Here’s surprise, obviously for these muppet trainee teachers. Graduating doesn’t create jobs out of thin air.
Teaching graduates are struggling to find jobs in Tauranga, with one graduate moving as far as Canterbury to get a start in her career.
Waikato University dean of education Roger Moltzen said the job market for teachers was more competitive now than it had been but he predicted a shortage before the decade was out.
The Education Gazette website has just 16 teaching vacancies in the Western Bay of Plenty in early childhood, primary and secondary positions.
Bethlehem Tertiary Institute teacher education programme co-ordinator Cathryn Bell said the 65 per cent employment rate for last year’s graduate primary teachers was the lowest in years.
Out of 26 graduates, 17 have jobs but many of those had left the Western Bay to find work.
“[Not finding employment] is really demoralising for them and us. It is really hard. We have had some go overseas and some who would not have chosen to go to other parts of New Zealand.”
Good grief these people are soft. When my missus graduated from teachers college there were no jobs unless you had experience, so she went and worked of a year for IHC teaching…then the next year she applied for 75 jobs and got one interview and one offer…in Wellington. Guess where we moved to.
Honestly I am sick of these entitled graduates carping on about no jobs in the god-forsaken tinpot little village they WANT to live in.
They need to dry their eyes and get on with life.