Workplace Experience Exchange (WEE) Camp

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.

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2023 WEE Camps

WEE Camp I

WEE Camp I is for first-time participants who work with students in grades 7-12. It is a 5-day program for educators to visit local businesses to learn about skill requirements for jobs and find out about available resources for educators. 

Dates for the 2023 WEE Camp I will be announced in early spring. Please monitor this site for updates.

WEE Camp II

WEE Camp II is for previous WEE Camp I participants. It is a 5-day, in-depth program and offers educators an imbedded experience at select Central Louisiana businesses. 

Dates for the 2023 WEE Camp II will be announced in early spring. Please monitor this site for updates.

WEE Camp Elementary

WEE Camp Elementary is for first-time participants who work with students in grades Pre-K-6. It is a 4-day program for educators to visit local businesses to learn about careers in Central Louisiana and find out about available resources for educators.

Dates for the 2023 WEE Camp Elementary will be announced in early spring. Please monitor this site for updates.

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