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
Baylor Scott and White Health
Better Business Bureau
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
Congressman Carter’s Office
Dell Medical Center
Down Home Ranch
Emerson Automation Solutions
Giocosa Foster Care and Adoption Services
Hot Dog Marketing
Hyde Park Theatre
IBM Design Group
Lady Bird Johnson Wildlife Center
Laguna Gloria/The Contemporary Austin
Larry Perez Signs
Laurelyn Arterbury, Leander Independent School District
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
Sunset Canyon Pottery
Texas Association of School Boards (TASB)
The Trellis Company
UT Austin – Football Media and Equipment Operations
UT Austin – Women in Engineering
We Are Blood
Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area