Dean of Education at Broward College in the US State of Florida, Dr. Elizabeth Molina, says the sector must encourage teaching as a viable career path at an early age in order to overcome growing shortages.

Dr. Molina says this will provide greater exposure and experience to the profession.

Dr. Molina was the guest speaker at the opening ceremony of the Jamaica Teachers Association 55th Annual Conference.

It’s being held at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa in St James.

Dr. Molina noted that much like Jamaica, the United States is struggling to retain its specialist teachers.

She says as a means of addressing the issue, programmes have been designed to recruit and spark interest in teaching.

Dr. Elizabeth Molina, Dean of Education Pathway at Broward College in the US State of Florida.