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.
In its third year, the Maryland Chamber Foundation Teacher Externship Program is staged to impact thousands of Maryland students in 2021 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. Up from three participating teachers in 2020, the 25 teacher externs represent a 766% growth in the program in 2021.
Thank you to our 2021 host companies for your support of our Maryland educators and our future workforce.
Amazon and George Mason University have teamed up to provide 20 teachers with a unique experience:
2021 Media Coverage
January 11, 2021: Washington Business Journal
January 11, 2021: Cumberland Times-News
May 14, 2021: Ocean City Today
May 20, 2021: Maryland Coast Dispatch
May 25, 2021: Prince Williams County Public Schools
June 2, 2021: The Daily Record
June 2, 2021: BioBuzz
June 16, 2021: Bloomberg
June 16, 2021: Yahoo Finance
June 21, 2021: Calvert Beacon
June 21, 2021: WFMD 930
June 23, 2021: Hampstead/Manchester Merchandiser
July 26, 2021: First Energy: Energizing Education
August 12, 2021: The Dispatch
August 17, 2021: WYPR’s On the Record
2020 Media Coverage
On June 23, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in partnership with the Maryland Chamber Foundation hosted a webinar exploring how bridges are being built between educators and businesses. You can view the recording of the webinar here:
View photos and video from past years’ programs in our 2019-2020 Media Gallery:
The Maryland Chamber Foundation 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 Vice President of Membership & Development Whitney Harmel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-269-0642, ext. 1117.