Since 2003, the Faculty’s well-deserved reputation for excellence and a high employment rate upon graduation 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 18, 2012 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the University Hall Atrium.
“The purpose of the job fair is to help our students gain contacts for employment. The Teacher Job Fair is a service we offer to current students and recent graduates so they can interact with employers,” says Nicole Spence, Teacher Job Fair coordinator.
Job Fair delegates are primarily Alberta school board representatives but there is also an international presence as well as a number of private schools.
“The delegates are generally part of the administrative team and human resources core from each school board/agency,” Spence says. "There are representatives from our local schools, as well global interest in our students from as far as the United Kingdom."
“Our students will be ready to start their careers and step into the classroom within the next few months and the job fair can present some opportunities for employment,” Spence says. “Some prospective employers may take this opportunity to interview or make group presentations at the job fair.”
The Faculty of Education encourages 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.
Darcy Novakowski, Communications Officer
Faculty of Education
University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, Alberta Canada T1K 3M4