In an interview with TechRadars Life Skills Class, an employee at a high-tech firm in Oklahoma said he could apply to the same school as a high achiever and would get a “better chance” at getting into a top school.
An employee from a small software company, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “The way it works is you can’t just apply to school in any way.
You have to be enrolled and you have to have the right skills.”
The employee was interviewed by TechRaders Life Skills class, a community of students learning the skills required to be an effective high school teacher.
Life Skills class is a free online course designed to help students learn the skills they need to succeed in their chosen career.
Life skills class is open to anyone aged 14 and up.
The course has more than 30 participants and is open for those from a range of backgrounds.
The first group of participants, which are called “college students”, take a one-week online class at the start of their first year of school.
The second group, which include students aged between 18 and 25, are introduced to the skills necessary to be successful as a teacher.
“The last group is for teachers,” the employee said.
“They get into a college program and start teaching in high schools, so they can teach in schools and have that extra experience.”
This is not the first time an employee has been involved in an online course.
An interview with the employee’s college students revealed the course was designed to prepare students to be the teachers who would be leading their high school classes.
“It’s a great way to have a high level of confidence in yourself and the quality of your teaching,” the former employee said of the online course, which he said cost him about $10,000.
“We are going to have students do the same kind of work that you would be doing in high school.”
An employee at an aerospace firm said he was hoping to become a high performer in his high school class and was planning to apply to a “top school”.
“We’ve been getting a lot of applications for the past couple of years and we were just looking for someone to fill a particular role that we had,” the executive said.
A former employee at another high-powered company said:”I had a really hard time with my English and it took a lot out of me.”
“I have a lot more self confidence, but it was hard.”
A former member of a US army unit, who asked not to be named, said he had “been thinking about it”.
“I’m thinking about getting a degree, maybe a master’s,” he said.
The company also offers a job training programme that offers people from the military to take the skills of a teacher into their career.
“That’s been really helpful for me because I’ve had to take on a lot in my career,” the veteran said.
He said he wanted to be a good teacher because “it gives me the experience”.
“That means I get to see my peers and that makes me feel like I’m a good role model for my peers,” he added.
“There’s a lot that I can teach that I haven’t been able to teach.”
The executive said the online courses were an “important tool” for the high schoolers and that “it’s important that teachers can access that knowledge”.
“There are a lot to learn, but also there’s a very good chance you’ll be able to make a lot from the material, so I’d encourage anybody who wants to apply [to the courses] to get in touch.”