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Are you an educator ready to find the best resources to help your student develop a career plan? This page has events and resources on high-demand and high-growth industries in the Austin Metro Area.

Teacher Externships

Workforce Solutions Capital Area is partnering with local school districts on a weeklong Teacher Externship Program for summer 2022!


The Teacher Externship Program will connect 100 school teachers and counselors with employers in high-demand industries. Teachers and counselors will be hosted by employers for at least three days in which they are able to observe and speak to employees about the skills, certifications, and career pathways within the company. After the externship, teachers are required to create lesson plans based on their experiences, which they can then use in the classroom. 

Benefits to participating:
  • Connect with employers in high-demand industries

  • Explore the skills, certifications and education required for a variety of high-wage, high-growth careers in Austin, TX

  • Develop a industry-led lesson plan to share with students in your classrooms 

Watch our short video highlighting some of the companies and teachers who participated in last summer’s externship program.

Teacher Externships
Employer Partners
Participating Employers in 2023
  • AirBorn Inc.

  • Applied Materials

  • Athena Manufacturing / Texas State Technical College

  • Austin Public Health

  • Baylor Scott & White/Ascension Seton/Central Health 

  • Carr Lane Manufacturing 

  • City of Austin - Business Relationship Management (CTM)

  • City of Austin - Digital Services

  • City of Austin - Economic Development 

  • City of Austin - Enterprise Applications and Data Services (CTM)

  • City of Austin - Enterprise Geospatial Services

  • City of Austin - Human Resources

  • City of Austin - Public Safety 

  • Continental Automotive Group (Infiniti, First Honda, Suburu) 

  • Dover Fueling Solutions

  • HHSC - Austin State Supported Living Center 

  • Local 286 Plumbers and Pipefitters, TCS Mechanical, and Young and Pratt 

  • Lone Star Construction Trades Training

  • NXP Semiconductor 

  • Pflugerville Fire Department

  • PSI Urethane

  • Q2

  • Samsung Austin Semiconductor 

  • Senox Corporation 

  • Tesla Inc. 

  • Texas Film Commission 

  • Trane

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Externship Resources

Externship Resources
Interested in work-based learning experiences?

Work-based learning experiences allow students to learn about and try different jobs. In some cases, student placements can lead to permanent jobs after finishing school.

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