IBM helps run a public school in Brooklyn that could change the way we think about education
- IBM launched its P-TECH high school model in Brooklyn in 2011. The school offers all students the ability to receive a high school diploma and associate's degree within six years, as well as a shot at an IBM job.
- It has partnered with more than 600 businesses (like American Airlines and Volkswagen) to start P-TECH schools across the US and around the world, in areas where similar opportunities did not previously exist. There will be 220 P-TECHs by the end of 2019.
- Two graduates from the Brooklyn school show how this model can be used to meet the growing "skills gap" between young adults and STEM jobs.