AUSTIN (KXAN) — Hutto ISD will soon start an innovative program to attract teachers and keep them in the district.
In the Fall of 2024, the district will launch it’s apprenticeship program for aspiring educators.
The program will pair successful applicants with veteran teachers as their mentors, teaching them about the profession and giving them hands on experience.
“Whether they are currently serving as paraprofessionals, looking to make a career change, or are high school graduates, we are looking for individuals who love kids and aspire to be teachers tomorrow,” said Dr. Cara Malone, assistant superintendent of human resources for Hutto ISD.
The district will pay the teachers a salary and pay for their college tuition as they work towards a teaching certificate.
Those who are hired as certified teachers will be required to contract with Hutto ISD for at least three years.
“Apprenticeship programs promise a long-term solution to meeting the challenges of hiring qualified teachers, and our investment in those who aspire to work with and inspire the next generation of college and career-ready graduates is among the top priorities for Hippo Nation,” said Malone.
Hutto ISD will accept applicants for the positions in March 2024.
The district will be holding an informational session on February 19th at 5:30 p.m. at the Hutto 9th Grade Center on Destiny Lane.