A Town’s Technical Transformation

An early college high school with a technical focus is getting some of the credit for helping make a town more high-tech. As part of their Made in America series, ABC news highlighted the transformation occurring in Malta, New York.

After seeing too much industry leaving their town, Malta city leaders convinced Global Foundries to build a factory based there, creating 1,300 new jobs. Part of what they were able to offer was a great education system that would help ensure an ongoing skilled workforce for the company.

Students at Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School, a KnowledgeWorks partner school in the Smart Scholars program with the State University of New York, are getting a jump start on career readiness.

The school provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to make informed college and career decisions as they relate to the clean technology field. Students are dually enrolled in high school and college coursework with the potential of earning more than 20 college credits through Hudson Valley Community College.

See more about the transformation of Malta, New York, into a high-tech town.

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Kate Westrich

Written by: Kate Westrich

Kate Westrich manages digital marketing for KnowledgeWorks, tweeting for @KnowledgeWorks and @EdPersonalized, and posting at KnowledgeWorks' Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube and Pinterest pages.

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