The Western Virginia Public Education Consortium is hosting a teacher’s recruitment event on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center.
The job fair will be to fill 2023-24 vacancies in the school divisions of: Alleghany Highlands, Bath County, Botetourt County, Carroll County, Craig County, Culpeper County, Danville City, Floyd County, Franklin County, Galax City, Giles County, Henry County, Martinsville City, Montgomery County, Pulaski County, Radford City, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem City, and Wythe County.
All school divisions have an online job application. Most school divisions request a resume. To register go to www.wvpec.org and click on “Job Fair.”
According to WVPEC, going to the job fair can be valuable.
“By speaking with the school representatives, you can create a lasting impression that will resonate as the 2023-2024 positions become available,” the job fair information states. “Recruiters remember meeting Job Fair attendees when they consider the applicant pool, and some job offers have been extended the day of the Job Fair.”
“Some districts will offer early contracts for the 2023-2024 school year,” it continues. “You gain valuable interview experience as you continue your journey to teach. • A representative from the VDOE’s Licensure Division will be on-site to answer any questions you have concerning licensure.”
Take the time during the holidays to pull information together to be ready to interview.
Glance at the division websites to ascertain what other documentation they require to apply for a position.
The Uniform Job Application on the WVPEC website is a useful template to use as a reference to complete the online application on Division websites.
Bring multiple copies of resume and supporting documents.
Arrive in time to ensure the opportunity to meet the divisions the applicant is interested in seeing. Door prizes will be given out on the hour starting at 10 a.m. but you must attend to be eligible to win! (You do not have to be present for the drawing)
Registration is open- register at wvpec.org. Registration information will be shared with school divisions.
Radford News Journal staff report