N.Y.C.-IBM Partnership Focuses on Students' Tech. Skills
A public-private effort led by K-12, college, and IBM officials at P-Tech aims to prepare students for future careers
Many schools aspire to give students the skills they need to make it in the workforce. The school known as P-TECH is trying to accomplish that goal in a more direct way—by bringing the workforce to students.
The Pathways in Technology Early College High School , located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, in New York City, offers an unusual variation on the public-private partnerships that have taken hold in districts in very different forms around the country.
The school has worked directly with one of the nation's best-known technology companies, IBM , and with public universities in the city, which together have helped shape a curriculum and academic approach that allows students to graduate from high school with an associate degree—and possibly with a jump-start on a job at the company or elsewhere...
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