Teacher Catalog

PLEASE READ: As the impact of Coronavirus or COVID-19 continues to unfold in our communities, Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas is prioritizing the needs of employers, educators, and partners in the months ahead. In an effort to stay responsive to both businesses and schools, we will not hold the 2020 WE-Connect Summer Externship Program as originally planned. We look forward to serving participants in other ways during this challenging time.

Externship Catalog

The following businesses will be hosting an extern in Summer 2020!

  1. Abilene Industrial Foundation
  2. Arrow Ford
  3. Batts Communications
  4. Big Country Electric Cooperative
  5. Black Plumbing
  6. BWJ Metalworks
  • Company Description: The purpose of the Abilene Industrial Foundation is to promote the growth, development and diversification of the economy in and around Abilene, Texas, by attracting new industries, retaining and expanding existing industries, and supporting the federal, state, and military agencies presently located in Abilene. 
  • Company Name: Abilene Industrial FoundationDevelop Abilene - Abilene Industrial Foundation
  • Days at Location: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Dress Attire: Business casual
  • Externship Description: Externs will meet with various partners and chamber affiliates to learn about how each community partner works together to improve quality of life, retain companies, attract new companies and grow the talent pipeline. 
  • Hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Abilene
  • Number of Externships Available: One
  • Requirements: This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas.
  • Selected Week(s): July 20 to 24
  1. Callahan County Vet Clinic
  2. Call-Away Heating & Air
  3. CECA
  4. City of Breckenridge
  5. City of Brownwood
  6. City of Hamlin
  7. City of Merkel
  • Company Description: Callahan County Vet Clinic has served Callahan County and surrounding areas since 1975. It is a full-service mixed animal veterinary hospital with two full-time veterinarians, Dr. Ancinec and Dr. Needham. 
  • Company Name: Callahan County Vet ClinicCallahan County Vet Clinic
  • Days at Location: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Dress Attire: Jeans, closed-toed shoes, clean shirt 
  • Externship Description: The extern will shadow the staff at Callahan Vet Clinic. They will be exposed to the daily office and medical operations of a full-service veterinary clinic. 
  • Hours: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Clyde
  • Number of Externships Available: Two
  • Requirements: This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas
  • Selected Week(s): June 15 to 19, June 22 to 26
  • Special Requests: Priority will be given to educators from Callahan County.
  1. Day Nursery of Abilene
  2. Eide Bailly
  3. Ezell Aviation
  4. Faith Summit Supply
  5. First Bank Texas - Haskell
  6. The Flipping Egg
  • Company Description: Day Nursery of Abilene provides quality affordable child care to children in four licensed facilities. The majority of the children served are from low income families. The Day Nursery of Abilene is licensed by the Child Care Licensing Division of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
  • Company Name: Day Nursery of AbileneDay Nursery of Abilene
  • Days at Location: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Dress Attire: Business casual
  • Externship Description: Externs will be able to shadow our pre-k classes and learn about various job responsibilities of our teachers.
  • Hours: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Abilene
  • Number of Externships Available: Four
  • Requirements: This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas
  • Selected Week(s)
    • June 1 to 5
    • June 8 to 12
    • June 29 to July 3
    • July 20 to 24
    • July 27 to 31
  1. International Rescue Committee
  2. Ludlum Measurements
  3. McBank
  4. Mitchell County Hospital
  • Company Description: The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for:
    • Asylees
    • RefugeesInternational Rescue Committee
    • Survivors of torture
    • Victims of human trafficking
    • Other immigrants to thrive in Abilene
  • Company Name: International Rescue Committee
  • Days at Location: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Dress Attire: Business casual
  • Externship Description: Externs will receive a general orientation on the IRC as a whole, the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program, and working across cultures. Externs will also be able to learn about the different departments and programs at the IRC Abilene including:
    • Ainancial education programs
    • Anti-trafficking
    • ELI programming
    • Employment programs
    • Youth programming
    • Case management
    • They will be able to shadow different people working in these departments as well as participate in some activities with clients.
  • Hours :8 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Abilene
  • Number of Externships Available: Four
  • Requirements: This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas
  • Selected Week(s):
    • June 1 to 5
    • June 8 to 12
    • June 15 to 19
    • June 22 to 26
    • June 29 to July 3
    • July 6 to 10
    • July 13 to 17
    • July 20 to 24
    • July 27 to 31
  1. RAM Inc.
  2. R.E. Dye Manufacturing
  3. Rentech Broiler Systems
  4. RGF Insurance Agency
  5. Rike Real Estate
  • Company Description: Injection, compression, thermo-forming of specialized plastics for aerospace industry
  • Company Name: RAM, Inc.
  • Days at Location: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Dress Attire: Dress is casual. Jeans and closed-toed shoes will work everywhere in our shop. Safety glasses or regular prescription glasses must be worn at all times in the shop area. We will provide safety glasses if needed.
  • Externship Description: Externs will be able to shadow multiple positions and learn about various job responsibilities of our staff. They will work with:
    • Assembly
    • EngineeringRAM Inc.
    • Machining department
    • Mold department
    • Production scheduling
    • Program managers
    • Quality control
    • We would love to have science, technology, and math educators.
  • Hours: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Cisco
  • Number of Externships Available: Four
  • Requirements: This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas
  • Selected Week(s): June 8 to 12, June 15 to 18, June 22 to 26
  • Special Requests: We believe all educators will be interested in our business, but especially technology, engineering, robotics, science, machine shop, manufacturing related as well as math professionals will find a relationship to what we produce in our facility.
  1. Sweetwater Economic Development Corporation
  2. Steele Fire Apparatus
  3. Stephens Memorial Hospital
  4. United States Gypsum Company
  5. Taylor Telecom
  • Company Name: Sweetwater Economic Development Corporation
  • Company Description: Economic development board
  • Days at Location: Flexible
  • Dress Attire: Will vary Externship Description: Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development (SEED) was formed to promote, assist, stimulate, and enhance economic development as well as quality of life in Sweetwater. Come spend three days with us learning more about your local community. This externship will be spent in various locations, splitting time between the SEED and other companies we are partnered with to build the workforce of tomorrow.
  • Hours: TBASweetwater Economic Development - The sweetest place in Texas for business.
  • Location: Sweetwater
  • Number of Externships Available: Four
  • Requirements: This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas.
  • Selected Week(s): June 15 through 19, June 22 through 26, July 20 through 24, July 27 through 30
  • Special Requests: Priority will be given to educators from Nolan County or the adjacent counties.