Capital Region P-TECH
Capital Region Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) is a four to six year program (grades 9-14) focused on engaging students in hands-on, project-based learning to be successful in careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The program is being led by Capital Region BOCES, with partners from business and industry, higher education and K-12 education.
Students who successfully complete the program earn a high school diploma and an associate’s degree at no cost in a high-tech field. Graduates are first in line for a job with industry partners in the growing field of information technology.
The Chamber serves as the liaison between Capital Region P-TECH schools and business partners to help create an education-business ecosystem that benefits students and employers throughout the region. The Chamber and Capital Region BOCES see the Capital Region P-TECH schools as an opportunity to provide connections for Chamber members who are in need of developing their workforce pipeline in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems and Cybersecurity to students that are specifically seeking an education in these fields of study.
Business partners serve as mentors by providing students with work site visits, job shadowing, field experiences and more. The partnership also offers businesses assurance that students are prepared with the skills necessary for success in jobs within their organization and industry.
Information related to student enrollment in P-TECH can be found on the Capital Region BOCES website.