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Program puts Capital Region high schoolers on fast-track for STEM careers

September 27, 2019 07:18 PM

Employers are having a hard time finding people with the technical expertise required for 21st century jobs. One possible solution is an educational model called P-TECH.

The Capital Region BOCES Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH, has 22 students in Watervliet and another 40 over at Mohonasen.

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The program teaches hands-on project-based learning, like coding. It includes a consortium with Capital Region BOCES, the Capital Region Chamber, Hudson Valley Community College, and SUNY Schenectady County Community College.

The kids get a laptop and a step ahead toward a two-year college degree for free.

The goal is to make sure they're ready for careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

Learn more about how the program works and hear from students, by watching the video of John Craig's story.

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