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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 3-day Teacher Externship Program for summer 2021!


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. 

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

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Externship Resources

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    Teacher Externship FAQ

    Interested but need more info? Check out our FAQ page to get started! Feel free to reach out to contact us for any other questions.

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    Sample Lesson Plan Outline

    Need some inspiration? We've got you covered. Take a look at this template to build out your lesson plan!

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    Skills Observation Form 

    Not all skills are learned in the classroom. Keep this skills observation form on hand during your externship and take note of the skills and abilities that employers value! Incorporate these skills into your lesson plans to help your students get ready for the world of work.

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    Company Privacy FAQ

    Wondering how to host an extern and maintain your company's privacy? We help employers develop customized agendas and ensures that educators fill out all the necessary paperwork to participate in the externship. 

See what employer partners have registered for the Teacher Externship this June!


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  • Athena Manufacturing

  • Ascension Health

  • Baylor Scott and White

  • St. David's

  • National Instruments

  • PSI Urethanes, Inc.


Contact Us Now

If you want a presentation in your classroom, labor market info, or more career exploration resources, use the form below to contact us.

To request a presentation, click here.

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