Techies To Teachers

from the changing-careers dept

These days, it seems that out of work techies are moving on to all sorts of other careers. There have been stories about techies opening restaurants or joining the peace corps. Now, it turns out, that a bunch are moving on to become teachers. California has a training program encouraging laid off techies to go through an extensive training program to become a teacher in math or science. The pay isn’t nearly as good (of course), but it’s an area where there certainly are job openings. Plus, it’s a different sort of challenge. However, some education professionals are afraid that former techies really aren’t getting into teaching for the long haul, and won’t make the kind of commitment necessary to be a really good teacher.

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