Thursday, December 10, 2009

Can outplacement firms guide IT people toward teaching?


It would be very helpful to laid off “older” information technology professionals if outplacement firms could counsel them on “career switchers” to teaching.

My outplacement company in early 2002 was Right Management in Philadelphia. I never seriously thought about the possibility then.

But it would have been helpful to know that many states, like Virginia, don’t require subs to be licensed (Minnesota does, or at least did then). And states vary widely in how easily someone can get licensed.

It would also be helpful to know if someone can focus on upper grades only, with an emphasis on science and math AP. There could be good personal reasons for wanting to do this, although then one is perhaps not “paying his dues.”

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