There was plenty of good news for Troops to Teachers (TTT) participants, service members and veterans in 2017 - to include new state offices, an online employment listing, and an events calendar to keep members up-to-date on education fairs, TTT presentations and more.
1. TTT State Offices
Ten states received grants to help military members transition from active service and pursue employment in the classroom as teachers. The states are:
• New York
• North Carolina
Three states formed a consortium to expand outreach and services to an additional ten states:
• Missouri is working with Kansas and Iowa
• Oklahoma is working with Colorado
• Montana has a consortium with Idaho, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
Members can visit these individual states on the website’s state map to find state contact information. The remainder of the nation’s states continue to receive services through the TTT Program Office in Pensacola, FL, by emailing: email@example.com, calling 1-800-231-6242, or messaging TTT on social media at www.facebook.com/TTT.DANTES/.
2. Employment Opportunities
Teaching employment opportunities have been added to the TTT website to assist program participants with finding employment. Members can select the Participants tab to access the "Teaching Opportunities" tab to see the positions available in a state of choice, subject and grade level. Participants should contact the TTT Program Office via the email icon next to each employment opportunity to learn more about the position.
3. Events Calendar
TTT participants, service members, and veterans now have an events calendar to check regularly and learn about upcoming education fairs, career fairs,
state TTT presentations and more. Select the Resources dropdown menu for the "Events" tab to see a list of events coming up in 2018.
Troops to Teachers is continually looking for ways to help service members and veterans transition to the classroom easier. We look forward to 2018 to bring you more helpful resources.