Today’s global economy needs a more educated workforce and that is changing how we look at secondary education.
A new kind of school is taking shape in the North Country connecting students directly to college and employers creating the high-tech jobs of the 21stcentury. The first of these P-TECH schools with a heavy emphasis on science, math, and engineering is opening this fall here in the North Country. This week we’ll explore what many are calling a revolution in education, a 6-year diploma that combines high school and two-years of college, with mentoring and internships offered by area employers interested in training students for future jobs. We’ll also look at other classroom initiatives that aim to prepare students for careers in this new economy. Educators and workforce development leaders join us for an expanded roundtable discussion. Watch our Career Crosswalks forum here:
Mountain Lake PBS is launching a new initiative called Career Crosswalks to help students to see the relevance of their education to potential careers. Learn more and visit our Career Crosswalks website here: crosswalks.mountainlake.org.