How does the work-based learning component work?
Students engage in a wide variety of real-world work experiences including visits from industry experts, internships, shadow days, coaching and mentoring, part-time employment. P-TECH is aligned with our major industry partners, through our collaboration with the Manufacturer’s Association of Central New York (MACNY). Upon graduation, students will be prepared to enter a lucrative career in manufacturing or engineering.
Key alliances make a powerful impact on the educational experience
P-Tech boasts a faculty of certified teachers using technology rich instructional tools and data systems to inform instruction. Students complete a rigorous curriculum in science, technology and math that enables them to meet all the requirements of a high school regent’s diploma. But beyond this, accredited college instructors deliver an articulated course of study that empowers students to earn an AAS degree in mechanical engineering. Added to this is a host of industry partners who provide students with professional mentors and coaches, internships and paid employment opportunities for invaluable, real-world work experience. Students will learn from and work with industry experts from the American Production and Inventory Control Society, Arkwin Industries and the Long Island STEM Hub, among others.