Students in St. Lawrence County have an exciting opportunity to participate in P-TECH, a program designed to prepare students for high potential health careers. Informed by current and projected industry trends, students take part in a rigorous, relevant and cost-free “grades 9 to 14″ education focused on building the knowledge and skills they need to have to be successful in their chosen career goals. Mentoring, workplace visits, job shadowing, and internships are integrated into each student’s P-TECH School experience. Engaged employer partners commit to ensuring that graduates are experienced enough in their chosen field to be considered “first in line” for jobs.
P-TECH is a collaborative effort among St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, HWNY, and employer partners. As a major contributor to the P-TECH School’s creation and implementation, HWNY has been instrumental in the development of a Skills Map that will ensure that students graduate with the entry-level skills that employers need. We could not be more excited to be a part of this process and are looking forward to the many future health care employees influenced by this program!