Education Idea Starter: Pathways in Technology Early College

The Westerly, RI, Public Schools are offering incoming high school freshmen an opportunity to participate in Pathways in Technology Early College (P-TECH), an initiative designed to be a merging of a high school and associate’s degree program that is a collaboration of advanced manufacturing industry partners.

P-TECH is a high school plus two years program, grades 9 to 14. Within this six-year time frame, students may earn a high school diploma plus an Associate of Science in Manufacturing Technology degree. The program is designed to also provide skills and experience students need to step seamlessly into available jobs in the Advanced Manufacturing industry.

For more information about this initiative, please visit:

Westerly High School: P*Tech Westerly

Media report:

The Westerly Sun: Getting a jump on life after the classroom (25 JUL 16)

Background information:

Westerly Public Schools

Town of Westerly

Wikipedia: Westerly, Rhode Island


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