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Coffee and bagels were provided to students and guests Wednesday morning at the TEC-SMART Campus in Malta, where high schoolers get a jumpstart on a career through the Clean Tech Early College High School program. 

P-TECH Program To Launch In Poughkeepsie

Dec 2, 2014
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There’s a new academic partnership in the Hudson Valley to prepare at-risk high school students for jobs in technology. It launches out of Poughkeepsie in the fall of 2015.

The public-private partnership brings together Dutchess Community College, the Poughkeepsie City School District, and Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation. It is funded through the New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH, grant. Dr. Pamela Edington is president of Dutchess Community College.

A Saratoga County school district has received a grant to enhance a program that connects students with the clean tech industry.

The Cuomo administration this week announced more than $1 million grants to support high school clean-energy training programs. The grants, administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, or NYSERDA, focus on preparing students for careers in clean energy through supporting STEM programs.

File photo of Bombardier rail manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh
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Last August, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an educational initiative to fast track high school students into career pathways. Participating schools will launch the program this fall.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to fund an experimental high school model that connects students with colleges and business to put them on a technology-focused career path.

In his budget proposal, Governor Cuomo is calling for $5 million to help start 10 more P-TECH schools in New York. The P-TECH model, short for Pathways in Technology Early College High School, is named after the school in Brooklyn that was launched 2011.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and IBM officials recently announced a public-private partnership they say will prepare New York students for high-skills jobs. The idea is based on a school in Brooklyn, highlighted by President Obama in his State of the Union speech.

The idea, say both the Governor and IBM officials, is to provide students with skills for careers in STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, while, at the same time, advancing regional economic development in New York.