IBM P-Tech model: Debt-free College Grads with Jobs

Sep 22, 2015 11:00 AM ET

In June 2015, six students from the first P-TECH school in Brooklyn completed their program two years early — earning their high-school diplomas and college associate degrees in just four years. Five of the six were the first in their families to graduate college and all six were offered positions with IBM; three will continue their educations with scholarships at four-year colleges and universities.

P-TECH’s first graduating class includes Cletus Andoh, headed to Syracuse University; Kiambu Gall, who will join IBM; Rahat Mahmud, who will enter the Macaulay Honors College at Queens College in New York City; Michelle Nguyen, who will attend Long Island University as the first in her family to graduate high school or college; Gabriel Rosa, who has accepted a position with IBM; and Radcliffe Sadler, who introduced President Obama during his visit to P-TECH and will be joining IBM.

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