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05/04/2011

IT Department Helps Launch CERRA Website to Streamline Job Search

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 The newly launched website TEACHSC.org will help people find careers in the field of education.
 TEACHSC.org connects with the U.S. Department of Education's TEACH campaign.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - This week, the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement, a leader in S.C. teacher recruitment efforts for 25 years, unveiled TEACHSC.org, a new website designed to assist people seeking careers in education.

A collaborative effort involving CERRA, Winthrop University’s Information Technology department, the South Carolina Department of Education and GraySail, LLC, TEACHSC.org is the next step in a series of ongoing efforts to improve the job search process for applicants and to create more efficiencies for the state’s 85 school districts that access information from the website. The launch of the site coincides with CERRA's Teacher Appreciation Week festivities.

The site features the South Carolina Online Educator Employment and Certification System, which is a common application recognized by each district in the state, as well as an online job vacancy database that displays positions in many districts across the state. In an effort to provide general information about school districts, each district is showcased with its own profile page. For those who are considering a career in education, the website is jam-packed with information detailing the teacher certification as well as alternate route entry into the education profession.

"We are ecstatic to get this site up and running during the peak of recruiting season for many of South Carolina’s school districts," said Mychal Frost, project manager and CERRA public information coordinator. "The information available on TEACHSC.org enables a teacher candidate to identify a vacancy, learn about a district, and apply for teacher certification and for employment on a single website, saving both time and frustration that often comes with endless searches on the web."

TEACHSC.org will connect with the United States Department of Education's TEACH campaign.

"This first-of-its-kind partnership for CERRA will expand its recruitment efforts for South Carolina school districts by showcasing teacher vacancies on the USDE-managed TEACH.gov website," said Gayle Sawyer, CERRA executive director. "Also, this opportunity allows us to further promote the teaching profession in South Carolina."

During April’s soft-launch, TEACHSC.org received hits from seven countries, 36 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit TEACHSC.org online.


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