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Wed August 28, 2013

Free Associate Degree Available To 6K NY High School Students

Credit governor.ny.gov/

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