Lakehead University’s Education Fair will offer career opportunities for students

Lakehead University’s Education Fair 2014 will be held on Friday, Jan. 24 from 10 am – 3 pm in the Agora


January 22, 2014 ­­— Thunder Bay, ON

Lakehead University’s Education Fair 2014 will be held on Friday, Jan. 24 from 10 am – 3 pm in the Agora. 

This year’s Fair will present a wide range of teaching opportunities by hosting school boards from Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC and First Nation Education Authorities.  Teacher recruitment agencies from the UK, China and Korea will also be here to meet upcoming teachers.

“We continue to see increased teacher recruitment in northern and western parts of Canada and a competitive demand for Canadian teachers overseas, particularly in the United Kingdom,” said Christina Buzzi, Career and Employment Specialist with Lakehead University’s Student Success Centre.

The Ontario Provincial Police and Camp Kodiak will also be present.

 “These alternative opportunities are increasing as employers recognize the valuable skill set Education graduates can bring to an organization,” Buzzi said.

The annual Education Fair pairs students with school boards and other organizations that are looking for eligible candidates.

“The Faculty of Education equips teacher candidates with the competencies to become leaders in Education and sought-after by employers around the world. We are pleased to see continued recruitment interest in our students,” said Teresa Socha, Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Faculty of Education.

To view a list of participating organizations visit:

All are welcome to participate.

Media are invited to attend Lakehead University’s Education Fair 2014 on Friday, Jan. 24 at 11:30 am in the Agora.


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