The Money And Opportunity Is There

Announcement of Funding Opportunity
RFP #GC18-015
2018-2024 NYS Pathways in Technology Early College High School Program

“The New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School (NYS P-TECH) Program will prepare thousands of New York students for high-skills jobs of the future in technology, manufacturing, healthcare and finance. The model incorporates a six-year program that combines high school, college, and career training and will be targeted to academically and economically at-risk students.

The NYS P-TECH model delivers five core benefits to students:
1. A rigorous, relevant and cost-free grades 9 to 14 education focused on the
knowledge and skills students need for Science, Technology, Engineering and
Math careers;
2. Workplace learning that includes ongoing mentoring by professionals in the chosen career sector, worksite visits, speakers, and internships;
3. Intensive, individualized academic support by K-12 and college faculty within an extended academic year or school day that enables students to progress through the program at their own pace;
4. An Associate of Applied Science degree or the two-year degree that is the industry standard for the targeted jobs in a high-tech field (referred to as an AAS degree for the purpose of this RFP); and
5. The commitment to be first in line for a job with the participating business/employer partners following completion of the program.

The program is also designed to:
• Develop programs of study in high-wage, high-skill, high-demand career areas;
• Align school, college, and community systems in these programs of study;
• Increase opportunity and access to postsecondary education for academically atrisk, disadvantaged populations of students;
• Support strong academic performance;
• Promote informed and appropriate career choice and preparation; and
• Ensure that employers in key technical fields have access to a talented and skilled workforce.”

Rochester has one P-Tech school, Edison which also received roughly $500,000 worth of its expertise to lift it out of poverty from IBM.

This is the first step in bringing Rochester’s students into the world of technology as creators, not simply users.

Tech learning should begin in elementary school.

We must recognize the gifts and talents of our children and begin to educate them for their future.

Join the Movement to Save Our Children!

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