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TECHNICAL CLASSES OFFER DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCAL STUDENTS

Aaron Canon is only a high school junior, but already feels confident he'll be able to make a living when he graduates. His goal: to become a licensed cosmetologist. It's been his dream, and it is his passion, he says. Bored with more traditional high school classes, Canon is motivated in his technical classes. He's interested and doing well. He's not alone. Canon is one of a growing number of students pursing Career and Technical Education courses through Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. "This is something I wanted to do for a long time, and it's just great that I get to do it in high school. It's just great," he said, as he sat in a cosmetology course that felt more like advanced science than hair styling.

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