The teacher shortage is a problem in Florida.
The state is home to more than 2 million teachers and more than 70 percent of the teachers in Florida are over 50 years old.
In order to get the most out of the workforce, Florida is now expanding teacher training to include Continuing Education (CE) courses.
The first CE courses will be offered in 2018, according to a news release from the Florida Department of Education.
The department says that more than 80 teacher candidates are being considered.
It says there are now 476 vacancies for teaching positions in the state.
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) says it has been working with the state’s Education Department, the Florida Council of State Governments, the Education Association of Florida, the International Association of Teachers and Colleges of Florida and the Florida Chamber of Commerce to create a national network of qualified candidates to teach the courses.
To learn more about the teacher training initiative, read this article from The Next Wires.
Read more:The state of Florida announced in September that it is seeking a total of 2,000 additional teachers to help with the hiring of teachers and other support staff.
It said in September 2018 that the state was hiring 1,000 new teachers in the first half of 2018.