March 11, 2020 - TRD update
The March 17th Teacher Recruitment Day (TRD) has been cancelled due to concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
Unfortunately, we are not able to reschedule the fair this year.
Teacher candidates, we encourage you to reach out to the school districts directly to express your interest. Please apply online at their websites, contact their HR offices to inquire about opportunities, and make good use of education job sites such as PA-REAP, Teaching in PA, and PA Educator.
Additionally, Consortium education departments will receive the Employer Guidebooks that were printed for the fair that include the full list of participating school districts and details of their hiring needs. Please use this to guide you in your search. Furthermore, do not hesitate to contact your Career Services office for additional assistance and support.
Employers, the Consortium values our relationship with you and your continued support of our fair. Therefore, we will explore issuing a partial refund to you; however, we must first review the expenses we will incur from the venue, website, print shop, administrator fees, etc. We will be in touch once more information can be provided.
Thank you for your understanding of this matter.
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We look forward to your participation and request that you read carefully the instructions provided related to registration, requesting accommodations, parking and preparation for the event.
While there is no requirement of advanced registration, candidates (current students and alumni) from member schools are strongly encouraged to pre-register through their Career Services Office or contact them for more information. Member schools and phone numbers are listed below.
Albright College: 610-921-7630
Elizabethtown College: 717-361-1206
Lebanon Valley College: 717-867-6560
Messiah College: 717-691-6016
Millersville University: 717-871-7655
Penn State Harrisburg: 717-948-6260
Shippensburg University: 717-477-1484
York College of PA: 717-815-1452
Candidates from non-member schools will be able to register on site and enter the event after 10 am for a $20.00 fee (cash only). If you have questions please contact Lebanon Valley College, 717-867-6560 or email@example.com.
If you need reasonable accommodations the day of the event, please notify Stephanie Perago, TRDC Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 6, 2020. The Teacher Recruitment Day Consortium will review your accommodation(s) request and assess if reasonable accommodations can be provided for the teacher fair. There is no guarantee the Consortium will be able to provide a reasonable accommodation if contacted after the stated deadline.
All candidates should dress professionally and bring plenty of résumés to distribute to employers. Candidates are strongly encouraged to arrive by 11 am for the best chance of meeting with all school districts of interest.
Lunch is not provided for teacher candidates. We encourage candidates to research nearby dining options prior to the event or consider packing a lunch. There will also be a list of local food accommodations in the Guidebook that you receive at the event.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please read and follow the Parking Instructions provided through the Directions link.
Tip 1: Prepare for the Event/Do Your Homework
HELPFUL HINT: Turn your cell phone OFF and do not carry it, or keys, in your hand or clipped to your clothing. Keep your left hand free to give your resume to the recruiter and shake hands with your right.
Tip 2: Open vs. Closed Format
The fair will feature an Open Format from 9 am - 1 pm to facilitate candidate screenings and mini-interviews. All candidates are welcomed. This will be followed by a Closed Format from 1 pm - 3 pm in which full interviews and additional mini-interviews will take place by invitation only.
Open Format (9 am - 1 pm):
By far the most common type of job fair interview. This interview usually lasts no more than two to three minutes and is usually conducted by employers whose main interest is gathering resumes and initial impressions before making decisions as to whether they will move to the next step. You will be asked questions about what type of position you're seeking, your interest in the particular school district, your experience and teaching methods. Your strategy should be to quickly point them to the key areas in your background that reflect their needs. Ask for a business card and inquire as to the next step.
Closed Format (1 pm - 3 pm):
The full interview typically takes place behind a curtain or screen at the employer's booth, or may be in another part of the hall altogether. Most employers use the full interview only as a secondary interview. In other words, you have to be invited to the interview based on the previous screening interview or mini-interview. Be prepared for twenty minutes or more, but probably no longer than thirty minutes, since most employers have a tight schedule to keep. You will be asked a number of open-ended questions and will be expected to provide specific examples of your past results. Be prepared to give supporting behavioral examples and remember to ask the employer questions as well. At the end of the interview, if you are truly interested, inform the interviewer of your interest and inquire as to the next step. Assume that he or she is also interested.
Tip 3: Dress Professionally
HELPFUL HINT: Print your full name and major area of certifications on your TRDC nametag and wear it so it is easily seen when you shake the interviewer's hand.
Tip 4: The Day of the Fair
Tip 5: During the Interview
HELPFUL HINT: Keep an accurate record of your contact with school systems, including names of your interviewers, follow-up procedures and expected time lines.
Tip 6: After the Event
HELPFUL HINT: After you accept a teaching position, be courteous enough to inform and withdraw from any other districts where you may have applications pending. Inform and thank your references when you accept a position.
Please remember to complete the Candidate Evaluation Form before leaving the Teacher Recruitment Day Consortium Fair. Thank you.
Good Luck! - From the career counselors of the sponsoring colleges and universities
Material adapted from the 2015 Job Search Handbook for Educators, American Association for Employment in Education.
The registration fee for this event is $150 which includes 1 table with 2 recruiters.
Employers may register 2 additional representatives (at $25.00 per person) up to a maximum of 4 individuals per one table. A 2nd table may be requested for an additional $50 and for a maximum of 2 additional representatives. The total number of recruiters for two tables may not exceed six (6). Space is limited and additional tables will be approved on a first come, first served basis. Please note: Employers requesting a 2nd table may be assigned to a specific location in the event room at the discretion of the event organizers.
Make check payable to:
Teacher Recruitment Day Consortium
Attn: Stephanie Perago
60 E Crestlyn Dr
York, PA 17402
Employers interested in participating in this event are encouraged to register on-line as early as possible. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until we reach our capacity or until the registration deadline of February 10, 2020. A waiting list will be developed once we reach our capacity.
Payment must be received by the registration deadline of February 10, 2020. Requests for payment extension should be made in writing to email@example.com by February 10, 2020. Please include the date we can expect your payment. Without full payment by the registration deadline we cannot guarantee you will be included in the Employer Guidebook distributed to candidates at the event.
Need to cancel your registration? Full refunds will be given for cancellation requests made in writing (email acceptable) by February 10, 2020. No refunds will be granted after the registration deadline.
Teacher Recruitment Day Fair will feature an Open Format from 9:00am-1:00pm to facilitate candidate screenings and mini-interviews. All candidates are welcomed. This will be followed by a Closed Format from 1:00pm-3:00pm in which full interviews and additional mini-interviews will take place by invitation only at the recruiter's fair table. We cannot accommodate any additional or separate interview space; your fair table will serve as your interview space.
The sole purpose of the Teacher Recruitment Day Consortium Job Fair is to offer traditional classroom teaching career opportunities to our students and alumni. We reserve the right to limit employers to those most appropriate for the interests of our students/alumni with Teaching Certified Bachelor's and Master's degrees. Therefore we reserve the right to limit the number of third-party staffing agencies, educational vendors and non-traditional educational employers. This may delay their registration approval/denial until a few weeks before the fair, or incorporate them into the event in another way. Further, we cannot permit solicitation or marketing of products or services to our students at the event, and do not specifically endorse any of our employers or guidebook advertisers.
Should intemperate weather occur, the Teacher Recruitment Day Consortium is required to follow Millersville’s inclement weather decision. Your safety and that of our candidates is paramount. If Millersville issues a delay, changes in the fair's start time may necessitate a change in format or ending time. No one is permitted on campus before the delayed start time. Should Millersville issue a campus closure on our fair date, the Teacher Recruitment Day Consortium Job Fair is unable to be rescheduled and our best effort will be given to connect you with our candidates through alternative means. It is up to the sole discretion of the TRD Consortium to decide if any partial refunds will be issued. Please keep a close watch on the email that was submitted when registering for the fair; we will communicate weather updates and fair format changes via email.
Lodging & Visitor Info
The following are some suggested locations where you could secure lodging if needed:
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
150 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601
Heritage Hotel - Lancaster
500 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
Sleep Inn and Suites
310 Primrose Lane, Mountville, PA 17554
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham
2929 Hempland Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
Eden Resort & Suites
222 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Lancaster
2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602
Other Lodging & Area Information:
PA Dutch Convention & Visitor's Bureau - (800)-723-8824
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Full page: $100.00 (Vertical 8 ½ x 11)
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This event is now over.