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June 15, 2018

In face of growing teacher shortage, SVSU to host Education Employment Fair

Ladrig, TonyAt a time when Michigan is seeing a growing demand for teachers, Saginaw Valley State University will hold a job fair for positions in the education industry Tuesday, June 19 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall banquet rooms.

The 2018 Education Employment Fair, sponsored by Meemic Insurance-Thomson Agency, is organized by SVSU's Career Services. School districts and other agencies are looking for K-12 teachers, substitutes, principals, assistant principals, teachers for special needs students and other positions.

“I’m hearing from superintendents and principals with openings nearly every day,” said Craig Douglas, dean of the College of Education at SVSU. “We are sharing those opportunities with our students and alumni, but this fair also is a great chance to meet with people face to face and make a connection that could lead to an opportunity now or in the future.”

The employment fair is open to the public.

Mike Major, director of SVSU's Career Services, recommends those who attend be prepared prior to attending the fair. By visiting, candidates can view the registration list to research the various districts that the candidate is interested in.

“Candidates who demonstrate specific knowledge of the district to recruiters are well received; it means they are genuinely interested in the position,” Major said.

More than 30 school districts and organizations – nearly all of them in Michigan – have registered in advance for the fair. Some districts already registered include Bay City Public Schools, Detroit Public Schools, Millington Public Schools, Port Huron Area Public Schools, and Saginaw Public Schools.

SVSU alumni and students can pre-register online at the Cardinal Career Network at

For more information about the event, contact SVSU Career Services at (989) 964-4954 or