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Good morning everybody I'm Lawrence in and that -- welcome to foxnews.com live in the business half hour and it's Tuesday which means it's -- so Saturday.
I want to start with a company based in California that is literally shifting the needle on the job market.
-- -- executives are joining us Leslie to -- the general manager of the -- hobble economic development corporation.
And we also that in -- the president of new skin adults tattoo removal.
So it seems -- -- in the business of removing tattoos from people who live in your area at the same time offering job training.
Is out of the programs about how are you saying that tattoos are and hitting people from getting jobs.
-- the message so we're getting and an -- and that's what we Jeter is the economic opportunity in our community or lack.
Which is how -- partnership came about and cities and how are you -- -- service.
They were very interested in seeing how they partner when asked to do -- tattoo -- and job readiness -- I do not end -- readiness.
And they knew news in the tournament how are very model -- -- out -- -- out and it just allows us to do and I -- this job -- -- program.
Also remittances -- Google barriers to employment I'm I'm gonna -- a lot of stories are coming in about this change in our lives and and you know these ironies.
It's a really really interest saying and -- makes a lot of sense that combination of on the job training and tattoo removal.
What -- you guys that idea.
Well I think when I started in 2010 and I noticed there -- -- or adults to get their mood I don't know costs.
A lot of programs out there for the use.
But there was nothing adults in my philosophy behind that -- is too.
If we can get the moms dads aunts and almost remove their tattoos -- over the youth.
So that's why star program and it's just growing tremendously right now.
If I have this -- it costs about a hundred dollar -- 500 dollars and -- 500 bucks to remove the tattoo and then if you complete the job training course.
You can get about half of that money refunded is that about right.
Millionaires program and just an off and just -- it out our word is looking at the night.
Well we would like to do isn't it -- -- -- attack near.
They're doing the job readiness training and we have to -- our.
-- models financial literacy and we got a -- -- a lot of them their due in check cashing MPs.
We're trying to -- can be smarter when they have.
So they complete all of the curriculum and then and they will be I'll have a certain number or sessions.
Reimbursed -- -- -- -- and -- and -- the other financial planners and I'm in integrated into the remaining barriers are okay.
For us yes it will earns eighty dollars -- -- minute session and a hundred dollars or five minute session.
And ask for unlimited tattoo removal.
A lot of other locations used -- per square inch Burton -- -- in a different model.
Little more people.
And it's fantastic because you can have as many -- -- treated as.
Well and who right.
I wanted to talk about the success of this program I believe he started in April so -- relatively new is that cracked.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- We pulled up the unemployment rate of course in California it's eight point 9% which is well above the national average where you are it is.
Fifteen point 6%.
-- that's why music.
Huge number that -- last July of this year -- a little bit back dated any sense of how much if anything that's come down.
Where you are based on your service -- impact.
Really helps you transition sessions last week I managed to -- you turned on running ads aren't the Animal Planet and our candidates she came and had a two under again and listen I'm not -- build -- program isn't just -- -- a series and energy -- directory and I'm going to work.
I'm so it's really exciting for her and I didn't announce to cover everything actually going to be we're -- -- -- hot or summer.
So she is not going to be on her hours are really excited that we're going to -- allowed to -- the user beginner in the beginning and her -- and -- shall be treated eating sushi ends Aaron and I humor so that's a pretty exciting.
It's hard of the new health care a lot of the Affordable Care Act -- -- you -- there.
Go part of obamacare goes into effect today any sense on how that will impact the tattoo business and your business.
-- attitude tremendously.
Now quarter it not only -- jobs.
But it also we're getting a large amount of individual community -- can get promoting it would hinder job.
Don't bat an increased being a salary because the tattoo like hindering them.
So hole went portable Barack we're looking into that into a little -- -- to -- -- we can now collaborating with that we will implement -- today.
Okay and I thought I'm on I'll and other preventative care and director of the 100 -- -- can't prevent -- he does so I didn't really nothing that.
-- on paper or yeah.
-- you so much you can get back has when you know more about -- Affordable Care Act and how it's affecting your business big -- now in the meantime we're gonna.
Put your website up on the screen -- Pablo.
-- -- out of Oregon new skin ATR dot.
Board they -- so much both of you for coming on and sharing an amazing story with us really that is literally paint any easier for her breasts start her and in Atlanta I'm sure you have great stories -- we can get to some more of them.
At another time thank you.
Thank you -- -- didn't hit -- OK and I just -- headed chat really quickly from ABS 286.
I believe it should be respectful and in good taste it shouldn't -- like symbols are objects that could and others.
Your thoughts on tattoos.
Tatis I mean I -- the common sense answer is if you want a professional career don't get and where people can think them right.
All right we'll be back right after this break with more from her -- back.
Bump them back everybody our next guest is -- hunt say not -- -- The executive director of the Howard middle school high -- high doing your name.
Greg Greg I know most -- -- it'll have better than that but thank you pleasure to be here AK dating for coming on.
We're talking about how universities middle school mathematics and science.
You can tell us about this program how it's helping young students.
Better pursue careers especially in technology.
In 2005 Howard University.
To bold -- founding the Pope.
-- middle school located directly on the university's campus with the primary aim of addressing how we're preparing our young people.
For the careers in stem education.
As we know the United States has fallen woefully behind -- in the national.
Peer countries when it comes to how will preparing our students not just an -- educational -- but particularly within science and math.
2010 piece of -- to make him out extremely alarming.
Showed that the US ranked 23 when he came to science.
For -- students assessments and 31 when it came to mathematics so Howard University said obviously we need to do something about it because particularly when it comes to.
Black and Latinos and under other under -- -- minorities those numbers are even.
Even wolf -- more drastic threats so what MS where it is were -- known how the university middle school math math and science that's.
Is looks to accelerate the education of students not just to bring them up to proficiency.
But to take them -- levels of mastery by introducing extreme rigor.
Within the stem disciplines as well as unique course offerings that are typically made available at the middle school level.
With a practical component.
That exposes kids to hands on project based learning we offer such things for all of our students like robotics.
Mechanical engineering -- one of our newest programs is actually a program called start at middle school and we'll start at middle school we combine traditional computer science education.
With arch general studies and what we do is we bring in professionals.
From the outside world to help to teach our middle school students.
How not only to start their own businesses but the how to actually developed the holes that they will need to create those business.
Any idea of what your success rate is that the best -- city been -- -- -- so five right.
Yes absolutely so right out the box we we we extra experience extreme success.
So first and foremost when it comes the task force.
When it comes the testing in the District of Columbia we from since our inception in 2005 our students have ranked in the top 5% for the district.
I'm however we -- can be very clear that we don't focus just on testing we know that in order for our kids to get an upper edge I'm not just nationally domestically we talk -- internationally gives such companies countries.
As China and India.
Who were leading the way when it comes -- stem education we know we have to go far beyond just proficiency.
Right so what we we have been able to measure and see is that our students have gotten into some of it the top high schools in the variable.
Locally regionally and nationally as we have national charter school boarding schools become the -- recruit are students.
As well we have our second class of students but graduates that are now in college so we've had two coal ports that have gone the college.
And overwhelmingly about 95% of our kids have gone on too much regulated to college but even beyond that we're noticing that.
Over 50% of them are choosing stem -- -- is quite interesting because we look at particularly.
Black and Latino students particularly those from low social economic communities overwhelmingly we see that those that are choosing stem careers and going on -- to stem this professions is extremely -- just as an example we take computer science.
Computer science it's estimated by the by the year 28 team.
We'll be over one point two million jobs in computer science industry.
How over where's -- the where's the where's the workforce for that currently we have nowhere near.
The workforce and those educated coming out of college with the know how to go into those jobs right and look at black.
And so when we go look at black -- Latino in particular when you look at the Silicon Valley tech workforce less than 3% of that workforce is comprised of black and Latino.
Absolutely in women are under represented as well on there is a push -- women into the stem fields as well.
As what -- tatters wants to know and this is -- charter school cracked.
Yes and it still wary of getting your money from -- -- the funding coming from.
So overwhelmingly were publicly funded just like any other public school across the country -- and in addition we work with a number of generous partners to help support huge company for example.
Yet did for example the start of middle school program the pilot -- -- we started a pilot last year.
For about six weeks and that was supported by Comcast Microsoft in Donald Graham of the Washington Post Co.
We've also had partnerships with cool.
As well as a number of other bowl not only corporations but as well as.
Government into -- such as NASA -- the EPA.
In SF and these things are critical because we talk about providing an education particularly in the stem disciplines.
Your average school teacher is not going to have that expertise and the know how in -- discipline specific know how to provide that.
So it's important that we that we partner with these corporate and government partners perfect examples a program called its heels by Microsoft would actually bring in tech.
Workforce folks from industry into the classroom to help teach and in eight.
You know unfortunately.
Because we see the negative statistics particularly an urban areas of the numbers of high dropout rates the number of folks were not completed high.
And you -- -- can interrupt you right here to say I know that you can talk about this more.
Clearly -- and I can.
One of the issues and one of the reasons why the poverty rate nationally is hovering at 15% and has been for -- is that a lot of families are.
Single parents working and a lot of those families are headed by women of color.
Who just aren't -- on the salaries to provide for children.
So all of this if more schools follow your model I mean this is a way to eradicate.
The high level property that we're seeing here in US.
It -- -- actual week we have to prepare ourselves for the fact that we shifted from an industrial economy to an intelligence based economy.
And not just at the entry level but at the highest levels of we want our students to be -- to compete with the best and brightest from around the world.
Countries that have been dedicated to preparing -- young people for stem disciplines.
For decades before us at a higher level we -- Have to do this not just a little pockets but aggressively across the board and that's one of the things that we love about what the bold initiative that Howard University is taken -- It's not just this one school educating the small number of people.
Part of our charter is to work collaborative -- with other public charter schools and other public schools.
And helping to spread this type of -- Kate -- -- with all the programs that we mentioned that's what we pride ourselves and is part -- With our neighborhood schools it is -- it longer.
Absolutely our school day is longer to provides two extra periods per day our school year is longer as wells we have Saturday academies for those.
-- look and we'll ask him what I think parents reception to that you know there's a lot of parents out there and just don't want their kids to do a lot of homework and think it.
You -- -- even sometime yeah pending but what's the parents -- Yeah absolutely overwhelmingly in every orientation I let our parent community know that CNN -- -- -- student is hard.
But being an -- squared -- a parent is even harder.
Because it's a partnership whatever school you go to whether you're going to a a struggling school or whether you're going to the creme de La -- private school you have to work.
Collaborative league with the parents of with the school to make sure we're getting the best outcomes for students.
And so yes while the workload is difficult and we let arms.
Parents and students know that they're gonna have more homework than they've ever had in -- At the end of the day every parent wants what's best for -- job.
And even if they don't even if they don't know what that even looks like there's nothing that they don't want for their -- and that's what we're committed to.
Giving not just a good education but the superior top flight education.
Fiance -- so much for everything that you're dealing.
That was so I think very little -- I hope I hope that you continue to make a difference in the lives of so many people we have your website absolutely have a great day.
Well thank you for the opportunity to peer reviewed this morning thanks and we're gonna -- to quick break now the background is that.
And our final segment unclear accelerator Tuesday is the life of a free -- and -- -- an option for a lot of people searching for work out there.
Our next guest Nancy -- a career coach -- speaker and and -- there.
Joining us now I can't think.
According -- sell freelancing is that a good idea and -- this tough job market.
We're seeing it happen or Lauren predictions are quite funny when he.
Close to half.
The American work force is going to be working.
As some sort of independent working arrangement that not only if it is is that a good idea itself -- something people are really gonna have to get onboard wet.
Yes -- and why is it because there's no other options or is it because people particularly millennial like civility.
Yeah well I think if it's.
A combination of of the both and I think it's just a reflection of the fact that we are working in different link to that is.
What we're seeing a lot more of this companies are hiring people to -- that quarter court at their business.
And their outdoor -- the rest of the work so.
If you're somebody who does -- graphic design into the programming cancellations.
It may not -- the core part of the business but this does this still needs your services.
So it's just it's a change in the way that we're working -- -- -- you know looking at the independent workforce this year there's nearly eighteen million independent workers that's a pretty big number.
Your head wondering when amber is gonna grow.
Yet nearly one point two trillion dollars in total income is generated by those seventeen point seven million workers how how big a second grown -- Well again you know predictions are like 28 when -- says he'll be right around the corner seven -- as it is close to happen about.
Are going to be working in some sort of independent working arrangement that's yeah that's.
Yeah and convenient you know your freelance thing you've got your -- small business.
And as you mentioned a lot of people who are doing this -- are creating work for other people you know I work from home I've got my own business.
I hire people to help you with different aspects of my business.
It's so again it's it's that different models.
But it is absolutely the wave of the future what are you thought.
-- Affordable Care Act as a health care exchange is open for business today even though the government has closed down is this a good thing in your opinion and for that type of people that you typically give crew advice to.
Mean yeah I I think it's going to prove to actually be a very good thing what it means -- -- for the first time in history.
Our -- -- is no longer bundled with the point.
And so what it means that a lot of people now are going to be able who thought about starting her consistent.
Or have thought about going on there and -- now would not have the problem of being locked -- to their jobs because of the pre existing condition.
I was so clearly it's you know it's not perfect as the as we're names.
But I think it's going to open up some very -- -- I took aerial.
When you say people who say I would rather have a steady paycheck.
Know that I'm getting paid by that one employer that employers pretty.
Dependable they're not gonna go bankrupt any time stand on the -- -- -- those people's concerns you might say something like.
Yeah and I you know -- I guess that I understand that because the fact of the matter is is that there are a lot of benefits.
-- -- a pretty weren't there but it is also I stretches yeah let's hear your paycheck and come from.
And so what I would think if people is the I understand that -- How -- you know it's -- to refrain you're thinking around -- issue and think about it more from the standpoint of now instead of having.
One employer and being dependent upon than employer.
You're going to have multiple -- -- -- so if something happens without one employer right you've got other options.
Again you know lot pensions are basically not -- and so many people don't have their -- on one basket he -- Nancy that was great.
We're gonna put your website my lifestyle career dot com on the screen so everybody can see it was great to -- to -- -- -- decline again we do this every Tuesday.
Thank you -- -- it's -- and they -- everybody for joining us we'll see you back here for small business day with just out at a -- that.