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IBM's New Pipeline: Training High School Students

by Nikhil Swaminathan

October 2, 2010

Precocious New York City students who know they want to work in the tech sector have a new path from the classroom to industry. On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the City University of New York (CUNY) and IBM would be joining forces to open a high school that goes from 9th up to 14th grade. (That's one more than 13th grade. Take that, Canada!)

Students who attend the school will graduate with both a high school diploma, an associate's degree, and the computer giant's most sincere wishes that they continue into they join the corporation as an employee. It won't quite be an engraved invitation, but certainly a preferred spot in the hiring queue.

IBM is ponying up $250,000 to create the high school-college chimera—with another $3 million coming from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The IBM/CUNY school is set to open next fall and will eventually serve 100 students per grade.

via Fast Company

Photo (cc) via Flickr user Alice Bartlett 

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