New Queens High School Focuses on STEM Careers

Aug 13, 2014 2:05 PM ET

Original article on the Queens Ledger

As the need for employees to fill STEM occupations continues to increase, a new Queens school will take a creative stab at giving its students a perfect combination of education and job experience in the fields of business and technology.

Business Technology Early College High School, or BTECH, will open this fall in a section of Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village. The school will accept ninth graders for a six-year program that graduates students with a high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree.

Currently, the school will offer degrees in computer information systems and internet technology. Down the road, they hope to add other degrees, like a business technology major.

The school was created through a partnership among the Department of Education (DOE), Queensborough Community College (QCC), the Early College Initiative at CUNY and software corporation SAP.

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