Why Corporate America is recruiting high schoolers
One solution is for corporations to train high school students with the skills needed in the labor market. Sometimes, they start as young as kindergarten.
Since 2011, more than 400 companies have partnered with 79 public high schools across the country to offer a six-year program called P-Tech. Students can enroll for grades 9 to 14 and earn both a high school and an associate's degree in a science, tech, engineering or math related field.
The companies offer input on the curriculum, bring students on site, pair them with employee mentors, and offer paid internships, or some combination of the above.
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