Educators and business leaders from across Central New York were at the Syracuse School District’s Institute of Technology on Monday to hear Ivanka Trump and Congressman John Katko speak to the success of the P-Tech education program.
P-Tech is a collaborative effort by the Syracuse School District, Onondaga Community College and the Manufacturer’s Association of Central New York. The First Daughter and special advisor to President Trump said P-Tech gives students the opportunity to participate in a five or six-year program which combines high school, college and career training.
Auburn Schools Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo tells Finger Lakes News Radio the Auburn School District would like to expand its P-Tech program to match the scope of the program in Syracuse.
Three of the students in the first graduating P-Tech cohort were on the panel. They all graduated from high school with more than two dozen college credits already earned through the program.