Students looking to land a teaching job after college have a few obstacles to overcome: the application process, the interview and most recently, budget cuts.
Around 80 students from black hills state university’s education department brought their “A” game to the 10th annual teacher fair. Applicants pitched their skills to job recruiters from South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, North Dakota and Alaska. Forty-five of the department’s graduates already landed jobs.
But Dean Nancy Hall said finding work within KOTA Territory may get tougher.
“The local schools are honestly struggling economically with the governor’s budget cuts, and the budget cuts they’ll be facing, so there are some openings, but there aren’t as many as usual,” said the Dean of Education.
While the local economy is not ideal there are still jobs available. Dean Halls said a number of students would receive job offers at the job fair.