Preparing students for the 21st century workforce: A new model of collaboration in New York City

 Collaboration in NYC helps prepare students for the 21st century workforce

The following is a post from Anthony Salcito, Vice President of Worldwide Education at Microsoft.

As educators grapple with the kind of disruptive change that is prompting businesses in every sector to redefine “workforce-ready,” creative new approaches to public education are gaining momentum. Governments, corporations and non-profits are working together in the spirit of true 21st century collaboration in communities around the world. And these coalitions are making a difference in ways traditional approaches to public education simply can’t.
Today, I’m proud to share that Microsoft is taking part in one such effort, the creation of a “9-14” education model in New York City. Working together with the NYC Department of Education, City University of New York and New York Presbyterian Hospital, we are developing a school, scheduled to open in fall 2014, which will specialize in preparing students for a job in information technology. The program enables students to earn associate degrees while still in high school, ensuring they enter the workforce -- or go on to earn a bachelor’s degree -- with the right set of skills to succeed in their chosen field.
This school, part of New York City Schools’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) High Schools with Early College program, will join other new schools supported by public/private partnerships, with programs in fields as diverse as advertising and marketing, and information security analysis. The efforts have gained national recognition, with President Obama lauding the City’s first 9-14 high school as a national model worthy of replication in his 2013 State of the Union address.
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