When Graduating High School Late Is a Good Thing
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Tina Kelley, NationSwell
Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) is a unique educational model that brings together high schools, community colleges, and employers who collaborate on the curriculum. Fusing classroom instruction with workplace experience, the program also offers internships and mentoring.
Meant to be completed in six years or less, P-Tech was designed by IBM, where nearly all graduates who do not go on to four-year colleges are first in line for any open jobs. The end goal: to provide kids from low-income communities a direct route to the middle class.