At 19 years old, April Jorgensen began working as a beauty therapist before branching into the field of cosmetic medicine and studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Biomedical Science. While studying, she established Niche Education Group when she recognised the need for an educational program to bridge to gap for beauty therapists wanting to upskill to work in a cosmetic medical setting.
Niche Education Group is a registered training organisation specialising in dermal therapies, cosmetic nursing, beauty and specialist makeup. Part of Jorgensen’s role sees her creating and designing four new courses and qualifications in both dermal therapies and cosmetic nursing.
Recently, she completed a leadership and immersion program in Uganda with The Hunger Project. She has since incorporated her experience there with her work by creating a division called the ACBT Student Clinic, which provides discounted beauty services to the public with all proceeds being donated to an epicentre in Malawi, Africa.
Jorgensen won the 2009 Telstra Western Australian Business Women’s Innovation Award and was a finalist in this year’s awards.
“I’m extremely proud of the contribution Niche Education Group has made to innovative training on a national scale and the employability skills we have provided to our graduates,” said Jorgensen.
Source: Telstra Business Women’s Awards