They approach our booth gently, unsure of where, in fact, the Cree School Board is located, and if, indeed, one has to speak French to work with us. The graduating teachers at the career fair are quickly assured that the Cree School Board is accessible by road (mostly) and that we are a trilingual board of education – so English, French, or Cree are acceptable.
Then they hear about our unique environment: the climate, the culture, the landscape, and the opportunities offered by the Cree School Board. Their eyes light up with the thought of adventure and meaningful work.
This is usually the way the interaction begins during Career Fair Season for the Cree School Board. This month alone, our principals, CEAs, and Human Resources staff will attend a dozen Education Career Fairs spanning three provinces.