Last Tuesday October 9 in the Fireside Dining Area, Skyline College’s Education and Child Development (EDU/CD) Program hosted its second annual, “Careers with Children & Education” Job Fair. Twenty programs that serve children and families attended including representatives from San Mateo County Office of Education, South San Francisco Parks & Rec Department, and the Bay Area Down Syndrome Connection. These programs were invited because of the teacher shortage and overwhelming need for teachers, teacher’s aides, and qualified staff to work with children. This fair gave
Students had the opportunity to interview employers and learn about the educational requirements for the various positions. They also received resume and interview advice from Skyline College’s Career Center and spoke with local universities that provide bachelor’s and credential programs in education and child development.
Due to the overwhelming positive responses from both students and employers, the EDU/CD Program plans to repeat this event every semester, alternating day and evening, thus allowing all students an opportunity to participate.
Article by Kristina Brower