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Round Rock Chamber Celebrates 2019 Educator Externship Program

The chamber celebrated the conclusion of the 2019 Educator Externship program on August 2 to honor the seventy-four participating educators and sixty-two businesses partners. The program is a partnership with Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) and Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area and is designed to bolster the area’s talent development.

Thank you to Dr. Daniel Presley, RRSID senior chief of schools and innovation, Gregg Miller, the chamber’s interim president and CEO, and Mayor Morgan for attending this special event.

The goal of the program is to match educators with employers in the teacher’s subject matter and/or a subject matter of interest and includes a three-day onsite job-shadow experience. Educators receive twenty-four hours of professional development and gain current, real-world experience. Educators must share their experience and knowledge gained with students and other educators via lesson plans.

Business partners get the opportunity to engage with RRISD, learn about current educational trends, and contribute to the next generation of workers.

The program began in 2015 with only six educators participating. The popularity of the program has grown significantly over the past five years. It is estimated that over 40,000 students have benefited since the program’s inception.

Thank you to our amazing business community for hosting externs this year.

ACC Interpreter Services

American Institute for Research

Asuragen

Athena

Austin Opera

Baylor Scott and White Health

Better Business Bureau

Bluebonnet Trails

Bullock Texas State History Museum

Chisholm Trail Financial Group

Cirkiel & Associates (Steve Gonzales)

City of Round Rock Communications & Marketing Department

City of Round Rock Planning and Development Services

City of Round Rock Police Department

City of Round Rock Utilities and Environmental Services Department

Community Impact Newspaper

Concordia

Congressman Carter’s Office

Datum Engineers

Dell Medical Center

Down Home Ranch

EA Games

Emerson Automation Solutions

Giocosa Foster Care and Adoption Services

Hot Dog Marketing

Hyde Park Theatre

IBM Design Group

ICU Medical

KVUE

KXAN

Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center

Laguna Gloria/The Contemporary Austin

Larry Perez Signs

Laurelyn Arterbury, Leander Independent School District

Microsoft Store

MWM Design

O’Connell Robertson

Penfold Theatre

Ranger Excavating

Refugee Services of Texas

Representative Talarico’s Office

Round Rock Express

Round Rock Independent School District (Communications Office)

Round Rock Leader

Round Rock Serving Center

Senator Schwertner’s Office

Southwestern University Women’s Soccer

St. Edward’s University

STARRY

Sunset Canyon Pottery

TECO-Westinghouse

Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)

The Trellis Company

Typhoon Texas

Univision

UT Austin – Football Media and Equipment Operations

UT Austin – Women in Engineering

We Are Blood

Williamson Museum

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

Wurzel Builders