Connecting recruiters and potential employees Page ContentWe are committed to ensuring Queensland state schools meet the needs of current and future students. The recruitment of highly capable teachers remains one of our highest priorities with the annual Teach Queensland and Teach Rural career fairs examples of a different avenue to recruit and retain teachers.The career fairs provide a friendly and welcoming opportunity for Human Resources staff and principals to connect with preservice, applicant and experienced teachers. These events not only allow visibility and transparency of our recruitment processes, but also enable participants to engage personally with recruiters to discuss opportunities and ask region-specific questions.Offers of temporary contracts and professional experience are also discussed, with both participants and recruiters pleased with the opportunities presented and offered. In addition to connecting potential employees with recruiters, the fairs also provide a series of employment-focused seminars throughout the day. The seminars allow current teachers and school leaders to share their journeys and answer any questions specific to their careers or communities.Further testament to the value of these events was the introduction of event sponsors in 2018. By partnering with key education and industry stakeholders, participants were able to explore resources and services available to them. The success of the career fairs continues to rise each year with a notable 59 per cent more people attending the 2017 Teach Queensland Career Fair than in 2016 – a record 733 attendees. The 2018 Teach Rural Career Fair welcomed 677 participants in April resulting in a 56 per cent attendance increase from 2017’s event.