Hoke County High School will begin offering a barbering program to its students. Student will begin the program during their sophomore year and continue until they are eligible to sit for their certification exam after the completion of 1,528 training hours. For the first year of the program, 30 students have been accepted. Only 20 of those students will be able to continue into the more intensive second year of the program.
The high school converted a classroom near the sports’ fields into the new barbering training facility which includes barber chairs and has passed state inspections. Students will wear uniforms while in class. The program has hired instructor Christopher Parker from Miller-Motte College.