Vice President of IBM, Stanley Litow said “I think what we’ve got is a skills crisis and not a job crisis.” This problem of unemployment have caused many problems that have education and business leaders brainstorming for solutions.
In New York City, the high school blends with college in a six year program which helps graduates with an associate degree in applied science and the workplace experience. This is the collaboration that will be serve as a model during the state Education Department conference in Albany. Innovative career and technology initiatives under way in high school Board of Cooperative Education Services, or BOCES, programs also will be showcased with an eye toward being replicated.
The conference comes as New York is moving toward adopting two alternative high school diplomas, one focused on science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM.