WGU Indiana is partnering with the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township to offer the district’s employees the opportunity to earn a degree and fill needed roles within the school system. WGU says the partnership will help employees increase career readiness through degree completion or credentials.
The university says the partnership also aims to combat the rise in teacher and substitute shortages.
“You don’t have to look too far to notice that our schools are in dire need of more teachers to help educate students throughout Indiana,” said Alison Bell, WGU Indiana chancellor and regional vice president. “Within each school district, there are many individuals who are just steps away from earning their degree or teaching license who can provide some much-needed relief to these ongoing staffing shortages.”
As part of the agreement, Warren Township employees will also be eligible for WGU scholarships.
“The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township deeply values our exceptional staff and has a keen interest in recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers,” said Brian Simkins, chief human resource officer with the MSD of Warren Township. “Our partnership with WGU Indiana will help us to continue to Invest in People by identifying aspiring teachers within the District in order to improve teaching and learning, diversify the teacher force and increase the impact on our school community.”
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