Teacher Job Fair 2013

Teacher Job Fair Matches Employers, Employees

Even in a challenging economy, people still have to learn -- and the University of Lethbridge Faculty of Education is well known for supplying high-quality teachers to the profession who work locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Since 2003, the Faculty’s well-deserved reputation for excellence has brought more than 30 school boards or educational organizations to its annual Teacher Job Fair.

This year, the Teacher Job Fair takes place on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the University Hall Atrium.

The Teacher Job Fair allows students opportunity to establish one-on-one contact with representatives from prospective school boards from as far as the United Kingdom. “We provide a service to current students and recent graduates that allows them to interact with future employers,” said Nicole Spence, Teacher Job Fair coordinator.

“Many students will be ready to teach within the next few months and the job fair can present some opportunities for employment,” Spence said. “Some employers will even decide to personally interview or make group presentations to upcoming grads at this job fair.”

“As well, we encourage 3rd and 4th year students to attend the job fair at some point during the day to talk or interview with the delegates. It’s a great experience for both employers and students to collect information about potential opportunities with each school board or agency.”

The Faculty of Education offers some of the most extensive practical teaching experience in Canada – with 27 weeks of practical work placement, students often receive double the amount of time in front of a classroom as other programs, and find they turn their experiences with the many teacher partners who mentor U of L students into long-term work relationships.

Contact:
Darcy Novakowski, Communications Officer
Faculty of Education
University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada T1K 3M4
(403) 332-4550
email: darcy.novakowski@uleth.ca
Faculty of Education website: http://www.uleth.ca/edu or becomeateacher.ca

Bob Cooney, Communications Officer
University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada T1K 3M4
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(403) 382-7173 office/voicemail
(403) 329-2211 office fax
e-mail: robert.cooney@uleth.ca
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