St. Louis Show-Me Careers Educator Experience — Virtual
June 21–25, 2021
Show-Me Careers is a five-day career professional development program for educators, counselors and administrators to learn firsthand about relevant career pathways in today’s business and industry settings. First piloted in St. Louis in 2018, the program provides a unique, hands-on learning experience inside local employers. Through these externship experiences, education professionals gain a more robust understanding of the technical skills, behaviors and mindsets students need to be successful in today’s professional environments.
The St. Louis program is developed in partnership with the St. Louis Regional Business Council (RBC) and has been endorsed by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
Goals and Objectives
The objective of Show-Me Careers is to expose St. Louis-area students to good career opportunities by bringing influential middle and high school educators, counselors and administrators into advanced manufacturing, technology, health care and other targeted industries where shortages can be identified. The initiative assists educators in producing lesson plans that can be presented to students following the program during the subsequent school year. The program aims to reach more than 5,000 students annually with new career opportunities that will help narrow the skills gap, especially in urban St. Louis school districts.
- Educators, school counselors and administrators will be selected to participate throughout the St. Louis region from area district partners
- A stipend minimum of $400 will be provided to each professional that completes the summer program
- Take part in peer-to-peer collaboration sessions four times during the 2021-2022 school year
- If in person, all materials, meals and travel to the industry partners will be provided to the participants as part of the program
- Applications are due by March 15, 2021
Program Dates and Times
Monday, June 21, 2021 – 11am – 4pm
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 – 8am – 4pm
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 – 8am – 4pm
Thursday, June 24, 2021 – 8am – 4pm
Friday, June 25, 2021 – 8am – 2pm
Business Partner Onboarding Now!
We seek business partners to engage in this summer’s program and beyond. The program aligns and supports the existing career pathways work in the area. Employer partners can support the program by being a host site, providing corporate branded swag, engaging in hosting teacher externships, etc. More details on our FAQ here.
Employer Host Form
Industry Connections (2021-2022) STL Cohort
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
4:00pm- Welcome and Networking
4:30pm- Tour Facility, Presentations and/or Activities
6:00pm- Dedicated Cohort Discussion
6:30pm- Wrap Up & Adjourn
The above timeline is subject to change slightly based upon host location. For more information about the St. Louis program, please contact Brian Crouse, Missouri Chamber Foundation, at (573)634-3511.