A Town’s Technical Transformation

by Kate Westrich on May 1, 2012

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, an EDWorks 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 About Kate Westrich
Kate Westrich is the Digital Marketing Manager for KnowledgeWorks, tweeting both for @WorldofLearning and @EDworksPartners, as well as working across websites and social media for KnowledgeWorks, EDWorks and StriveTogether.

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