The Orchard Foundation implements Workplace Experience Exchange (WEE) Camps for educators to learn about trends, skill requirements and opportunities in industries within the region, and how externships can work for educators and students.
Through WEE Camps, teachers have the ability to connect theory with practice and bring an understanding of workplace practices and policies into the classroom, increasing the relevance of student learning. The experience also gives teachers insight about programs offered at the postsecondary level and how it correlates to local businesses and industries.
The goal is that WEE Camp will serve as a foundation from which to develop a full externship program partnering educators and businesses.
If you are a teacher or guidance counselor interested in attending, please contact your school district's CTE Supervisor. Any business interested in becoming a partner for WEE Camp should contact The Orchard Foundation at 318-767-6560 or 1-800-804-8454.