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For More Information Contact the Public Information Office:
    Richard Vespucci
    Kathryn Forsyth, Director

For Release: April 6, 2005

Recruitment Initiative Begins New Round of Troops to Teachers Presentations

The Department of Education’s Recruitment Initiative staff are planning to participate in five separate recruitment activities over the next month. All of the activities will promote the Troops to Teachers Program in New Jersey.

The events are scheduled as follows:

  • Friday, April 8: Rutgers University Math Fair, Busch Campus, Piscataway, New Jersey, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 9: National Minority Recruitment Job Fair, New York Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 20: Fort Dix / McGuire Air Force Base, Fort Dix, New Jersey, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 21: Military Officers Association of America Job Fair, The Washington DC Convention Center, Washington, DC, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Troops to Teachers is a national program designed to promote teaching to retired members of the military. Retired soldiers, sailors and pilots who meet eligibility requirements are shown how they can have a second career in the classroom. For more information on Troops to Teachers in New Jersey, call 1-800-680-0884.

NOTE: Reporters and photographers are invited to attend the April 8 event at Rutgers or the April 9 event in Brooklyn. Reporters and photographers interested in covering the April 20 event at Fort Dix must call the fort directly at 609-562-5037 for security clearance. For more information, call the Department of Education’s Public Information Office, 609-292-1126.