Career Opportunities Presented to Area College Students Teacher Recruitment Day, Tuesday, March 6, Concord College

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 01 2001

Career Opportunities Presented to Area College Students, Teacher Recruitment Day, Tuesday, March 6, Concord College

Athens, W.Va. - Concord College and Bluefield State College are co-sponsoring a teacher recruitment day Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at College Center in Athens. The event will be held in the ballroom on the 3rd floor 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. School systems from eight states will be represented including Jefferson, Mercer, Morgan and Raleigh Counties in West Virginia, and North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Kentucky and Florida. Teacher education students from both Concord and Bluefield State will be attending the event.

“The teaching market is wide open,” stated Concord College Career Services Director Tammy Jenkins. Many systems in neighboring states are desperate to fill positions; in fact, one system will hire more than 400 teachers this year alone. By 2003, West Virginia will have 1,000 teachers per year eligible for retirement and we already see the need in the eastern panhandle counties of Jefferson and Morgan.”

Building Career Success, Tuesday, March 20, The Greenbrier

Approximately 100 students will be attending the College’s first “Building Career Success” seminar at The Greenbrier, Tuesday, March 20, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Guest speakers include: Paul Hanna, Employment Recruiter, The Greenbrier; Michelle Hamilton, Human Resources Representative, The Greenbrier; Susan Lawrence, Etiquette Consultant/Owner, Class Advantage, Ellen Allen, Owner, Merry Maids Franchise and Gary Mills, First Community Bank.

“Students will learn networking skills, interviewing techniques, business etiquette and how to evaluate a job offer,” stated Ms. Jenkins.

For more information call Tammy Jenkins, 1-304-384-5325 or e-mail her at