Obama Announces Plan To Make Education More Focused On Tech Skills
During the State of the Union, President Obama has announced a plan to make the American education system more focused on tech skills. While there weren't many details in the short declaration, Obama cited New York's P-Tech high-school as a model. P-Tech is a public high school that partnered with IBM to offer a 5-year associates degree, focused on vocational skills. Students stay one year longer in high school and get favor in the hiring process with the partnering business after graduation.

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The White House (@whitehouse) February 13, 2013

During the State of the Union, President Obama has announced a plan to make the American education system more focused on tech skills. While there weren’t many details in the short declaration, Obama cited New York’s P-Tech high-school as a model. P-Tech is a public high school that partnered with IBM to offer a 5-year associates degree, focused on vocational skills. Students stay one year longer in high school and get favor in the hiring process with IBM after graduation. Other P-Tech’s can partner with other technology companies.

P-tech’s model has been so successful that at least one other state, Chicago, has already agreed to begin their own version of the school.

Readers can see a live feed of the State of the Union on YouTube here and follow the White House Twitter account, which is live-tweeting most of the speech.


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