Show-Me Careers Educator Experience

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.

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Program Details

  • 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


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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, September 15, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Basic framework for each connector meeting:
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.



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Program Sponsors


Our supporting St. Louis business partners:

BJC Health Care
Koller Enterprises
Missouri American Water
The Boeing Company
World Wide Technology
Millpore Sigma Aldrich


St. Louis community collaborators:

Cortex Innovation District
Danforth Plant Life Science Center
Ranken Technical College
St. Louis Community College – Forest Park
National Alliance for Partnership In Equity (NAPE)
St. Louis CC — Workforce Solutions Group
St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce
St. Louis Science Center Taylor Center
St. Louis Carpenters Apprenticeship Program
Missouri Department of Higher Education
STL STEM Ecosystem


St. Louis school partners:

Affton School District
St. Louis Public Schools
Francis Howell School District
Jennings School District
Normandy School District
St. Charles CAPS PRogram
Parkway School District
Ritenour School District
Ladue School District
University City School District
Webster Groves School District