“One of the things that I’ve been focused on as President is how we create an all-hands-on-deck approach to science, technology, engineering, and math… We need to make this a priority to train an army of new teachers in these subject areas, and to make sure that all of us as a country are lifting up these subjects for the respect that they deserve.” - President Barack Obama (Third Annual White House Science Fair, April 2013)
P-TECH by its very nature is innovative. This integrated, six-year program will provide high school, college and career training so that students graduate with an Associate’s degree in a STEM discipline (science, technology, mathematics and engineering), at no cost to their families. Through this pioneering educational initiative, P-TECH graduates will become future innovators for Rockland and Westchester businesses.
Hudson Valley P-TECH High School is now open at South Orangetown Middle School with its inaugural class of 2020.
New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School (NYS P-TECH) is a public-private partnership that will prepare more than 6,000 New York students for high-skills jobs of the future in technology, manufacturing, healthcare and engineering.
P-TECH is both an education and economic development initiative that will provide a unique opportunity for under-served students to become the highly skilled critical thinkers and problem-solvers that our 21st Century workforce requires. Far too many students are not receiving an education that adequately prepares them for in-demand jobs of the future, especially at-risk, special education, and minority students. P-TECH changes that. Armed with an Associate’s degree (A.S) or an Associate’s degree in Applied Science (A.A.S.), P-TECH graduates will be first in line for area jobs.