Texas hunter education coordinator Liz Schilling and educator Emily Rolfes discuss how to approach a job hunt in their newly published book, Illuminates Education Week.
“I’ve seen a lot of people do interviews with someone who doesn’t speak English, who doesn.
I don’t know what the point is of hiring someone who speaks English only,” Schilling said.
The Texas Hunter Education Coordinator and Teacher Training Program (HETC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing training to teachers in hunter education and education, has been around for more than a decade.
HETL President and CEO, Laura Schiraldi, says her organization has worked with thousands of people who have applied for jobs, and she’s seen the value in providing people with the right resources and a chance to gain the skills they need to become successful hunters.
“It’s not a one-size-fits-all job, but if you have the right education, you have a good shot at finding work,” Schirald said.
“When you’re in a position of need, the more knowledge you have, the better chance you have to get a job.”
Schirald says she believes people who don’t speak Spanish are being recruited to positions of power in the Hunter Education Department, where they may not even know what hunting means.
“They’re going into jobs where they can’t speak a language,” Schirsald said, adding that they’re being asked to help people who may not have the knowledge needed to be successful hunters, or who may be hesitant to get involved in a career they may feel isn’t for them.
Schiraldi says she has seen some of these jobs advertised on HunterEducation.org, and the company has been instrumental in helping people get job openings.
“We are a little bit overwhelmed because we’ve been so lucky that people have come forward and said they want to work here,” Schirlis said.
She says Hunter Education has also been helping people become certified in their own language.
“There’s no question that there’s a lot to learn about language, and it’s not something that’s something we’re taught,” Schirling said.
“Hunter Education is one of those places where people who need to learn English, and have some sort of English language skills, can apply for a Hunter Education position,” she added.
Schirhardt says she hopes that the book, which is currently in the publishing process, will help hunters and teachers find jobs.
“I think it’s going to be very useful to the hunters who are looking for a new job,” Schirths said.
The book is currently being published in paperback.