By David Klassen
Graduating students from the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba will have their chance to make an impression on hiring personnel beginning Monday.
The Education Exposition 2012 (Ed Expo) will be put on by the Education Student Council on the U of M’s Fort Garry campus. Thirty-five schools, school divisions and businesses will set up reception booths in order to personally meet U of M teacher candidates. In addition, on January 31 and February 1, students will have the rare opportunity to practice their interview skills with school and school division hiring personnel.
“Annually, we graduate nearly 280 teachers, and through reports created by the department of Manitoba Education, we recognize that approximately 73 percent of our students do find employment in Kindergarten to Grade 12 settings, but that over 25 percent do not,” said David Mandzuk, associate dean of the Bachelor of Education Program.
The first day of Ed Expo is an information day that will take place on the second floor of University Centre in the Manitoba Room (MPR) between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Students will participate in interviews the following two days.