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Board costs delaying opportunity


January 26, 2018

Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

DEON ERVANS, Wakefield-Marenisco and Gogebic Community College graduate of the cosmetology program, is delaying taking state board exams so he can get a new car. Ervans looks forward to cutting hair.


WAKEFIELD - Deon Ervans knew at least three years ago he wanted to go into cosmetology. Back then as a junior at the Wakefield-Marenisco school, he wanted to study at the Paul Mitchell school in Escanaba.

In comparing Gogebic Community College's program and the Paul Mitchell program, Ervans decided to stay local, as GCC had a higher success rate and cost less.

On Dec. 15, Ervans completed the three-semester program at GCC, but must delay entry into the field because of the requirement to pass two state tests. The theory and practical examinatio...

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