The first meeting of New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools (NYS P-TECH) convened yesterday at SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Technology with school, business and government officials from 16 communities statewide focusing on implementation of the innovative new educational model. New York is the first state in the nation to take P-TECH statewide and it is expected the public private partnerships will prepare more than 6,000 New York high school students for high-skill jobs.
Lt. Governor Robert Duffy addressed the group, commending Governor Cuomo’s commitment to New York students, saying, “Utilizing public-private partnerships across the state, P-TECH’s highly innovative program will help our state’s students develop the skills and talents needed to excel in today’s economy. I thank all of our partners for their hard work to make certain that New Yorkers have access to a world-class education that does not put students or their families in significant debt.”
Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., president and CEO of The Business Council and Stanley S. Litow, IBM vice president of corporate citizenship & corporate affairs and president, IBM Foundation spoke about the event on YNN’s Capitol Tonight. Watch their interview here (TWC ID required).