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Wednesday November 26, 2014

IBM Announces Partnership To Prepare Students For High-Skills Jobs

English: Andrew Cuomo, 11th United States Secr...

English: Andrew Cuomo, 11th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and 64th New York State Attorney General as a candidate for Governor of New York, outside of City Hall, little American flags on his tie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As part of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s 2013-2014 budget, IBM has announced a public-private partnership to educate NY students for high-skills jobs. These programs will include education in the paths of technology, manufacturing, healthcare, and finance.

Ten schools, one in each of the ten economic development regions of NY, will participate in the education model proposed, which will include a six year program of high school, college, and career training for students. They will also have the opportunity to graduate high school with an Associate’s Degree.

Cuomo said that the partnership will help better enable the state of NY to ensure that schools have the resources to prepare students for the high-tech jobs of the future. This partnership comes after the success of the IBM Pathways in Technology Early College High School in NYC.

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