Free Associate Degree Available To 6K NY High School Students

Aug 28, 2013


State officials say 6,000 high school students from across New York will be able to earn an associate degree at no cost under a program designed to land them jobs when they graduate.

Governor  Andrew Cuomo says  that 16 high schools have been selected to be part of public-private partnerships designed to prepare students for high-skill jobs in technology, manufacturing and health care. The students will earn both an associate degree and a high school degree under the state's Pathways in Technology Early College High School program, or P-Tech.

Under the program, private concerns partner with community colleges.

The 16 NYS P-TECH partnerships are:
Capital Region

  • Manufacturing – Business: GLOBALFOUNDRIES
    • Higher Education: SUNY Adirondack
    • K-12: Regional consortium led by Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES with fiscal lead Hudson Falls School District
  • Clean Technologies – Businesses: GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Cisco and TRC
    • Higher Education: Hudson Valley Community College
    • K-12: Regional consortium led by Ballston Spa School District
  • Advanced Manufacturing – Businesses: Center for Economic Growth, GE Health Care and Regeneron
    • Higher Education: Hudson Valley Community College
    • K-12: Regional consortium led by Questar III BOCES with fiscal lead Troy City School District

Central New York

  • Manufacturing – Businesses: Manufacturers Association of Central New York
    • Higher Education: Onondaga Community College
    • K-12: Syracuse City School District

Finger Lakes

  • Agri-Business & Advanced Manufacturing – Businesses: Genesee County Economic Development Center
    • Higher Education: Genesee Community College
    • K-12: Regional consortium led by Genesee Valley Educational Partnership with fiscal lead Byron-Bergen Central School District
  • Computer Systems Technology & Computer Information Systems – Businesses: Regional consortium led by Wegmans Food Markets
    • Higher Education: Monroe Community College
    • K-12: Rochester City School District

Hudson Valley

  • Information Technology – Business: IBM
    • Higher Education: SUNY Orange
    • K-12: Newburgh Enlarged City School District
  • Computer Information Technology, Engineering and Health & Green Building Technology – Businesses: Avon, Fairway Testing, All Bright Electric, Hightech Security Services and Wick Arborists
    • Higher Education: Rockland Community College, Westchester Community College and SUNY IT
    • K-12: Regional consortium led by Rockland BOCES with fiscal lead North Rockland Central School District
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) – Businesses: Hudson Valley Council of Industry
    • Higher Education: Ulster Community College, Dutchess Community College, Orange Community College, Sullivan Community College and SUNY New Paltz
    • K-12: Regional consortium led by Ulster BOCES with fiscal lead Kingston City School District
  • Architecture – Businesses: Fuller D’Angelo and Yonkers Workforce Investment Board
    • Higher Education: Westchester Community College
    • K-12: Yonkers Public Schools

Long Island

  • Mechanical Engineering – Business: Arkwin Industries
    • Higher Education: Farmingdale State College
    • K-12: Regional consortium led by Uniondale Union Free School District

Mohawk Valley

  • Manufacturing – Businesses: 16 regional companies
    • Higher Education: Fulton-Montgomery Community College
    • K-12: Regional consortium led by Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES with fiscal lead Gloversville Enlarged City School District

New York City

  • Information Technology – Business: SAP
    • Higher Education: CUNY
    • K-12: New York City Department of Education

North Country

  • Manufacturing – Businesses: ETS, Fujitsu, Bombardier, Nova Bus, Spencer ARL, Swarovski and Camoplast.
    • Higher Education: Clinton Community College and Clarkson University
    • K-12: Regional consortium led by Peru Central School District

Southern Tier

  • Health-Tech & Manufacturing – Businesses: Lockheed Martin MS2, Rockwell-Collins, Delta Engineers, Architect & Land Surveyors, P.C., Bothar Construction, Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Inc., and United Health Services Hospitals, Inc.
    • Higher Education: Broome Community College
    • K-12: Regional consortium led by Binghamton City School District

Western New York

  • Health Care – Business: Catholic Health System
    • Higher Education: Trocaire College
    • K-12: Regional consortium led by Lackawanna City School District