Lafayette

Mar 29, 2013 7:25 AM by AP/CS

Lafayette schools recruit hospital employees

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Teacher recruitment for the Lafayette Parish school system is under way in an unexpected though relevant training ground: a local hospital.

Bruce Leininger, school system human resources director, tells The Advocate the focus of the recruitment is University Medical Center, where employees will be laid off and required to reapply for their jobs in late June when a partnership with Lafayette General Medical Center begins.

Employees with at least a bachelor's degree could become classroom teachers within a year through an accelerated alternative certification program developed by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

On Thursday, eight UMC employees met with Leininger, university officials and Bill Rodier, Louisiana Workforce Commission regional business relations coordinator, about the teaching opportunity.

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