Fifteen members of the Class of 2013 who will graduate with teaching licensures attended NOTED, the Northeast Ohio Teacher Education Day, on Thursday, March 22. Held at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, this job fair is a consortium of 12 colleges and universities in Northeast Ohio who invite employers from Northeast Ohio and around the country to interview our teaching candidates.
“This is a great opportunity for our graduating teachers,” said Kathryn Craig, director of the Career Center. “Hiram was one of the five founding members of this consortium, and every year for the past fourteen years, one or more of our students makes a contact here that leads to a teaching job.”
This year, Hiram students had the opportunity to network with employers from 64 school districts which included local districts such as Orange City Schools, Wooster City Schools, Trumbull County Educational Service Center and the Akron and Cleveland Public Schools. In addition, representatives from Alaska, Phoenix, North Carolina, South Carolina and many other out of state districts came to seek teachers.
“The out-of-state districts are always impressed with the high quality of our candidates, and they return year after year,” said Craig. “We are glad that our students have the chance to get their first interviews and to practice networking with so many strong school districts.”