During the 2017/2018 school year, the Amancio Ortega Foundation carried out a pilot training experience for teachers that allowed 50 newly qualified teachers to live in Canada for an academic year. They learned more about teaching, they perfected their command of English and they directly spent time in the Canadian educational world at real centers. The content of the program was specifically designed by Canadian educational authorities from the Ottawa-Carleton district and the Amancio Ortega Foundation with the collaboration of Canadian university centers (University of Ottawa and Queen’s University). Once the academic module was completed, the participants became part of the faculty at a public centre in the district of Ottawa (Ontario) for four months, actively participating in the academic life of the centers.
Currently, reflecting its nature as a pilot program, the Amancio Ortega Foundation is evaluating the development and results of the Teacher Training Programme together with the rest of the collaborating entities.