Hundreds consider job-change to teaching

Posted January 15, 2009 9:47 p.m. EST
Updated January 16, 2009 8:00 a.m. EST

— People interested in moving their careers into the classroom attended a fair at Wake Technical Community College on Thursday.

Seven hundred people attended the 2009 Lateral Entry Teacher Information Fair, which discussed the requirements for getting a teaching job in Wake County schools.

Organizers said the economy played a role in the high turnout for the event. Last year’s event had about 350 people.

Wake Tech now offers a program to earn a teaching certificate in about a year.