On Tuesday, Gov. Cuomo announced a public-private partnership with IBM and other companies to help prepare students for high-skill jobs in technology, manufacturing and health care.

Under the plan, one school in each of the state’s 10 economic development regions will incorporate the high-tech education model by establishing a six-year program combining high school, college and career training.

The program will provide students with training for careers in the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) fields, and will give graduates the potential for jobs with companies such as IBM. Other businesses in the program will be announced in the coming months.

We have long been a supporter of public-private partnerships (PPP’s), and hope to see more initiative of this nature in the future.  To view presentations from the recent event hosted by the National Council on Public-Private Partnerships hosted in Albany, click here.