Organizations Work Together to Hold Veterans Career and Education Information Fair

Posted: June 14, 2012

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Employers are looking for a few good soldiers! For the first time the West Virginia Department of Education’s Troops to Teachers Program is joining forces with WorkForce WV to pair veterans with employers.  

The Veterans Career and Education Information Fair is scheduled for June 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at George Washington High School in Charleston.

Career Fair

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“The West Virginia Department of Education wants to do its part in honoring and helping veterans transition back into the workforce,” said West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple. “The department’s Troops to Teachers program has been successful in assisting vets wanting to transition to the classroom. By sponsoring this job fair, we hope other employers follow suit.”

Approximately 50 actively hiring, veteran-friendly employers will be at the job fair. Employers include Cintas, BB &T, Adecco, the U.S. Postal Service, Cabelas, Sears, Mountaineer Investigations, Suddenlink, G4S Secure Solutions, the Federal Bureau of Prisons and many others. .

An information seminar about transitioning to a career as an educator through Troops to Teachers, will take place at 1 p.m.  Since 2008, more than 300 individuals have utilized the Troops to Teachers program toward becoming certified educators.

For more information, please visit http://wvde.state.wv.us/vetfair or call the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications at (304) 558-2699. 

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