Gov. Cuomo recently announced that the state will make available $3 million in funding for the third round of the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program. The funding will be used to support an additional seven schools across the state, making New York the global leader in P-TECH student enrollment with a total of 33 schools. With this level of support, New York is further strengthening its talent base to remain economically competitive in the international technology sector for years to come. P-TECH programs are intended to prepare students for high-skill jobs by bringing together public school districts, employers, and higher education institutions. High school students study under an industry-aligned curriculum, earn an associate degree at no cost, and get a preference for jobs with participating companies after they graduate. Applications are due by July 15, 2015 and can be found here.