Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015 | 10:52 a.m.
A local cosmetology school is planning to build a new training facility in North Las Vegas with the help of a $1.25 million federal grant announced today.
Expertise Cosmetology Institute, the region’s first African-American-owned cosmetology school, plans to build in an economically distressed area of North Las Vegas to provide jobs and workforce training to residents, according to an announcement from U.S. Sen. Harry Reid.
“This training center will benefit an area that truly needs it most,” Reid said in a statement. “In addition to the good-paying jobs that will be created from building and running the facility, this project will also lay the foundation for economic success for many years to come.”
The total project will cost $2 million, with $1.25 million coming from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration. Construction is expected to create 552 jobs.
“Expertise Inc. is humbled and proud to be awarded the opportunity to continue the path of educating,” Executive Director Gwen Braimoh said in a statement. “We are happy to collaborate with EDA as we work hand-in-hand to impact lives in Nevada through both education and job creation.”