Nova Scotia’s school boards will get an early chance to hire thisyear’s graduating teachers at the third annual Early Hiring JobFair. The fair will be held at each of four Nova Scotia universitiesoffering a bachelor of education degree. The key partners in thepublic education system visit the campuses to meet students whoare graduating this year. Boards are looking in particular this year for teachers inmathematics, physics, technology education, French and familystudies. “This event is all about opportunity,” said Education MinisterJamie Muir. “Other provinces are eager to recruit our teachinggrads, so this gives our boards first chance to hire our best andbrightest. It also gives graduating students a chance to see thegreat potential for a career in Nova Scotia.” The job fair will allow students to meet representatives from theprovince’s school boards, the Nova Scotia registrar of teachercertification, the Nova Scotia Teachers Union, the Nova ScotiaSchool Boards Association, and the Nova Scotia Teachers CreditUnion. The event, organized by the Department of Education, is just oneaspect of school board recruiting programs. The boards willcontinue to hire for the 2005-06 school year through September. The fair will be held at Université Sainte-Anne on Thursday, Jan.6; St. Francis Xavier University on Thursday, Jan. 13; AcadiaUniversity on Tuesday, Jan. 18; and Mount Saint Vincent onFriday, Jan. 28. Current term and substitute teachers, teachers who graduatedbefore 2005, or those who graduated from education programs at auniversity outside Nova Scotia can learn more about employmentopenings by contacting individual school boards. Board contact information is available on the Department ofEducation website at www.ednet.ns.ca .