UW-Stevens Point job fair aims to fight back against teacher shortages in Wisconsin
WAOW Channel 9 Wausau

By Rashad Williams

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s School of Education held its third annual job fair for students looking to get into the teaching field.

There’s a high demand for teachers, so the event aimed to help combat a statewide shortage by allowing soon-to-be graduates and alumni the opportunity to interact with employers face-to-face. It also allowed students to submit resumes and gain interview experience.

Nearly 40 school districts were in attendance, all looking to find new teachers. Representatives from the University said its goal is to produce the best talent entering the workforce.

“Here at Stevens Point we are trying to be apart of the solution,” School of Education Head Kym Buchanan, Ph.D. “We think that this is part of it to show school districts that we’re producing a lot of good teachers, and to show the students that the districts want them.”

Students expressed an eagerness to start filling teaching positions across the state. For parents, this could lead to more passionate teachers educating their children in the near future.


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