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Local school districts to recruit at career fair
The Careers in Education Day and Substitute Teachers Recruitment Fair will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Aug. 8 in SCOEs Martin Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., in Modesto. - photo by Photo Contributed

For those seeking employment or future employment in teaching and substitute teaching, the Stanislaus County Office of Education will be holding its very first Careers in Education Day and Substitute Teachers Recruitment Fair.


The recruitment event invites anyone curious or searching for what it takes to become a professional educator in California, specifically those who would like to teach or substitute teach, to attend.


During the event, SCOE’s Intern program will be joined by local Central Valley colleges, including Brandman University, Cal State Teacher, California State University, Stanislaus, Grand Canyon and Teacher College of San Joaquin, which will be providing information on educational programs and college requirements to earn a teaching credential, as well as informing attendees on how they can receive financial aid in the form of grants and further assistance.


Admission-free workshops are scheduled to provide training throughout the morning. The half hour courses will cover three topics: Basic Information in Becoming a Substitute Teacher, Tips on Classroom Management, and CBEST — California Basic Skills Test Preparation.


In addition to SCOE, four school districts will have representatives at the recruitment fair, including Modesto City Schools, Sylvan Union School District, Waterford Unified School District and Turlock Unified School District.  


“We will absolutely be there to meet with people and answer any questions and support them in any way we can to help them become substitute teachers in our district,” said TUSD Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Jason Maggard.


Although Maggard said that the District has a solid number of substitute teachers to support teaching staff for the start of another academic year, TUSD is always looking for qualified substitute teachers.


“We will be posting a job vacancy for substitute teachers on EDJOIN in the near future, so I would encourage people that are interested to look at our EDJOIN advertisements, as well as call the office and inquire to see if in fact we have positions available,” said Maggard.


Maggard said that the District is anticipating increasing its substitute teacher pool in the future with qualified applicants—educators who he believes are extremely important to TUSD.


“They cover teachers in their absence for unforeseen events, they’re available there to help us through training and staff development opportunities,” said Maggard. “They free up teachers to participate in those kinds of things.


“They are very important to the District,” continued Maggard.


For those credentialed and looking for new opportunities, school districts will be hosting interviews to fill positions for the 2015-16 fiscal school year.


There will also be information available on how to use and apply for positions electronically through EDJOIN. Past and future educators are welcomed to join this free education fair.


The Careers in Education Day and Substitute Teachers Recruitment Fair will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Aug. 8 in SCOE’s Martin Petersen Event Center, 720 12th St., in Modesto.