P-TECH Career Coach Program

What is P-TECH?

Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) is a new type of school that brings together the best elements of high school, college and the professional world. P-TECH enables students to begin their college and professional lives more quickly and with more support than the typical school-to-work pathway. Graduates of P-TECH have the opportunity to earn an associate degree and leave the school with the skills and knowledge they need in order to continue their studies or step seamlessly into competitive jobs.
“It is so rewarding to be a part of the P-TECH program where you can inspire the next generation to achieve their greatest goals. We always have a blast working on the latest team projects with the students especially when we can help them think outside the box. Having been a part of the program for a few years now, it still amazes me how much I learn from the students in return!”
—Patricia Okay, Protection Engineer

Be a Career Coach! No teaching experience is necessary. 

  • Help prepare students for the “world of work”
  • Give students an opportunity to work with a professional in their field of study
  • Share job, career and business experience
  • Tell the students how you got where you are

Interested? Click here for our Volunteer Application and be sure to read through the frequently asked questions regarding the Volunteering Program at the SCSD.



Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central P-TECH:
Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Technology

Karen Riche, P-TECH Program Coordinator
Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central
(315) 435-4300

Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler P-TECH:
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, Computer Information Systems

Matt Caron, P-TECH Program Coordinator
Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler High School

(315) 435-6000, ext. 2195

Health Careers Academy at Henninger High School P-TECH: 
Clinical Laboratory Technician, Health Information Technology 

Ella Briand, P-TECH Program Coordinator
Henninger High School
CTE Coordinator - Nottingham High School
(315)435-4343, ext. 5070