Culberson County-Allamore Independent School District (CCAISD) was awarded the competitive P-Tech and ICIA Planning Grant for 2019-2020. P-Tech stands for Pathways to Technology Early College High School, and the Texas Education Agency has approved our request to design a collegiate program that will prepare Van Horn students for STEM careers in local industry fields.
The P-Tech grant represents an exciting opportunity to establish a rigorous school-to-career pipeline in Van Horn and prepare our students for high-paying, high-demand jobs in our region. As part of the program, students will earn a high school diploma, an industry-recognized associate degree, and gain relevant work experience in a growing field. These opportunities are designed to support students’ academic and professional growth, completely tuition free. Through partnerships with Odessa College and local businesses, the P-Tech curriculum has the potential to open up pathways to industry internships and competitive job placement after graduation.
We are in the design phase of the P-Tech planning grant, and we plan to open the doors to our P-Teach collegiate high school in the Fall of 2020. We will be posting our design materials publically, so continue to check back for more information!
You can learn more about the P-Tech model at: http://www.ptech.org/how-it-works/the-model/
If you have questions about the P-Tech program, or are interested in partnering, please reach out to the P-Tech Program Director, Karolyne Carloss, at firstname.lastname@example.org.