Over the last three months, students from Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center were treated to an extreme makeover; sponsored by the EOC Tech Foundation, Men’s Warehouse, and Suited for Success. Each of the six female and six male students, who were selected by their instructors, were chosen to receive an entirely new professional wardrobe in an event the school is referring to as Dress for Success. Each of the twelve students from the morning and afternoon sessions at EOC Tech received tailored suits, new dress shoes, and haircuts from local stylist.
Afterwards, tech center’s students then came together for the reveal of their fellow students new suave look, and every student was given lessons on how to properly put together a professional outfit, tie a tie, iron clothing, and shine shoes by representatives from a local Men’s Warehouse and Suited for Success. Additionally, Suited for Success gave each of the nearly 120 female students at EOC Tech samples of makeup and demonstrated a few makeup and hair styling techniques.
The emphasis for this program was based around one of Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center’s 4R’s (Respectful, Responsible, Ready to Work, and Ready to Learn). The idea was to empower student to be Ready to Work and ready to enter into the job force with a professional wardrobe and professional mindset. Students can take these new outfits, walk into any business professional interview, and be “Dressed for Success”.
With such an amazing outcome from this year’s event, Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center plans to continue the Dress for Success program annually, allowing each year’s students to have the same opportunity to participate in this incredible program.