IBM SmartCloud helps New York state connect education to jobs

As 16 school districts across New York State prepare to replicate the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) model that connects high school to college and career, collaboration across their network will be critical to success. That’s why IBM has awarded a SmartCloud for Social Business grant to the Public Policy Institute of New York State (PPI), which will oversee the statewide implementation of the P-TECH model. The IBM SmartCloud will enable community college professors, high school teachers, corporate partners and others to develop rigorous academic curricula that map directly to the state’s industry needs — preparing the next generation of New Yorkers for meaningful and productive 21st century careers.

Read more on the Citizen IBM blog, Robin Willner,  a consultant to the Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc. and director of its NYS P-TECH Leadership Council talks about the importance of P-TECH.

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