I am Tiffany Sissing, and I am a student at the Beauty Therapy Institute, Somerset West.
As I was growing up, I knew that I wanted to study further after I had finished school; I was just unsure about what I wanted to study. Throughout my high school years, I discovered that sitting behind a computer is not what I am destined to do; I need to be practical, do something with my hands, make people happy and feel good about themselves. In the meantime, I explored my options of practical institutes, and came across BTI. I enquired about the courses, prices and about the college in general. This was the perfect option for me, with my mom being a single parent and not being able to afford a university or any other private institutes. This was great, as modular courses are offered here and can be paid as you do a module at a time which really helps, as you can save for one module while doing another.
When I decided that this was what I wanted to study, I chose to do the Beauty Specialist Diploma; I started with one module, and then saved up for the next. After completing two modules, I was blessed with the funds for the rest of the course. This was such an amazing blessing as I did not know where the rest of the money would come from for the next few modules. Now as my course is paid in full, I can still do one module at a time, or even do more than one at a time. However, seeing all the courses and modules offered at BTI, I was really interested in the NSI Nail Technology course. I know that this is a popular treatment and made this my next goal as soon as my mom could afford it. During the year it has come to my attention that this very course was the prize in a lucky draw, and I thought to myself, this is mine; it is meant for me. Since that very day, I told my family and they believed with me and we made it a praying matter, as this course is the desire of my heart, they knew how important it was to me. After the charity day that took place at BTI, Somerset West (I completely forgot about the luck draw) my phone rang, and it was Julia. Not even realizing, I answered the call. Only then it hit me why she was calling me. The moment just brought tears to my eyes and a smile from ear to ear. My prayer had been answered! This was truly a miracle. I am ecstatic to start this course, and I feel blessed and privileged to do it.
My experience at the Beauty Therapy Institute has been wonderful so far. The times are flexible, so I am able to do another passion of mine; dancing, which takes up most of my time during the afternoon and evening but I am able to work around it. The lecturers are great, they are helpful when needed , I am never push down, they always build you up and they make you feel at home. It is an amazing environment and the atmosphere is always pleasant, creating such a good vibe to work in. I could not have asked for a better place than this one to study further.
I love BTI!!