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Education Days Connects Future Teachers with Employers

Giovanni Hashimoto, February 21, 2012
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On February 6, principals, superintendents, and education directors from throughout the western United States arrived at Pacific Union College for Education Days, an annual networking event for future educators. Organized by PUC’s education department, Education Days offers education professionals an opportunity to mingle with and interview teacher candidates from the education program at PUC.

“Its an opportunity for graduating seniors to find teaching positions by connecting with potential employers,” says Tom Lee, chair of PUC’s education department.

The event began on Monday evening with a dinner bringing teacher candidates together with potential employers in a personal setting. The candidates also continued a tradition of the Education Days banquet by giving brief presentations highlighting their reasons for teaching and the areas in which they are credentialed to teach. The following day there was a job fair allowing graduating seniors an opportunity to interview with hiring officials in a more formal setting.

Attending this year’s Education Days were administrators from throughout the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Also in attendance were Napa County's superintendent of education, Barbara Nemko, and the director of education for the Seventh-day Adventist World Church, Lisa Beardsley-Hardy.