Asnuntuck Community College (ACC) has announced that they will once again offer Asnuntuck’s Substitute Teacher Training Institute in partnership with the Enfield Public Schools, Kelly Educational Staffing and the Key Initiatives to Early Education (KITE) organization. The Institute offers training to individuals who are currently employed as a substitute teacher and/or those wishing to become a substitute teacher in the future. Participants do not have to be substitute teachers in Enfield Public Schools to enroll in the one-week training and the coursework taught can be utilized in any classroom in Connecticut or Massachusetts.

“The training is very hands-on, concrete, and instills confidence in the classroom,” explained ACC’s Coordinator for Early Childhood Education, Carol LaLiberte. “The coursework is designed for students interested in substitute teaching in pre-k through grade two classrooms.”

Instruction will be given on a variety of classroom management skills such as, how to conduct successful morning meetings, constructive ideas to keep students occupied throughout the day, strategies for working with special needs children, and how to handle emergency situations. Procedural awareness and best practices will also be included as part of the training. Individuals that pass will be presented with a certificate for completing the institute’s training.

Students will also have the opportunity to apply for a substitute teacher or paraprofessional position through Kelly Educational Staffing® (KES®), the substitute teacher provider to Enfield Public Schools. Upon successful completion of the Kelly hiring process, candidates will be considered for positions within Enfield Public Schools through KES and other KES partner schools. This program is open to anyone with a minimum of a high school diploma or a GED. However some public schools require substitute teachers to hold a Bachelor’s degree.

LaLiberte adds that a substitute teaching position is perfect for individuals who enjoy working with children and are looking for a flexible schedule.

The course will be offered from October 26th-October 30th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $100 per participant. For more information on this and other offerings, call (860) 253- 3034/3066 to register.

Asnuntuck (pronounced: As-NUN-tuck) Community College, located in Enfield, Connecticut, was established in 1972.   ACC offers associate degrees and certificate programs to prepare students for careers, transfer opportunities, and lifelong learning.  The mission of the College is to offer quality education in an accessible, affordable, and nurturing environment.

About Kelly Educational Staffing

Kelly Educational Staffing® (KES®) is a specialty service of Kelly Services, Inc, a leader in workforce solutions and the first staffing provider to develop a comprehensive education talent management solution.  Launched in 1997, KES partners with 4,200+ public and private schools across 35 states and has a national classroom placement (fill) rate greater than 98 percent.  KES provides schools with quality substitute teacher staffing and management. In addition, KES offers after school program staffing, and the staffing of non-instructional positions such as custodians, cafeteria employees, administrative assistants, and school nurses.  More than 1.7 million classrooms are filled by a KES substitute teacher each year.  Visit www.kellyeducationalstaffing.com for more information.

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