Preparing Maryland’s future workforce
The Maryland Chamber Foundation’s Teacher Externship Program is a four-week summer program that bridges the gap between businesses and educators by pairing high school teachers with top Maryland businesses who provide hands-on experience in industries related to the subjects they teach. Maryland teachers then bring this knowledge back to the classroom, where they can empower their students with the essential information and skills they need to begin down a lucrative career path. Teacher externs receive a stipend from the Maryland Chamber Foundation for their work, and gain invaluable experiences and perspectives that they can share with their students—through field trips, enhanced lesson plans, and exciting classroom activities—when they return to the classroom in the fall. Teachers also have the opportunity to earn up to 4 continuing development credits through MSDE, if they create a lesson plan post-externship and report back on results.
In its fourth year, the Maryland Chamber Foundation Teacher Externship Program is staged to impact thousands of Maryland students in 2022 as they consider their future careers. The industry and technical knowledge teachers gain allow them to enhance their curriculum and educate their students on both the hard and soft skills required to enter the workforce and obtain a livable-wage career.
Thank you to our 2022 host companies for your support of our Maryland educators and our future workforce.
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The Maryland Chamber Foundation is a designated 501(c)(3) and supports sustainable solutions that drive Maryland’s future economy including talent, education, innovation, economic diversity, infrastructure, business climate, governance, and quality of life.
For more information on the Maryland Chamber Foundation, contact Executive Director Whitney Harmel at email@example.com or call 410-269-0642, ext. 1117.