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Education job fair will pair teachers with schools

By Victoria Advocate
April 13, 2013 at 6:04 p.m.
Updated April 12, 2013 at 11:13 p.m.

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IF YOU GO

WHAT: Education Job Fair

WHEN: 1-3 p.m. April 23

WHERE: UH System at Cinco Ranch, 4242 S. Mason Road, Katy

WHEN: 10 a.m.-noon, April 25

WHERE: UHV University Center Multi-Purpose Room, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.

NOTE: Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their resume.

HOW TO SIGN UP

Employers interested in participating in the Education Career Fair must reserve a spot by Friday. The $45 registration fee gives entry to companies for both job fairs.

The fee includes tables, electricity, Wi-Fi, refreshments for those at the Cinco Ranch job fair and lunch for two recruiters at the Victoria job fair.

To register for the career fair, contact Hatmaker at 361-570-4378 or hatmakera@uhv.edu.

Two education job fairs are planned to help pair up teachers with schools needing teachers.

The fairs are hosted by University of Houston-Victoria Career Services and the School of Education and Human Development

Career Services staff members will offer assistance in resume writing, interview skills and helping education students prepare for a professional career.

The Education Job Fair is just another way to help students get ready for graduation, said Fred Litton, dean of the education school.

"There is a shortage of teachers in many school districts," Litton said. "We are always looking for ways to connect prospective school districts with our students who graduate certified and ready to teach."

Amy Hatmaker, UHV Career Services coordinator, agrees the job fair is a great way to pair school districts with students.

"At the Education Job Fair, we have gathered various school districts from the Crossroads region and Greater Houston all in one place," Hatmaker said. "Attendees are able to easily see the differences in the school districts to decide which is best for them."

The Education Career Fair isn't just for those who have a degree in education.

Those with degrees in other fields who are interested in becoming teachers also are encouraged to attend.

Representatives will be available to discuss ways to become a certified teacher.

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