I recently moved from Virginia to Austin, TX, and am looking for a job in education (K-12 English, EFL, Talented & Gifted or Higher Educ., teacher training). I have 15+ years as an educator in both U.S. and international school systems & IHEs.. Although, I'm most interested in pursuing my career in public education, I'd be ammeniable to corporate training positions.
I've got a couple of questions for any/all that might have some tips:
1) Can anyone recommend some job clubs/networking clubs in Austin?
2) I've noticed that many corporations seeking trainers prefer certificed individuals. Can anyone speak to the value of corporate certification programs out there?
Thanks for any help you can provide!