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Educators in Industry

During the 2015 Legislative Session, the North Dakota Legislature appropriated $50,000 to the North Dakota Department of Commerce to develop an “Educators in Industry” externship program. An existing program through the collaborative efforts of the Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, North Dakota State University and the South East Education Cooperative will serve as model for this statewide program.
The Educators in Industry Externship program will place K-12 teachers or administrators in a corporate work environment for a four week externship, scheduled to occur in Jun 2016. The externship will give classroom teachers the opportunity to further understand the engineering design process and STEM related industries through practical work experience, which would give them the knowledge to pass on to their students, strengthening the education to industry pipeline. The educators will earn a $2000 stipend for completing the externship. $1000 of that stipend will be funded through the Department of Commerce, with the employer providing a dollar for dollar match.
For questions or to learn how your company can participate in this program, please visit www.OperationIntern.com.

If you have questions, educators can contact Bradley Bowen at NDSU and employers can contact Jennifer Dahl at the Department of Commerce.
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