Industry Coalition

The P-TECH Industry Coalition is an alliance of businesses across the United States committed to creating a more inclusive economy by providing underserved youth with educational opportunity, workplace training and new career possibilities.

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Our Goal

Over the next 10 years, the P-TECH Industry Coalition aims to partner with state and municipal governments to increase the number of P-TECH schools in the United States to 300 and graduate 50,000 P-TECH students tuition-free in the United States.


US P-TECH schools

300+

P-TECH graduates

50k+

industry partner

P-TECH Industry Coalition Membership

The P-TECH public-private partnership was designed to strengthen education and access to jobs. Recent inequities exposed by the COVID-19 crisis and racial injustices has accelerated the network’s focus on equalizing opportunities for education and employment.

  • To advance economic development in our local communities, corporations can take a stand for social justice and racial equality by expanding their talent strategy to include the pathway from access to education, industry skills development, to jobs
  • Over the past nine years, the P-TECH program has served as an effective model for how companies can contribute to the development of their local communities by advancing education and skills, improving diversity in talent pools and providing vital workplace experiences for the next generation of workers. 
    • P-TECH is in 11 U.S. states with more than 300 companies taking part across the country.
    • Key to this model is the industry partner, which provides access to valuable work experiences, mentoring and professional development for students. 
  • The P-TECH Industry Coalition will invest in talent and economic growth in the communities they work in by partnering with local P-TECH schools, providing workplace learning, fostering skills in students and tapping into P-TECH graduates as a strategic source of apprenticeship and early professional hiring. 
  • The Industry Partners are leading employers in their communities and offer valuable insights into the skills and qualities they seek in prospective employees. They make a commitment to foster in-demand skills in their P-TECH students.  

P-TECH Industry Coalition Membership

To join the P-TECH Industry Coalition, the employer must commit to adding P-TECH as a strategic source of talent acquisition for the company. The commitment requires:


Commitment to building skills
Partnering with a local P-TECH school(s) by providing mentoring, workplace experiences and paid internships to help develop and build skills in P-TECH students


Hiring into apprenticeships
Partnering with a P-TECH school(s) to hire eligible graduates into apprenticeship or early professional positions


Providing a contact
Providing a contact to engage with the coalition and the school to continually collaborate to advance the mission and execute the commitment

Current P-TECH industry partners are invited to benefit from an enhanced collaboration with other coalition members who share their dedication and focus on their community by joining the Coalition.

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Coalition Support

The P-TECH Industry Coalition will support school partner members with:

  • Templates, best practices and training where required to members’ staff to engage with their local schools
  • A student and teacher-facing online learning platform for industry-recognized professional and technical skills offered free to P-TECH schools and other education initiatives that the coalition members are supporting   
  • Connection with school districts to match employers and P-TECH schools
  • Support in creating federal apprenticeship programs for interested companies
  • Support with graduate-job matching services
  • Skills bootcamps for small and medium size companies to prepare graduates with specific skills development for available jobs
  • Collaborative advocacy to create education pathways in the district for skills needs of local employers