Mid-career scheme for would-be teachers at international schools launched

Eight schools, including Canadian International School, are offering 15 to 20 trainee teacher positions between them, with plans to ramp up, depending on the interest and take-up of this pilot run.
Eight schools, including Canadian International School, are offering 15 to 20 trainee teacher positions between them, with plans to ramp up, depending on the interest and take-up of this pilot run.PHOTO: ST FILE

Professionals can take up trainee positions in international schools while doing studies

Mid-career professionals looking to switch careers now have a scheme where they can train to become teachers in international schools.

The National Trades Union Congress' Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) have launched a Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) where mid-career professionals can take up trainee positions at an international school while studying for a postgraduate certificate in education with the British University of Nottingham.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 18, 2018, with the headline 'Mid-career scheme for would-be teachers'. Print Edition | Subscribe