First-in-Line for Jobs

P-TECH Industry Partners commit to making graduates “first-in-line” for jobs. While not a guarantee of employment, this promise signals to students that if they do well in school, they will receive an opportunity to interview for available entry-level careers. Getting in front of a hiring manager is a significant opportunity for students to describe more fully their skills and experiences beyond their resumes. This is a great motivator for students.

First-in-Line for Jobs

To ensure that “first in line” is not a hollow promise, all aspects of a P-TECH school must ensure that students are mastering the skills required for college and a career. High school and college coursework, along with workplace experiences, must build the academic, technical and professional skills that create solid candidates for employment and college.

Video: Renewal Awards P-TECH – P-TECH graduate Gabriel Rosa’s story

P-TECH graduate Gabriel Rosa narrates the story of how he learned about the school, and how it prepared him for his “new collar” job at IBM.


Case Study

Preparing Students at Excelsior Academy for Careers…

At Excelsior Academy, industry and education are uniting forces to make sure a group of 14-year-olds will be competitive for dynamic IT careers.…

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