June 15, 2021
TEACHER EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM GROWS BY 766% IN 2021
The Maryland Chamber Foundation proudly announces the launch of its 2021 Teacher Externship Program, a unique opportunity for 25 Maryland educators to be paired with local businesses with the goal of gaining real-world learning essential to transition their students into the workforce. Beginning in July, the program will provide teachers with a four to six-week business experience at one of 13 host companies. The paid externship builds a bridge between each business and educator, helping teachers gain valuable technical and career pipeline knowledge they can pass on to their students.
MEET THE TEACHERS
These 25 teachers are ready to learn and embark on their 4-6 week externship which will expose them to new insight and industry knowledge and will allow them to make connections they can pass along to their students.
Webinar | ARCHITECTS OF OPPORTUNITY
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
11 AM to 12:00 PM
A webinar discussion led by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond | June 23, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join us as we explore how bridges are being built between educators and businesses. There is an undeniable desire within all sectors of the Maryland business community to partner with educators across our state to share the opportunities for competitive wage jobs with students with disadvantaged backgrounds.
Blog | ALLOWING EVERY MARYLAND STUDENT TO THRIVE THROUGH OUR TEACHER EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM by Whitney Harmel
We are embarking on our third summer of the Maryland Chamber Foundation Teacher Externship Program, with an incredible 25 teachers poised to extern at 13 Maryland companies. Thanks to these bridges built between Maryland businesses and our future workforce, thousands of Maryland students will benefit from these 25 teachers’ experiences. We can’t wait to get started.
FIRST QUARTER ECONOMIC UPDATE
Our latest report shows increased signs of Maryland’s economy steadily improving. In the first quarter of 2021, Maryland’s year-over-year growth in private sector average h
ourly earnings was 6.7%, in contrast to 3.6% growth at the national level. The state’s unemployment rate remains high at 6.0% but is slowly receding, indicating we are heading in the right direction.
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