Friday, April 18, 2008

Employers Come to Students at 6th Annual Teacher Career Fair

On Thursday, April 17, prospective teachers connected with more than 50 employers at the 6th Annual Teacher Career Fair at Rio Salado College.

Representatives from public school districts, colleges and charter schools met with Rio Salado Education students in the hopes of filling their schools’ many open teaching positions.

In addition to visiting booths at the career fair, 31 students signed up for one-on-one interviews with several of the employers they were most interested in. Working with the employment representatives, Rio Salado arranged 137 interviews for students in its Education program.

This was the largest teacher career fair in Rio Salado’s history, and many employers look forward to it every year.

“We participate each year because we have a good working partnership with Rio Salado,” said Shawnee Worters, director of recruitment for Tempe Union High School District. “We appreciate the flexibility of the Rio Salado program and the opportunity it offers students to get their certification quickly.”

The career fair was free and open to the public.

Rio Salado College, located in Tempe, AZ has more than 450 online classes with start dates every Monday. The college offers degrees and certificates in business, education, healthcare, law enforcement and more. For registration or more information call 480-517-8540 or go to