This 2017 Educator Externship program was a 2 week summer program, where 30 educators had the opportunity to gain hands-on learning experiences about many of the various careers available in the construction industry. Educators visited 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 toured several active apprenticeship training programs. Participants were required 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.



Hear what employers and educators have to say about the 2017 program




    See which employers participated, and read the educator comments!  






For information about future externship programs, contact Cherie Clark at Willamette ESD,, (503) 588-5330

2016 Summer Educator Externship Program


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