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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
Participating Employers in 2022
  • American Constructors 

  • Applied Materials

  • Ascension Seton Hospital

  • Athena Manufacturing

  • Austin State Hospital

  • Baylor Scott & White Hospitals

  • Brandt

  • Carr Lane Manufacturing

  • City of Austin:

    • Austin Civilian Conservation Corps​ (ACCC)

    • Austin Public Health (APH)

    • Communications and Tech (CTM)

    • Economic Development

  • Continental Automotive Group

  • enChoice

  • Hotel Granduca

  • IBM

  • IBEW 520 - Electricians

  • Local 286 Plumbers/Pipefitters

  • Kalahari Resorts

  • Lone Star Electric 

  • PSI Urethane

  • Radiant Plumbing

  • Rosendin

  • Samsung

  • Senox Corporation

  • TCS Mechanical

  • Texas Film Commission

  • Texas State Supported Living Center

  • Texas State Technical College

  • Young and Pratt

Employer Partners
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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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