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.
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.
Local industries that are critical to the Napa Valley economy
25 Napa Valley businesses, who host 58 teacher externs
Students reached through our program
Thank you to our 25 employer partners in the healthcare, hospitality, and wine industries who hosted the 2019 cohort of educators.