More dismissed civil servants will be attracted to train as teachers. This is the goal of a new project that includes the conversion organization TRR.
Henrik Dahlquist, M.Sc., has recently trained as a teacher and is positive about the project.
– I think that is good from several different perspectives. Not least the personal, because if you fit in as a teacher, it is fantastic fun. I also think that the school, and especially the students, feel very good about getting old good teachers together with us who have a lot of experience from the business world. It’s a win-win-win everywhere I think.
Henrik Dahlquist, has, among other things, worked as a factory manager. But when he was between two jobs a couple of years ago, he chose to train as a teacher. Now he hopes that more officials from the business community will take that step.
– I enjoy that job fantastically well. For six months now, I have been working as a certified teacher in upper secondary school at Kapareskolan in Onsala.
The adjustment organization TRR helps privately employed salaried employees to new jobs, to start their own company or to training when they have been laid off from their jobs.
In the new cooperation with the initiative Beredskapslyftet, which works with retraining of staff during the corona crisis, more salaried employees will be attracted to become teachers, says Ulrika Wiklund, head of business and service development at TRR
– We have received more officials, who have been fired during the corona pandemic, who have shown great interest in retraining. The school and the teaching profession in particular have become an attractive profession, she tells Ekot.
The dismissed salaried employees who are interested in becoming a teacher apply to the education KPU, supplementary pedagogical education, which is available at several universities.
Via that education For example, people who have university studies in the subjects taught at the school can obtain a subject teacher degree after the education.
There are 50 salaried employees who are then given the opportunity to participate in the project, which means that they receive support during their studies.
By supporting those who choose to train as teachers, Ulrika Wiklund hopes that more people will dare to take that step.
– During this training period, the people will be part of a network where they will have access to career counseling, inspirational lectures and mentorship. Everything to make the path to a finished teacher as fast and rewarding as possible for those who attend the training, says Ulrika Wiklund at TRR.
Source: ICELAND NEWS