Summer Externship

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Through this unique professional development opportunity, educators from around West Central Texas will be selected to work side-by-side with industry peers during a 3-day paid summer Externship experience at participating businesses.  

Employers
Benefits to Employers: 
  • Program flexibility to develop an Externship opportunity that fits your needs and scheduling
  • Create lasting partnerships with regional teachers
  • Ensure your workforce needs are understood
  • Increase opportunities for additional career-based activities such as job shadowing, plant tours, and career speakers
  • Directly contribute to sustaining a more highly-skilled workforce
Employer Expectations:
  • Choose 3-days within one week to host the Extern during the months of June or July
  • Provide Extern with various career experiences at your company during the Externship
  • First time hosting an extern? View our Business Planning Guide for support!
Employer Dates

**We are currently accepting registrations from EMPLOYERS to host an Extern in Summer 2019.  Click below to get started or contact lindsey.phillips@workforcesystem.org with questions or to learn more about this unique opportunity!


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Educators
Benefits to Teachers:  
  • Gain first-hand knowledge of how classroom and learning strategies are applied in the workplace
  • Receive professional development & create lesson plans linking Externship learning to student academic and career planning
  • Receive stipend AND professional development CEUs
  • Enhance classroom curriculum with real-world career connections
Teacher Expectations:
  • Interest in building professional capacity around Student Academic and Career Planning
  • Participation in both pre- and post- Externship workshops (May & August 2019)
  • Submit a lesson plan at the completion of the Externship program
  • An interest in maintaining a relationship with the Externship business
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**The application period for educators opens April 1st! Please contact lindsey.phillips@workforcesystem.org if ​you have any questions about participating in the Externship experience!