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P-TECH 535

P-TECH 535 is a pioneering education reform initiative created to prepare young people with the academic, technical, and professional skills required for high wage, high skills, and high need regional careers. This public-private partnership allows students to take high school and college coursework simultaneously while engaging in industry-guided workforce development in one of two pathways.

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Project Impact(s): Diversity and Inclusion, Education, STEM

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Collaborators, Project Type, Impacts, Related Projects

Collaborators 

Lead Organization: Rochester Public Schools

Contact: TBD ; Email: TBD ; Phone: TBD

Known/Likely Collaborators: IBM Community Engagement Portal ; Mayo Clinic ; Rochester Public Schools

Potential Collaborators:


Related Projects

Bridges to Careers ; Developing and Executing on Cradle to Career Plan ; RISE for Youth


Impacts 

Major Impact:  Workforce Development

PlanScape Impacts :

Level 1: Diversity and Inclusion, Education, STEM

Level 2: Education, Education, C2C: 8th Grade Math, C2C: Post-Secondary, C2C: Workforce Participation, Higher-Education, Workforce Development

DMC Impacts:

Community Health Impacts:


Type of Project

Programming  

 

 

Detailed Description

Per Cathy Nathan 2020-09-22

Per MedCityBeat 2020-03-05

 

Rochester Public Schools will be the first school district in the state to launch a collaborative educational model that allows students to earn a two-year postsecondary degree or industry credential before the time they leave high school.

In a news release sent out Wednesday, the district announced it received a $1 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Education to fund the design and opening of the first Pathways in Technology Early College High (P-TECH) program in Minnesota. The P-TECH model gives students high school and college-level coursework, in addition to mentorship, worksite visits, and paid internships.

“P-TECH 535 is just one more way that we are working to meet the needs of our students in Rochester Public Schools,” said RPS Superintendent Michael Muñoz. “Our vision for our P-TECH graduates is that they have the academic and professional skills required to either continue their education in a four-year postsecondary institution or secure employment into entry-level careers in one of our two pathways.”

Computer Information Systems and Licensed Practical Nursing will be the two pathways initially offered in Rochester. IBM and Mayo Clinic have already signed on as community partners; the district says they are still looking for more partners to join them.

The program runs from grades 9-14, but allows students to move at their own pace. If a student wants to move ahead in the program, they can finish with an associate’s degree in as little as four years.

Carla Nelson, a Republican state senator for Rochester, sponsored a bill in 2019 that would have authorized state funds to create P-TECH schools across the state. The bill had bipartisan support, but never made it out of committee.

In a 2019 article about the bill, Med City Beat interviewed Sen. Nelson about the program. She said the P-TECH program would address Minnesota’s “workforce crisis,” plus help ease the financial burden on Minnesota’s college students taking out hefty student loans.

“It is a model that breaks down those barriers between high school and post-high school training — something we have often tried to do and talked about, but haven’t been so successful at,” Sen. Nelson said.

There will not be a separate P-TECH building operated by the district — they say the program will follow the “school within a school” model, but the specific school has not been chosen yet. The program is expected to be up and and running by fall 2021.

 

 

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Reports on: P-TECH 535


P-TECH 535 (December 13, 2022)
(1) 2022 cohort video (2) RCTC grand opening and IBM video in support of P-Tech. 

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Last modified by support on 2022/07/30
Created by support on 2020/03/05

 

 

 

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