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The following businesses will be hosting an Extern in Summer 2019! 

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Abilene Industrial Foundation
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Company Name:

  Abilene Industrial Foundation

Location:

  Abilene

Company Description: 

The Abilene Industrial Foundation (AIF), an affiliate of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, works under contract for the Development Corporation of Abilene.  The AIF is responsible for marketing the city's economic development program, providing site selection assistance for new businesses, managing the business retention/expansion and serving as a liaison between education and business to help shape the Abilene workforce. 

Number of Externships Available:

  1

Selected Week(s): 

July 8-12

Days at Location:

  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

  8:30am-5pm

Dress Attire:

Business Casual

Externship Description: 

Extern will meet with various AIF partners through Business, Expansion and Retention meetings and facility tours of local manufacturing businesses. Participate in partnership planning events and meetings. Shadow multiple positions and learn various job responsibilities of our staff. 

Requirements:

  This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas
 
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Company Name:

  Arrow Ford

Location: 

Abilene

Company Description:

Arrow Ford was established in 1964 and has been serving the Big Country for 55 years.  It provides Raving Fan service for all your automotive needs including sales of new Ford and Mitsubishi cars and trucks as well as a used vehicle operation including Loan Arranger for customers who are falling on hard time, a fully staffs parts and service center with a quick lane maintenance operation, a body shop and rent car.  It is active in the community and many of its employees serve on boards and commissions.  

Number of Externships Available:

  4 (two each week)

Selected Week(s): 

June 17-21, OR July 22-26

Days at Location: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours: 

One day starts at 7:15am, the others at 8:00am

Dress Attire: 

Business Casual

Externship Description: 

Move through the different departments and learn about our employment opportunities!

Requirements:

  This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas


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Company Name:

  Atmos Energy

Location:

  Abilene

Company Description:

  Atmos Energy has grown from 279,000 customers in 1983 to more than 3 million customers today - mainly by acquiring utility assets. The company has regulated utility operations in Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. We are the largest natural gas distributor in the states of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. We work closely with our state and federal regulators to operate a safe and reliable natural gas system. 

Number of Externships Available:

  1

Selected Week(s):

  June 3-7

Days at Location: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

  8am-5pm

Dress Attire:

  Business Casual

Externship Description:

  Externs will shadow different areas of the company, functions, and duties.  Time will also be spent reviewing skills and qualifications required to work at Atmos Energy.

Requirements: 

This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas

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Big Country Electric
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Company Name:

  Big Country Electric Cooperative, Inc. 

Location:

  Roby, but will also spend time at other locations in Snyder and Stamford

Company Description:

  We are an Electric Utility Distribution Company owned by our members.  

Number of Externships Available:

  2

Selected Week(s): 

July 22-26

Days at Location: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

  8am-5pm

Dress Attire:

  Casual -- jeans and collared top

Externship Description:

  Shadow multiple positions and learn about the various job responsibilities of our staff.

Requirements: 

This externship is only available to educators employed at a school district within Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Kent, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stonewall, or Throckmorton counties.
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Black Plumbing
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Company Name: 

Black Plumbing

Location:

  Abilene

Company Description:  

Provides a full array of plumbing services, both residential and commercial. Repair, remodel, and new construction. Also provides pipe restoration.

Number of Externships Available: 

4

Selected Week(s): 

June 3-7, June 17-21, July 8-12, OR July 15-19

Days at Location:

  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Hours:

8am-5pm

Dress Attire:

  Casual

Externship Description: 

The extern will be provided with a variety of experiences and opportunities to spend time with our staff to learn more about our operations. 

Requirements:

  This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas

Special Requests:

  Priority will be given to CTE teachers, counselors, and administrators

Additional Requests:

  Bring donuts - the guys love donuts! Just kidding!  Come equipped with a sense of humor and get ready to have some FUN!  
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Company Name: 

Buzzi Unicem USA

Location:

  Sweetwater

Company Description:

  Buzzi is one of the leading cement manufacturing companies in the US.  Headquartered in Pennsylvania, Buzzi operates 34 cement terminals across the US to distribute the cement into 21 states.  

Number of Externships Available: 

1

Selected Week(s):

  TBD - coming soon

Days at Location:

  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

  8am-5pm

Dress Attire:

  Long pants (jeans are fine); NO shorts, sleeveless shirts, or loose clothing (tuck shirt tails in).  Must wear closed-toe shoes, safety toe preferred (we have toe caps if needed to go out in the plant).  Safety equipment such as hard hats, safety glasses, ear plugs, etc. will be provided as needed.

Externship Description: 

This externship experience will be spent in the Lab with our Quality Control Manager.  

Requirements:

  This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas

Special Requests:

  Priority will be given to a chemistry teacher or an educator from Highland ISD
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BWJ Metalworks
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Company Name:

  BWJ Metalworks, L.L.C.

Location: 

Abilene

Company Description: 

 BWJ Metalworks started as BWJ Consulting, a small fabrication and consulting firm, in Abilene Texas in 1996. Steady growth led to the construction of our current 40,000 sq. ft. facility, which was completed in November of 2015. The following January the fabrication portion of the company became BWJ Metalworks L.L.C. Completed projects from BWJ Metalworks L.L.C. have been installed all around the world including: Canada, The United Kingdom, Dubai, and of course The USA.

Number of Externships Available:

  2

Selected Week(s): 

July 22-26

Days at Location: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Hours:

  8am-5pm

Dress Attire:

  Jeans, boots, and long-sleeve shirt

Externship Description

:  Externs will spend their time with our leadership team of owners, VP's, and General Manager.  The extern will become familiar with the opportunities we have, including job descriptions and requirements.  We will also teach the intern about the equipment we use.

Requirements: 

This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas
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CASA
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Company Name:

Big Country CASA

Location:

Abilene

Company Description: 

Big Country CASA is a non-profit organization that advocates for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the court system through trained community volunteers.  

Number of Externships Available:

  1

Selected Week(s):

  July 15-19, OR July 22-26

Days at Location: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

8am-5pm

Dress Attire: 

Business Casual

Externship Description: 

The teacher will be able to observe court proceedings, shadow advocate supervisors, and learn more about child welfare.  

Requirements:

  Educator must be employed at a School District in Taylor County

Special Requests:

  This externship would best serve a Human Services teacher, such as Child Development


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City of Abilene
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Company Name: 

City of Abilene, Texas 

Location: 

Abilene

Company Description: 

City of Abilene employees embrace the core purpose of working together to build and maintain a community of the highest quality for present and future generations.  We all strive to exemplify the core values of respect, integrity, service above self, and excellence in all we do (RISE).


Number of Externships Available:

  5 or more

Selected Week(s): 

June 3-7, June 10-14, OR June 17-21

Days at Location:

  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

  8am-5pm

Dress Attire: 

Dependent upon department

Externship Description:

  Educators have the opportunity to CHOOSE one of the many departments they would like to shadow this summer.  As the City departments handle an array of services, each extern can be paired with their department of interest.  Options include:  Water Utilities/Stormwater Services, Public Works/Streets/Traffic, Police, Fire, Zoo, Library, Parks & Rec, Convention Center/Tourism, Finance, Solid Waste Services/Trash/Recycling, Health, Transportation/Airport, or Planning/Development.

Requirements:

  This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas
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City of Snyder
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Company Name: 

City of Snyder

Location: 

Snyder

Company Description: 

Local government providing community services, public safety, public works & utilities, recycling & trash to the City of Snyder.

Number of Externships Available: 

1

Selected Week(s): 

Extern can choose ANY week in June or July

Days at Location: 

Tuesday, Wednesday,  Thursday

Hours:

8am-5pm

Dress Attire: 

Business Casual

Externship Description:

  Extern will be able to experience the daily routine for Police, Fire, Public Works, Landfill, Streets, Water/Waste Water, Utility Billing, Information, Technology, Accounting, Municipal Court, Code/Planning & Zoning

Requirements:

  This externship is only open to educators at Snyder ISD
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DATROO Technologies
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Company Name:

  Datroo Technologies

Location:

  Abilene

Company Description: 

As a full-service professional services company which supports advanced networking needs for businesses, we are your first stop for "Making I.T. Better".

Number of Externships Available:

 1

Selected Week(s): 

July 8-12

Days at Location:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

  8am-5pm

Dress Attire:

Business Casual

Externship Description:

 Shadow various positions and learn more about the IT industry! 

Requirements:

This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas

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Day Nursery
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Company Name:

Day Nursery of Abilene

Location: 

Abilene

Company Description: 

At the Day Nursery of Abilene, we strive to accomplish our goals on a daily basis.  We work to ensure that affordable child care is available from all economic levels.  We maintain an environment, as well as programs, that promote the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of the child.  This also includes the acceptance of cultural diversity.  Day Nursery ensures that children who attend are ready-to-learn when they enter kindergarten.  We also provide educational opportunities for parents and encourage their involvement.  

Number of Externships Available:

  3

Selected Week(s):

  Extern can choose ANY week in June or July

Days at Location:

  Flexible

Hours: 

8am-5pm

Dress Attire:

  Business Casual, Jeans, Closed-Toed Shoes

Externship Description:

  Externs will be able to shadow our Early Childhood Professional positions and learn about various job responsibilities of our staff.

Requirements:

  This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas

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Company Name:

  Development Corporation of Snyder, in partnership with Snyder Chamber of Commerce

Location:

  Snyder

Company Description: 

The Development Corporation of Snyder (DCOS) and Snyder Chamber of Commerce are focused on quality of life in Snyder, TX. 

Number of Externships Available:

  1

Selected Week(s): 

June 17-21

Days at Location

:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours

:  8am-5pm

Dress Attire: 

Business Casual, jeans are acceptable

Externship Description:

  Share your time in this externship between DCOS and Snyder Chamber of Commerce to learn more about the day-to-day operations of these two organizations.  

Requirements: 

This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas
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Eagle Aviation
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Company Name:

  Eagle Aviation Services

Location: 

Abilene Airport

Company Description: 

Eagle Aviation Services performs overhaul maintenance for the American Eagle fleet of 180 aircraft.

Number of Externships Available:

  3

Selected Week(s): 

June 17-21, OR July 15-19

Days at Location: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

  8am-5pm

Dress Attire: 

Closed-toed shoes are required.  Recommend wearing comfortable clothing you do not mind getting dirty.

Externship Description:

Extern would be given an overview of all aspects of our business by spending time with our production control, maintenance, QC, and HR areas.  

Requirements: 

This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas
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Eide Bailly
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Company Name:

  Eide Bailly

Location: 

Abilene

Company Description:

  Our journey began in 1917 with pencil and paper. By embracing change and focusing on innovative ideas, we’ve grown along with our clients to become one of the top 25 accounting firms in the nation. Accounting is about numbers, but our business is about relationships.

Number of Externships Available:

  2

Selected Week(s): 

June 10-14, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26

Days at Location: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours: 

8am-5pm

Dress Attire:

  Business Casual

Externship Description: 

Externs will visit with different departments each day including tax, audit, business outsourcing & strategy, and specialty services.  Externs will also visit with HR and Marketing representatives.  

Requirements: 

This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas

Special Requests:

  Priority will be given to any applicant who teaches Business courses.
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GE Renewable
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Company Name:

  GE Renewable Energy

Location: 

Abilene

Company Description: 

Combining onshore and offshore wind, blades, hydro, storage, utility-scale solar, and grid solutions as well as hybrid renewables and digital services offerings, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts of clean renewable energy and equipped more than 90 percent of utilities worldwide with its grid solutions. With nearly 40,000 employees present in more than 80 countries, GE Renewable Energy creates value for customers seeking to power the world with affordable, reliable and sustainable green electrons.

Number of Externships Available: 

1

Selected Week(s): 

July 15-19

Days at Location: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

  8am-5pm

Dress Attire: 

 Casual

Externship Description:

  Meet with  Abilene Renewable Office Sales and Crane Team, travel to a local windfarm, and connect with various GE Renewable staff and also meet and tour TSTC's Wind Program to learn more about the career pathway into this field! 

Requirements:

  This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas

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Company Name:

  Hendrick Health System

Location:

  Abilene

Company Description:

  Hendrick Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital located in Abilene, TX. With more than 500 beds, Hendrick has been THE name in healthcare in the Big Country since 1924. Our mission is to deliver high quality healthcare emphasizing excellence and compassion consistent with the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. 


Number of Externships Available: 

2

Selected Week(s): 

June 3-7, OR July 8-12

Days at Location: 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Hours: 

8am-5pm

Externship Description:

  Extern will be able to learn about Hendrick Health System - the history, mission, vision and values. The externs will shadow multiple departments within our organization and will learn about various healthcare job responsibilities and the education needed to get to those positions. Day 1 will be an overview of our organization with the extern attending new employee orientation. This allows for the externs to get a detailed overview of how we on-board our new employees. Day 2 will be tours and meeting with various Executive Staff members, recruitment and retention representatives, and safety and security. Day 3 will be working with various Directors and Departments within our organization. 

Requirements: 

This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas

Special Requests: 

Applicants should have an interest in healthcare.
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Company Name:

  International Rescue Committee

Location:

  Abilene

Company Description: 

The IRC works with refugees to integrate into the Abilene community by providing employment placement, case management, and cultural adjustment services.  In 2018, we also launched a Student Academic Readiness Program.

Number of Externships Available:

  5 or more

Selected Week(s): 

June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, OR July 22-26

Days at Location: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

  8am-5pm

Dress Attire:

  Days 1 & 3 are business casual, Day 2 is jeans, participants will be provided with an IRC t-shirt

Externship Description:

  Externs will be able to shadow case workers, education staff, and employment staff as they work to assist newly arrived refugees.  Day 1 will be working along side the employment specialist in preparing refugees for the job place, completing applications, and participating in vocational training.  Day 2 will be working with our youth summer program.  Day 3 will be spent with case management and depending on arrivals setting up apartments, conducting home visits, scheduling appointments, or cultural orientation.

Requirements: 

This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas

Special Requests:

  This externship could be especially beneficial to educators who come from a school district with a higher concentration of refugee students.  


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Company Name:

  Ludlum Measurements, Inc

Location:

  Sweetwater

Company Description:

  A manufacturing enterprise with 8 companies and 500 employees supplying radiation detection equipment for customers in the US and internationally. We employ assembly operators, circuit board and electrical technicians, injection molding operators, machinists, tool and die makers, CNC programmers, electrical and mechanical engineers, chemists and physicists, accountants, and sales and marketing personnel.

Number of Externships Available:

  2

Selected Week(s):

  June 10-14, OR June 17-21

Days at Location: 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

  8am-5pm

Dress Attire:

  Jeans and closed-toed shoes

Externship Description:

  Externs will be spending time in all facets of the business including:  Sales and Marketing, Accounting, Engineering, and Manufacturing.  Time will be spent in several buildings within the company to provide an experience in both office and manufacturing environments.  

Requirements: 

This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas
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Company Name: 

RAM, Inc.

Location: 

Cisco

Company Description:

  Injection, Compression, Thermoform and Machining of Engineered Thermoplastic Materials. High Precision Manufacturer of Aerospace and Defense parts. 

Number of Externships Available:

  4

Selected Week(s): 

June 10-14, June 17-21, July 8-12, OR July 15-19

Days at Location:

  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

  8am-5pm

Dress Attire:

  Extern will be in both an office environment and on the production floor in our manufacturing plant. Open toe shoes are not allowed. Casual dress, jeans and long sleeve shirts are best.

Externship Description:

  Orientation and Introduction to Aerospace Procurement, Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality. Externs will shadow leaders and production team members in each of these disciplines.

Requirements: 

This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas

Special Requests:

  Priority will be given to educators related to STEM Education.
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RE Dye
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Company Name: 

R.E. Dye Manufacturing Corp.

Location: 

Breckenridge

Company Description:

  We are an AS9100 Quality Standard certified aerospace manufacturer specializing in precision machining of life critical helicopter parts and assemblies. This year we are celebrating our 100th anniversary. 

Number of Externships Available:

  1

Selected Week(s): 

July 22-26

Days at Location:

  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

  8am-5pm

Dress Attire: 

 Requirements - closed-toed shoes and no loose clothing. This is a machine shop environment, so casual attire such as jeans is appropriate. Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided.

Externship Description:

  The extern will experience the creation of helicopter parts and assemblies from contract quoting to shipment of final product, including our top three critical jobs which are Machining, Inspection and Assembly.

Requirements:

  This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas

Special Requests: 

Priority will be given to an administrator, counselor, or CTE teacher in Breckenridge.
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Company Name:

Rentech Boiler Systems

Location:

Abilene

Company Description: 

Rentech is the leading manufacturer of water tube boilers.  Rentech manufacturers industrial package water tube boilers, heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), and waste heat boilers of water tube and fire tube type.  APPROACH Rentech was founded in 1996.  Since those early days, Rentech has grown to be the leading, worldwide, supplier of industrial water tube and waste heat recovery boilers.  Rentech custom-designs all its boilers to fit the application and meet customer specifications.  We do not offer stock or catalog products and attempt to make your application fit a standard design.

Number of Externships Available:

  1

Selected Week(s): 

June 3-7

Days at Location: 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Hours:

  8am-4:30pm

Dress Attire: 

Jeans and closed-toed shoes.  Safety glasses will be provided.

Externship Description:

  Spend a day with our Systems Department, a day with our Design Department, and a final day with Services.  Come to know all that Rentech has to offer! 

Requirements: 

This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas


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Company Name: 

Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Hyundai

Location:

  Abilene

Company Description:

  Star is a family owned car dealership. We take pride in our community involvement and the positive experience we deliver with every customers from sales to service. 

Number of Externships Available:

  2

Selected Week(s):

  June 10-14, June 17-21, July 8-12, OR July 15-19

Days at Location:

  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

  8am-5pm

Dress Attire: 

 Business casual. All our employees can wear jeans with boots (western). Most of the male employees wear slacks with dress shoes and polo style shirts and ladies wear more business attire. 

Externship Description:

  A dealership has so many different job opportunities from sale, service, accounting, finance, parts, accessories, marketing and management. This person can shadow each of these departments over the 3 days period to have a better understanding of what goes into running a dealership and how to be successful at each job. 

Requirements: 

This externship is only open to an educator in West Central Texas who teaches CTE courses.

Special Requests:

  Priority will go to any educator in West Central Texas who teaches Ag.
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Company Name:

  United States Gypsum Company

Location:

  Sweetwater 


Company Description:  

We are a manufacturing plant producing Sheetrock brand products. We have 250 employees consisting of operators, mechanics, electricians, and so on. We mine the gypsum rock locally and process the rock through multiple departments before transitioning it into finished gypsum Sheetrock panels. 

Number of Externships Available:

  2

Selected Week(s): 

June 3-7, OR June 17-21

Days at Location:

  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Hours:

  8am-5pm

Dress Attire: 

Casual (jeans/collard shirt) -- Closed toed shoes are required.  Bring steel toe if you have them! 

Externship Description:

  Externs will be able to shadow multiple positions and learn about various job responsibilities of our staff.  Day 1 will be working with the operating department to learn about making Sheetrock.  Day 2 will be working with the reliability staff (mechanics & electricians) to learn about how to maintain the equipment.  Day 3 will be working with the LSS (Lead Six Sigma) staff to learn about how to reduce waste.  

Requirements: 

This externship is open to any educator in West Central Texas

Special Requests:

  Educators in the Science, Match, or Technical Skill Departments would especially enjoy this extern opportunity!