in need of volunteer tutors. “The Reading Link” is holding formal training free of charge for volunteers who are interested in sharing their abilities to assist others in improving their skills.
Volunteers assist adult learners who are 17 years of age or older, in reading, writing, basic math, and learning Basic English Skills.
Anyone who has a genuine concern for others, an ability to learn and an ability to read well can volunteer. Volunteers tutor learners for a minimum of two hours per week.
After volunteers finish the training, tutors meet on a regular basis with an individual from their own community in a public place such as a church, school, public library or other area that is convenient to the tutor and to the learner.
Free volunteer tutor training dates include Tuesday, Aug. 12, at the Vandalia Campus. Session II is also required and will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, at the KC Main Campus, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
To register for the next training, call “The Reading Link” at Kaskaskia College at 1-800-642-0859, ext. 3119, or 545-3119.

Cosmetology program
The Kaskaskia College cosmetology department is now enrolling for classes for the fall semester, beginning Aug. 18.
The KC cosmetology program offers a program with instructors who have almost 150 years of salon experience to help students acquire a chosen career in cosmetology.
Students will receive theory and practical technology that encompasses hair, skin and nail services offered in a salon as well as receiving specialty classes, such as work ethics and business classes to help them become successful stylists, salon owners or platform artists.
During the first phase of study, the students will have theory and practical application only. The second phase of study, the students begin a real-life experience in a clinic setting, as well as practical application, continuing until graduation, under the supervision of the instructors.
The cosmetology program is divided into two semesters and a summer session. The program is normally conducted five days a week. All classes are in session from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday.­
Students are required to complete 50 credit hours in the prescribed course of study in order to be eligible to take the state board exam and be licensed as a cosmetologist. New students are accepted three times a year, in August, January and June.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
For more information or to schedule an enrollment application, go online to www.kaskaskia.edu/cosmetology or contact Kelli Malone at 545-3306 or by email at kmalone@kaskaskia.edu.

Nail technology program
The Kaskaskia College nail technology program is now enrolling new students for the fall semesters that begins on Aug. 18. This part-time program is 16 weeks long and gives students all necessary coursework to be eligible to take the state board exams and become a licensed nail technician.
The program includes the study of manicuring; pedicuring; hand, arm and foot massage; nail, hand, arm and leg anatomy; various nail technology procedures; product knowledge; product chemistry; nail fabric procedures; nail sculpting procedures; UV and LED light and gel products for nails; and machine apparatus for nail technology.
Technical application and the use of chemicals in nail technology will also be discussed.
The nail technology industry is expected to grow 20 percent by 2018, which is much greater than the average of other careers. Growth in the number of full service spas and nail salons will generate a greater need for nail techs in the future.
Enrollment is limited, and admission to the program is on a first-come, first-served basis. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.
For more information or to schedule an enrollment appointment contact Kelli Malone at 545-3306 or by email at kmalone@kaskaskia.edu.