2019 Application process is closed.    See you again in the fall of 2019. 

Dear Teachers and Counselors:

The Hamblen County Workforce Development & Education Partnership is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Lakeway Regional / Hamblen County Externship Program (link on bottom of this page).  To ensure that our region’s students can enter and be successful in the competitive 21st century job market, it is critical for students to see classroom learning relevant to their future.


We believe educators and community business partners must also be part of the continual career awareness and experience process. Fifteen (15) or more selected applicants will begin with a time of preparation which will include: panel discussions; tours of local community colleges; and readings after school for a couple of hours on four different days. The week of May 20, externs will spend five full days in a Hamblen County company learning about educational and career opportunities locally followed by a day exploring the service sector. See the Schedule.


As part of the program, teachers/counselors will create a group presentation and to share their experience with community leaders. In addition, educators will develop instructional lessons and tools to be shared with their peers.


Teachers/counselors will be paid $1,500 for participating in all meetings and activities related to the externship. Applicants are chosen on a competitive basis.


Completed applications must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Friday Feb. 15, 2019 to my attention: 

  • Richard Tidyman, Coordinator for Hamblen County Workforce & Education Partnership.

  • Applications can be emailed to rtidymanDCEA@gmail.com or faxed to (423) 585-3774.

  • Applications can also be delivered to Richard Tidyman, ℅ Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority, 534 East 1st North Street,  Morristown, TN  37814.

  • Applications must be received by the deadline to assure consideration.


Richard Tidyman’s Office Phone:  423-438-8191 or Cell: 828-406-6721.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

You may want to learn a little more about the Hamblen County Educator Externship before applying.  Watch a short four minute video that tells you more.  


You may fill in the application on line by CLICKING HERE. (Later in the fall)

If for some reason, it is not working, please contact me and I'll send you a PDF version to fill in and email back to rtidymanDCEA@gmail.com.  


  • Workforce & Education Partnership
  • @richardstidyman
  • Richard Tidyman


Phone: 423-438-8191

Email: rtidymandcea@gmail.com


Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority, Inc.

534 East First North St
Morristown, TN  37814

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