For the fourth consecutive year, educators from across the region will have the ability to participate in a five-day professional development session during the summer. Developed and supported by the Alamo STEM Workforce Coalition (ASWC), the Educator Externship program connects teachers with industry experts to learn how math and science are applied in workforce settings. The ultimate goal is to increase student awareness of careers in the San Antonio area and help them understand how they can be better prepared for those careers.
Gearing up for another great summer, the ASWC team is hosting an information breakfast for employers interested in participating in the program for summer 2017. This breakfast will be held on Thursday, April 13th at SAWS Headquarters (2800 US Hwy 281) from 7:45 am-9:00 am.
This summer’s program will expand from 150 last summer to 250 as a target for this summer! A key component of the program is the participation of employers as host sites for the educators. Last summer, we had 35 employers participate, including: CPS Energy, USAA, Accenture, Lucifer Lighting, Joeris General Contractors, HEB, Toyota and many others.
During the five-day session, educators receive information on skill sets needed for specific occupations, the top occupational needs for companies, and ways students and educators can engage with their companies in the future. This information is then used by the educators to create lesson plans and curriculum using key concepts found in project-based learning.
If you are interested in attending the breakfast on the 13th please register at the following LINK.
ASWC is comprised of the following organizations:
- San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
- Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA)
- The Alliance for Technology Education in Advanced Manufacturing (ATEAM)
- San Antonio Math and Sciences Education Coalition (SAMSEC)
- Education Service Center, Region 20 (ESC-20)
- P16Plus Council of Greater Bexar County
- Steuck & Associates
- Alamo Colleges
- SA Works
- University of Texas at San Antonio