NEXT: Externship Program

Provides Napa County educators the unique opportunity to immerse themselves into Napa’s critical industries

Preparing students for the future workforce is a tremendous responsibility being placed upon our teachers. As the importance of career readiness becomes a topic of national importance, teachers need to increase the use of authentic learning experiences for students in the classroom.

What’s NEXT?

The NEXT program helps teachers connect classroom content with students’ future career interests and helps students develop both the critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and technical skills required in the workplace.

The participating businesses benefit from the externships, too. Through the teachers, they are reaching hundreds of students and contributing to the preparation of their future workforce as the teachers pass along their acquired knowledge in their classrooms.

Join our 2020 Externship Program

We are now accepting Applications for the 2020 Externship Program.

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Our Impact

Our 2019 Employer Partners

Thank you to our 25 employer partners in the healthcare, hospitality, and wine industries who hosted the 2019 cohort of educators.

Participating Districts

  • Napa County Office of Education
  • Napa Valley Unified School District
  • St. Helena Unified School District
  • Calistoga Joint Unified School District
  • Howell Mountain Elementary School District