Job fair offers careers in education field

KATY - Anyone looking for a rewarding new career at a public school can find a lot of options at the Education Job Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. April 24 at the University of Houston System at Cinco Ranch, 4242 S. Mason Rd.

“We want to invite education majors, experienced professionals, counselors, paraprofessionals and anyone else interested in working for one of the Houston-area school systems,” said Eunice Mesa, Career Services coordinator at the University of Houston-Victoria, which offers classes at UHSCR.

About 20 school districts will be represented. The event is free. Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes, Mesa said.

Information about degrees and certification programs at UHV also will be available.

“Education offers a very rewarding career in a recession-resistant field,” said Dennis Riedesel, director of field-based experiences and certification officer at the UHV School of Education & Human Development.

UHV’s VOICE program allows professionals with bachelor’s degrees to become certified teachers in less than a year. Students can complete most of the program entirely online.

For more information about the job fair, call UHV Career Services at 361-570-4369 or 877-970-4848. For more information about education degree programs and certifications at UHV, visit

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Thomas Doyle 361-570-4342