The U.S.-Mexico Foundation is partnering with the US Embassy and RedNova, teacher training arm of Macmillan, in Mexico to provide new employment opportunities for returned migrants in Mexico and improve the quality of English Language teaching in the country through the Training Bilingual Bicultural Teachers program.
Puebla City group at the beginning of the program in September 2015
First day of the program in Mexico City, September 2015 The second group in Mexico City attending a class
The program seeks to train returned migrants living in Mexico who are interested in careers in education and teaching to become English teachers in Mexico. There is currently a deficit of English teachers in Mexico. The program furthers the mission of the USMF by addressing a key educational challenge in Mexico, providing new employment opportunities and career paths to returning migrants while also helping them develop leadership skills and a new path for civic engagement and contributing to Mexico's development.
- 75 returned migrants were selected to participate in the first round of trainings, to be held in Puebla, Guadalajara and Mexico City. Participants worked at partner institutions to develop their skills during a 2 month placement
- In December 2015 a total of 64 participants graduated from the program after taking a second 3 month intensive training
- A final selection of 25 participants may be invited to participate in a SEP accredited 1 year teacher certification program offered by RedNova, after which they will be able to teach English anywhere in Mexico
Mexico City graduates with Rebeca Vargas, President and CEO of the USMF, Frances Westbrook, Cultural Affairs of the US Embassy in Mexico, Dilip Verma, Course Coordinator, MacMillan, and Roberto Torres, Marketing Director, MacMillan.