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The Career Fair for Educators Offers New Opportunities

Ron Smalls
Officials from the White Plains school district interview teaching candidates during the Jan. 31 SW BOCES Career Fair.

Rather than rely on the Internet to seek career advancement, approximately 850 teachers and career changers took the opportunity Jan. 31 to come face-to-face with administrators from more than 14 local school districts participating in the 13th annual Career Fair for Educators, sponsored by the Southern Westchester BOCES.

The fair, held at the Westchester Marriott hotel in Tarrytown, is a collaborative effort between school districts and colleges to help teaching candidates find the best possible positions. The all-day event was a unique opportunity for candidates to meet with representatives from the Byram Hills, Greenburgh Central 7, Greenburgh 11, Harrison, Irvington, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Peekskill, Pelham, Rye, Tarrytown, White Plains and Yonkers school districts.

Administrators from Putnam/Northern Westchester and Rockland County district consortiums were also on hand to conduct interviews, as well as representatives from the SW BOCES Center for Special Services and the Regional Certification Office. In addition, local colleges, including Iona, Mercy and Pace University, provided much-needed information on certification programs and other professional enhancement programs.

Commenting on the success of this year’s event, Nancy Jorgensen, SW BOCES assistant superintendent for Human Resources, said, “This fair continues to be a cost-effective way for districts to meet candidates face-to-face. While we are using an on-line application system for all attendees to post their credentials, nothing replaces a conversation.”



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