Monday, October 12, 2009

Job Training: Hairdresser or Math Teacher ?

The 'Workplace Investment Act' allows people on unemployment to take approved classes in designated high-need areas, and still receive their benefits. In California, there are just a few Math-related programs in the entire state.

Versus scores of Hairdresser-related programs.

(first of three pages)

To have kids learn math, the State needs math teachers, of which there are a dramatic shortage right now. That requires training a large pool of adults to teach the subject. Otherwise, promises to rebuild the education system around 'hard science' are mostly just bullshit.

1 "Eligible Training Provider List - Occupation Search, Workplace Investment Act" - Employment Development Department, California

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