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P-TECH students not only work toward the common goal of simultaneously earning a high school diploma and STEM associate degree, but they also have the flexibility to move at their own pace and participate in a highly individualized learning environment. We asked students to share stories about their time at P-TECH schools.

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Isah
Colorado, US
I feel like in P-TECH we have close relationships with the adults who help support us like our counselors, teachers, and mentors because we are all in this together. Brendon, my mentor, has taught me a lot about managing my stress and how to reach my long-term goals.
Isah
Colorado, US
I feel like in P-TECH we have close relationships with the adults who help support us like our counselors, teachers, and mentors because we are all in this together. Brendon, my mentor, has taught me a lot about managing my stress and how to reach my long-term goals.
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Rahjae
Louisiana, US
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P-TECH has taught me that college is important in my life, and that it is never too early to start working toward your dreams.

Rahjae
Louisiana, US

P-TECH has taught me that college is important in my life, and that it is never too early to start working toward your dreams.

I like the factory internship, because you can make things by yourself, create real tools that aren't just a figment of your imagination.

Joy Chen
Taiwan
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Joy Chen
Taiwan

I like the factory internship, because you can make things by yourself, create real tools that aren't just a figment of your imagination.

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I like P-TECH because I'm able to learn in advanced courses typically offered to only university students. They're all my favorite courses too, such as basic electrical program and design. I'm looking forward to spending more time to develop my personal interests in here.

Nary Yeh
Taiwan
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Nary Yeh
Taiwan

I like P-TECH because I'm able to learn in advanced courses typically offered to only university students. They're all my favorite courses too, such as basic electrical program and design. I'm looking forward to spending more time to develop my personal interests in here.

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Devin
Illinois, US
P-TECH has taught me that anything is possible as long as I put my mind to it. For instance, I did not know the rate at which I was finishing my college classes. In result in December of 2018, I will be obtaining my associates in computer science 6 months before graduating high school.
Devin
Illinois, US
P-TECH has taught me that anything is possible as long as I put my mind to it. For instance, I did not know the rate at which I was finishing my college classes. In result in December of 2018, I will be obtaining my associates in computer science 6 months before graduating high school.
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Holly Kuo
Taiwan
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I think that’s what we learn from P-TECH is that more cooperation and better teamwork lead to better results. P-TECH helps us learn about workplace and prepare us well in advance, helping us consider more about what we should pay attention to.

Holly Kuo
Taiwan

I think that’s what we learn from P-TECH is that more cooperation and better teamwork lead to better results. P-TECH helps us learn about workplace and prepare us well in advance, helping us consider more about what we should pay attention to.

I like taking classes at P-TECH, because I can learn a lot of things that are not taught in normal high schools or  vocational  schools, such as how I can analyze my team's strengths and weaknesses to better achieve a common goal.

Kevin Cheng
Taiwan
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Kevin Cheng
Taiwan

I like taking classes at P-TECH, because I can learn a lot of things that are not taught in normal high schools or  vocational  schools, such as how I can analyze my team's strengths and weaknesses to better achieve a common goal.

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If all the schools in Morocco have the same educational environment as the P-TECH, there’s no doubt in my mind that students will be able realize their dreams and work towards something they’re proud of…P-TECH helps me develop my dream and motivates to work everyday to achieve that aim.

Ahmed Idrissi
Morocco
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Ahmed Idrissi
Morocco

If all the schools in Morocco have the same educational environment as the P-TECH, there’s no doubt in my mind that students will be able realize their dreams and work towards something they’re proud of…P-TECH helps me develop my dream and motivates to work everyday to achieve that aim.

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Ibtissam Ben Abid
Morocco

Through P-TECH, I discovered Computer Science and found a world of knowledge that I did not know about before. Now I want to be a computer science engineer to develop applications that help people and provide meaningful solutions to the problems they face.

Ibtissam Ben Abid
Morocco

Through P-TECH, I discovered Computer Science and found a world of knowledge that I did not know about before. Now I want to be a computer science engineer to develop applications that help people and provide meaningful solutions to the problems they face.

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Benson Wang
Taiwan
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My favorite course is Programming and Practice because it helps me with how to think logically. I also enjoy the practical experience with this course since it makes it easier to understand and memorize the theory.

Benson Wang
Taiwan

My favorite course is Programming and Practice because it helps me with how to think logically. I also enjoy the practical experience with this course since it makes it easier to understand and memorize the theory.

P-TECH helps me to gain working experience and I think that with these experiences, I can adapt myself in work faster than other students from senior high schools or secondary professional schools.

Jay Tsai
Taiwan
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Jay Tsai
Taiwan

P-TECH helps me to gain working experience and I think that with these experiences, I can adapt myself in work faster than other students from senior high schools or secondary professional schools.

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P-TECH has taught me a lot of things, but maybe the most important thing I have learned as a student there is how to be more self-confident. Thanks to P-TECH, I am no longer the shy girl I was before. I am now someone who can communicate freely and with no fear.
Maryem
Casablanca, Morocco
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Maryem
Casablanca, Morocco
P-TECH has taught me a lot of things, but maybe the most important thing I have learned as a student there is how to be more self-confident. Thanks to P-TECH, I am no longer the shy girl I was before. I am now someone who can communicate freely and with no fear.
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Ruby Tseng
Taiwan

My favorite course is engineering graphics because I like to design things related to machinery.

Ruby Tseng
Taiwan

My favorite course is engineering graphics because I like to design things related to machinery.

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Garnet
New York, US
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My favorite experience has been meeting and working with my career coaches. They are the reason why I was able to get hired for my summer paid internship. After working all summer, I was asked to keep working and they are willing to let me work around my high school and college classes.
Garnet
New York, US
My favorite experience has been meeting and working with my career coaches. They are the reason why I was able to get hired for my summer paid internship. After working all summer, I was asked to keep working and they are willing to let me work around my high school and college classes.

I’m going to start up my own business in the future. I want to open a company engaged in comprehensive designing covering construction, inner design and literature and cultural creation or even educational design.

Nick Tsai
Taiwan
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Nick Tsai
Taiwan

I’m going to start up my own business in the future. I want to open a company engaged in comprehensive designing covering construction, inner design and literature and cultural creation or even educational design.

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P-TECH offered me opportunities that I would never have been able to pursue in my small rural school. Coming here has been a dream that I thought I would never be able to experience. I am planning on furthering my skills and knowledge in relation to IT, either by pursuing further study or gaining employment in a technology-related job.
Rory
Ballarat, Australia
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Rory
Ballarat, Australia
P-TECH offered me opportunities that I would never have been able to pursue in my small rural school. Coming here has been a dream that I thought I would never be able to experience. I am planning on furthering my skills and knowledge in relation to IT, either by pursuing further study or gaining employment in a technology-related job.
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Kassidy
Louisiana, US

At this time I am not sure where my future will bring me, but I know that this program is going to help me build skills that will propel me forward in any field I would want to enter.

Kassidy
Louisiana, US

At this time I am not sure where my future will bring me, but I know that this program is going to help me build skills that will propel me forward in any field I would want to enter.

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Amine Karhat
Morocco
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I am interested in IT and all things related to computer sciences. When I found out that a P-TECH school offered these areas of studies in my neighbourhood, I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to learn.

Amine Karhat
Morocco

I am interested in IT and all things related to computer sciences. When I found out that a P-TECH school offered these areas of studies in my neighbourhood, I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to learn.

I love P-TECH because of three things: the media opportunities that are available here, learning languages such as French and English, and opportunity to study science in-depth. My passion is within informatics and computers. Supporting my family is something that greatly motivates me to reach my aspirations.

Amine Saif
Morocco
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Amine Saif
Morocco

I love P-TECH because of three things: the media opportunities that are available here, learning languages such as French and English, and opportunity to study science in-depth. My passion is within informatics and computers. Supporting my family is something that greatly motivates me to reach my aspirations.

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P-TECH has taught me not to procrastinate because deadlines are always around the corner. The last thing you want is to end up behind because then you have to catch up. It’s been a great experience in self-management.
Kelly
Colorado, US
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Kelly
Colorado, US
P-TECH has taught me not to procrastinate because deadlines are always around the corner. The last thing you want is to end up behind because then you have to catch up. It’s been a great experience in self-management.
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Malik
New York, US
P-TECH is different than other high schools, in its networking capabilities. Between having mentors, meeting IBMers who really care about your development during a summer internship, and having a Program Manager help connect me to job opportunities – it is really special - I have key people and resources that help provide me options to transform my life. The industry partnership creates more opportunities that other high schools just can’t provide.
Malik
New York, US
P-TECH is different than other high schools, in its networking capabilities. Between having mentors, meeting IBMers who really care about your development during a summer internship, and having a Program Manager help connect me to job opportunities – it is really special - I have key people and resources that help provide me options to transform my life. The industry partnership creates more opportunities that other high schools just can’t provide.