The Portage la Prairie School Division has a shortage of EAs. 

Superintendent Todd Cuddington explains the division took advantage of last week's job fair to spread the word about the openings to attract Educational Assistants. He outlines their current situation in other areas as well.

"Our sub-pool has been greatly reduced over the last few years, I think largely due to COVID. And then also, educational assistant positions. That's who we're kind of trying to tap into today," says Cuddington. 

He adds they're also looking for a bus mechanic position and a posting has been issued for that role. 

Cuddington says the division did get some names at the job fair and would like others to contact them and make an application.