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Are you an employer ready to grow your own or build talent pipelines into your company? Workforce Solutions Capital Area works closely with various industries to connect them with talent pipelines and the K-12 systems in the Austin Metro Area. Learn how you can connect with these opportunities below!

Teacher Externships

Workforce Solutions Capital Area is partnering with employers, school districts, and colleges on a 5-day Teacher Externship Program for summer 2024!


This summer, Workforce Solutions Capital Area will connect 130+ teachers and counselors from AISD, Del Valle, Elgin, Manor and Pflugerville ISDs with five-day externships. During the externship, an employer provides a teacher or counselor with the invaluable opportunity to observe and speak to employees, including management, about the skills, certifications, and career pathways within the employer host’s organization. After completing their externships, the teachers must create lesson plans based on their experiences, which they can then use in the classroom.

If you or your company is interested in hosting an extern, please sign up here, or email if you have any questions.

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

Benefits to Participating:

  • Strengthen relationships with local school districts to connect with the next generation of skilled talent

  • Help educators connect industry with the classroom to support student’s in developing academic and technical skills required for the workforce

  • Connect your employees with community engagement opportunities

Externship Resources

Outlines the expectations, goals, and suggested teacher activities for businesses to prepare for a 3-day teacher externship experience.

Industry Toolkit

Available in a downloadable format to help businesses outline the day-to-day activities for educators.

Sample Agenda Template

Check out this powerpoint deck to learn more about the Teacher Externship format this summer!

Externship Program 2022 Overview 

This sample agenda is a reference guide for healthcare providers.

Sample Healthcare Agenda

This sample agenda is a reference guide for skilled trades employers.

Sample Trades Agenda

This sample agenda is a reference guide for manufacturing employers.

Sample Manufacturing Agenda

2023 Participating Employers