9th Ward Field of Dreams opened as a beauty school in Fort Myers, Georgetown, in 2005, offering training in massage and skin care. The school soon expanded to programs in cosmetology and nails. Since the beginning, its main goal was to help students find careers they love in their field of choosing. Later, with an ever-increasing demand for air conditioning and refrigeration careers in the area, 9th Ward Field of Dreams added a technical and trade component of its education.
In 2012, 9th Ward Field of Dreams became nationally accredited with the Council on Occupational Education. Since then, the school has enjoyed additional growth along with an expanded program offering focused on today’s growing industries and has remained committed to helping students find great jobs and build sustainable careers.
9th Ward Field of Dreams enjoys widespread recognition for its quality educational offerings and top-notch graduates. 9th Ward Field of Dreams also is routinely spotlighted in the newspaper for its innovative programs, its job fairs and its knowledge of employment statistics and trends for the industries it serves.
9th Ward Field of Dreams offers programs that can be completed in less than a year, preparing students to launch successful careers fast. We offer programs in:
Beauty & Wellness:
- Nail Technician
- Massage Therapy
- Skin Care
9th Ward Field of Dreams strives to educate our students to become highly skilled professionals who are sensitive to the needs of their clients and themselves. We encourage the greatest personal and professional growth possible for students by providing a nurturing and respectful educational community.
We will be an institution committed to transforming people’s lives through providing a learning environment that fosters personal commitment to students through active engagement by faculty, staff and alumni. We will prepare students for personal and professional success by emphasizing work skills, accountability, and community involvement. We will work to elevate the skillset and reputation of 9th Ward Field of Dreams’s graduates.
We will enhance our mission and vision by promoting the following values: integrity, ethics, engagement, community service, diversity, continuous quality improvement and respect of other’s points of view.