The Computing Center is a P-Tech Business Partner


The Computing Center is participating as a business parter in the newest P-Tech partnership. P-TECH Round 4 Winning Partnerships Will Help Students Earn Associate’s Degrees and Prepare For High Skill Jobs

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in late May 2018 announced six winners in the fourth round of the New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) partnership awards. These newly awarded public-private educational partnerships add to the growing number of New York high school students currently preparing for high-skill jobs in technology, manufacturing and healthcare-related fields. Students will earn an associate degree at no cost to their families and will be first in line for jobs with participating companies when they graduate.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

“This nation-leading program is transforming our education system by providing students the tools and experience they need to succeed in the competitive global workforce,” Governor Cuomo said. “These P-TECH awards are enabling New York’s young, bright minds to develop and grow, and I am proud to support these innovative partnerships as they prepare the next generation of leaders for the opportunities of the future.”

“I have visited students who are benefitting from the P-TECH program all over the State, and I have seen firsthand how it changes their view of their own potential,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. “As New York’s economy continues to grow, the number one concern I hear from employers is the need for more skilled workers. With this latest round of P-TECH Awards, New York is investing in our workforce by preparing high school students for jobs of the future in technology and manufacturing. Providing our students with the resources they need to succeed in the job market is a smart strategy for continued economic progress.”

Early College High Schools such as P-TECH will provide over 10,000 students with a high school diploma, college degree and pathway to a job. With today’s announcement, New York continues to lead the world with a total of 39 public/private partnership schools. This rapidly expanding initiative links education to regional economic development by partnering public schools with colleges and business partners to ensure that students graduate ready to enter the workforce or continue their post-secondary studies.

Modeled after the nationally-recognized IBM partnership in New York City, the schools will supply all regions with a robust talent pipeline driving local economic development. Winning partnerships were selected through a highly competitive process and represent leading industries from across the state. This year’s grants prioritized schools creating partnerships in computer science, and those partnering with high needs schools.

The six new partnerships are

Region K-12 Partner Higher Ed Partner Business Partner
Capital Region Watervliet CSD, Capital Region BOCES Hudson Valley Community College and Schenectady County Community College Dell, Cisco, GreaneTree Technology, MVP Health Care, Liniym, and AlbanyCanCode
Central New York
Syracuse CSD


Onondaga Community College and Mohawk Valley Community College
CenterState Corporation and MACNY
Southern Tier Trumansburg CSD, Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES Tompkins Cortland Community College C&D Assembly, Inc.,; MACOM; MPL Inc.; The Computing Center.; Rheonix; Tompkins County Area Development; Tompkins County Workforce Development Board; and Tompkins Chamber of Commerce
Mohawk Valley Johnstown CSD, HFM BOCES Fulton-Montgomery Community College Excelerant Ceramics, LLC; CMK Marketing; Potratz Advertising; Wells Nursing Home, Inc.; Palmer Pharmacy; O’Connell Electrics; Core BTS; and Cisco Systems, Limited
Mid-Hudson Valley Yonkers CSD Westchester Community College St. John’s Riverside Hospital
Western New York Lackawanna CSD, Erie 1 BOCES Erie Community College Joe Basil Chevrolet; Gabes’s Collision; Auto Collision & Glass; Carubba Collision Corp., West Herr Collision; Northtown Automotive Companies; Niagara Frontier Dealers Assoc.; and Town Automotive Group

The New York State Pathways in Technology Early College High School partnership initiative was initially announced as part of the Governor’s 2013-2014 Executive Budget and receives additional support through the State Education Department. The public-private initiative was launched in partnership with IBM, which helped create the program and is providing tools, training and support to each participating school.

SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson said, “P-TECH is an important opportunity that provides students with an early and individualized introduction to higher education—an opportunity that can significantly improve the educational and economic outcomes for our students and the state. SUNY is proud to be a partner in P-TECH sponsorship across the state, providing early access to college and support to thousands of young people in the STEM and technical fields. SUNY colleges make up 86% of the higher education institutions partnering with NYS P-TECHs—a commitment that will impact the future of New York’s economy. We applaud Governor Cuomo for his sustaining support of this program and the economic opportunities it brings to the people of New York and the businesses that seek out these talented students after graduation.”

State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia added by saying, “P-TECH prepares thousands of New York students for the high-skills jobs of the future. The program exposes students to high school, college, and the professional world, so they develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to excel in their chosen field.”

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