2019 Educator Externship Program - Educators & Employers

Monday, June 17, 2019 8:00 AM to Friday, July 19, 2019 4:00 PM

Portland/Salem/Albany/Central Oregon/Eastern Oregon/Medford/Klamath Falls/Vancouver areas:

This Educator Externship program is a 2 week summer program, Monday-Thursday June 17-27 & July 16-26. Up to 150 middle and high school educators will have an opportunity to gain hands-on learning experiences about many of the various careers available in the construction industry. Educators will visit multiple construction company offices and jobsites during the program to better understand the skills and competencies needed to perform construction related occupations in the skilled trades, professional, and adminstrative arenas. Attendees will tour several active apprenticeship training programs. Participants will be expected to complete informational interviews with key individuals in the industry, maintain a reflective journal of their experiences, and develop at least one lesson plan to be shared with other educators.

More detailshttps://www.wesd.org/domain/149

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EMPLOYERS: We are also looking for several construction employer hosts to provide job tours and job shadowing opportunites for educators in this program. Two separate days will be dedicated to the direct educator-to-employer connection, either indiviudally or in small groups. We want to provide a broad cross-section of the construction industry.  


EDUCATORS: contact Cherie Clark at Willamette ESD for an application, Cherie.Clark@wesd.org, 503-385-4699

EMPLOYERS: contact Frosti Adams at AGC, frostia@agc-oregon.org, 503-685-8310









Masonry Trades






Operating Engineer






Sheet Metal Worker



Construction Laborer