Dec. 12, 2014

Idaho PTECH: Building the Last Mile of Opportunity for Rural Students

The Idaho PTECH Network is a partnership between high schools, community colleges and employers so that the middle 50% of Idaho students, no matter where they live, can access college and jobs. 

Idaho PTECH students pick among three prominent local industries--Aerospace / Advanced Manufacturing, Technology and Healthcare--and spend part of their junior and senior high school years taking relevant online college classes through Idaho community colleges. The idea is that students can obtain an industry certificate and/or an associate’s degree within one to two years of high school graduation.