Instead of going through Congress and making the initiative bipartisan, President Obama acted alone in mid-November, promising $100 million in grants to specialized high schools — such as New York City’s Pathways in Technology Early College High School — that prepare students for technical careers. The president’s on the right track, but why make it partisan? Schools like P-TECH are an idea whose time has come — one that can be adopted by both parties and by business as well as government.
NC3 Guiding Members, Dr. Bryan Albrecht and Dr. Blake Flanders, Testify to U.S. Congress on Behalf of Skills Training
Dr. Bryan Albrecht (President, Gateway Technical College) and Dr. Blake Flanders (Vice President of Workforce Development, Kansas Board of Regents), both NC3 leaders, testified to the U.S. Congress regarding the importance of skills training and the success of business/education partnerships such as NC3.
Students at the Climate and Energy Control Shop at Washburn Tech are doing some hands-on learning with outdated condensing units. The units were removed from buildings at Washburn and Washburn Tech earlier this week as part of a $12.3 million energy savings renovation project.
NC3 School Spotlight: North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS)
A world-class educational facility dedicated to the education of diesel technicians opened its doors today in Wahpeton, N.D. at the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS). Current students joined NDSCS leaders, corporate partners of the diesel technology program, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and North Dakota lawmakers at today’s celebration of the expansion of Bisek Hall.