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iWork Teacher Externship Host

Summer 2024 iWork: Teacher Externship

Prepare the Next Generation for North Central Texas's Most Needed Occupations

Calling all industry partners! Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (WSNCT) is proud to present the Summer 2024 iWork: Teacher Externship, an initiative aimed at preparing our students for the region's most in-demand occupations.

Selected educators from schools across North Central Texas will be matched with host industry partners for an externship opportunity where the teacher can gain firsthand industry experience and develop lesson plans that bring real-world insights to the classroom. This program is at no cost to employers and priceless for the educators involved! There is a five (5) day commitment, but the days don't have to be consecutive as long as the immersion occurs in June, July or August and totals 25 hours.

WSNCT will support our industry partners by providing tips and best practices on hosting an educator at a worksite - aiming for a seamless experience for employer partners.


For Employers/Industry Partners: Be a Host with the Most!

As an externship host, you have a unique opportunity to shape the future workforce by guiding a teacher through your day-to-day operations. Here are some tips to help you provide a meaningful experience for your teacher extern:

  • Appoint a Project Lead or Mentor to guide the teacher
  • Plan a schedule that includes observation of different departments
  • Introduce the teacher to your company culture and day-to-day operations
  • If possible, involve the teacher in a project
  • Arrange meetings with key personnel to discuss their roles and required skills
  • Provide a tour of your organization
  • Discuss the qualifications you look for in potential employees

Learn More Here

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For Teachers, Schools and ISDs
The application period for educational institutions to apply for Summer 2024 is now closed. For those interested in being a part of the program in the Summer of 2025, please email us at
What Does an Externship Involve?

Selected teachers from their respective educational institutions will:

  • Spend a total of 25 hours over five (5) days on-site with their matched business, shadowing industry professionals during the Summer. The days do not have to be consecutive, but they must occur in June, July, or August.
  • Develop and submit a lesson plan based on their externship experience.
  • Implement their new lesson plan during the FY 2024-2025 school year.
Teachers who complete these requirements will receive a stipend from their educational institutions, reimbursed by WSNCT. Stipend amounts vary based on participation and funding availability.


Interested in becoming involved? Want to learn more? Email us at

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