Jefferson State’s Child Development Program held a career fair on July 23 for both existing students and anyone in the community interested in employment in the field of child development and early childhood education.
“The JSCC CHD program provides these opportunities every semester to help shorten the gap of quality early childhood educators in the field, increase career opportunities for students and job seekers in the field, and increase access to quality childcare and resources in Alabama for all families,” said Dr. Cindy Shackelford, Child Development program coordinator.
The career fair was intended for those interested in employment in the field of child development and early childhood education, individuals interested in starting a family childcare home, and families looking for childcare and resources for their families.
Employers represented at the career fair included Alabama Public Television, La Petite Academy, Elizabeth Perry Ruston Child Development Center, Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education, KinderCare Education, Childcare Resources, Harris Early Learning Center, Guidepost Montessori, and Accreditation Facilitation Project.
Food trucks NOLA Ice and Frozen Rooster were also be on site.
Attendees also had the opportunity to learn more about Jefferson State’s Child Development Program.