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Pathways in Technology Early College High School Initiative

Pathways in Technology Early College High School Initiative

Building Rhode Island’s Technology Industry

Rhode Island’s P-TECH, or Pathways in Technology Early College High School, initiative forges long-term partnerships between high schools, colleges, industry associations, and businesses to provide students with the education and skills they need to succeed and employers with a pipeline to the workforce of the future. Students enrolled in P-TECH programs take college-level courses while in high school, benefit from internships and mentoring, and graduate with a high school diploma and an industry-approved associate degree.

Business partners have a seat at the table in designing the program and ensure that changing industry needs are addressed in the curriculum. The P-TECH initiative creates opportunity for Rhode Island’s students and a steady stream of talented, trained workers for its businesses.

P-TECH programs in Rhode Island:

    Providence Career and Technical Academy
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • P-Tech North Providence (Beginning Fall 2017)
    North Providence High School
    North Providence, Rhode Island
  • P-Tech Woonsocket (Beginning Fall 2017)
    Woonsocket High School
    Woonsocket, Rhode Island


Email: ptech.info@commerceri.com
Phone: (401) 278-9110

Local education agencies interested in developing a P-TECH program are encouraged to complete and submit the Indication of Interest Form here and sending to the email address above. Click here to view and complete a grant application.

Click here for the P-TECH information sheet.


The P-TECH RI initiative is the result of a statewide partnership between the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, the Rhode Island Department of Education and the Community College of Rhode IslandVisit here for more information about P-TECH schools.

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