Teens earn college degrees
The six students have been offered job opportunities at IBM (NYSE: IBM). Three students plan to start their careers in tech and three will pursue their bachelor degrees. The students – many of whom are first in their families to graduate college – are graduating with their associate degrees from the New York City College of Technology.
P-TECH, an innovative education model co-developed by IBM, is helping to reinvent high school and preparing youth, particularly students of color from low-income families, to go beyond high school, earn a college degree, and enter the workforce with skills that employers need. Within six years, students can earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree. The model helps young people to be college and career-ready with STEM skills – disciplines that underpin some of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.