Clinical Training Programs
According to a survey performed for the Trump Foundation in 2012 by Dr. Mina Zemach of the Dachaf Institute, 8.6% (one out of twelve) individuals with relevant academic credentials answered “definitely yes” when asked if they would seriously consider changing careers to teaching mathematics and science in high school.
Considering this, the foundation, the Ministry of Education, and the academic training institutions decided to work together to offer special, exclusive career retraining programs to high performers and most appropriate candidates of those expressing interest.
In these programs, efforts were made to apply the lessons of the “career retraining for academics” that was offered to high-tech employees following the global economic crisis of 2008. Accordingly, acceptance to the new programs is based on demanding requirements, and follows a competitive selection process. The emphasis of the training programs moves from the campus to the school, based on the clinical model in which the students try their hand at teaching, with the close guidance of expert teachers. Graduates receive special assistance for placement in schools and professional support by experienced teachers.