Emily Rueb reported an extraordinary expose in an article featured in the New York Times regarding the rampant cheating of beauty schools and their various tactics to leave students drown in debts rather than creating channels of opportunity in the employment sector.
Entering into the occupation of hair cutting in the region of New York requires a graduation certificate from a barber school. However, this certification is determined by the total hour of training session undergone by the student, rather than verifying their effective skills related to the service. In addition, the number of training hours a student has to attend is also determined by the said NYS barber school, which certainly gives a wide range of session hours varying between each barber school of the region.
There are also several other constraints in the field of practicing or opportunity factor in the employment sector. In case any student gets the license to undertake hair-cutting service in New Mexico, Maine or Pennsylvania, he or she is able to enjoy privileges related to reciprocity rules. However, in case anyone is a licensee from the region of New Jersey, then that would not suffice for carrying on the practice in any region of Hudson. On the other hand, no such explanations are given to the students regarding such licensing rules based on regional employment and practicing restrictions at various areas under any specified hair-cutting license.
The complicated licensing technique is not over here. This general barber license does not offer the platform or permission to practicing students the right to engage in extensive hairstyling arrangements involving dyes, water, heat application, hair curling, straightening hair or application of any kind of chemical for altering color of hair. An additional 1000 hours of training at an authorized cosmetology school is highly essential. Above all, the barber also needs to pass an extensive test that involves demonstration of practical skills and several other multiple-choice questions.
It is definitely a silly idea to get exceptional training and license to carry out simple job of dying or straightening hair. Rather, the certification programs based on attending a definite time period is really very awkward. However, in case licensing of beauty salons were done on the simple basis of certification, then passing the test would have sufficed to start the business and a cost-effective training session would have been sufficient.
In addition, under such a situation, all beauty schools would require effective means to develop self-instructions along with advanced apprentice arrangements of several kinds. Instead of focusing on various issues related to upgrade the training sessions for students enrolled for having a future in beauty salons, the 1000 hours certification program for obtaining license by the licensing board is highly responsible to create a profitable and cozy business scheme for various training and licensing institutions.
As a result of this, the qualitative rate of effective education is down sliding and even the quality of teaching certainly turns out to be irrelevant in respect to the model of on-going business.