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For trade students, online classes can t replicate hands-on

Like students across the US, Christa Schall was working toward graduation when the coronavirus closed her school. But unlike many, she can t finish her classes online her cosmetology programme, like the coursework at many technical and trade schools, requires hands-on training. Schall needs to cut, paint and style hair at the Aveda Institute in Ohio to graduate and get her license to practice, but weeks of closures have put her behind. Her last client, a woman who got her highlights retouched every two weeks, panicked when she learned the salon was closing after her mid-March appointment. Schall had her own moment of panic, realizing her life would be on hold. Now, instead of graduating in September, she must wait until spring. Traditional students can take that learning anywhere. For us, we have to do it a certain way, she said. For Schall and other students at technical and trade colleges, the coronavirus is disrupting their education in a very different way than that of more ...

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