Albany, NY, Feb 28, 2013 — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that IBM and New York state are teaming up to provide science and technology education, or STEM, to high schoolers.
Ten schools, one in each of the state's economic development regions, will be chosen to participate in the new program.
They'll offer a six-year course of study focused on science, technology, engineering and math subjects.
Participating students will graduate with an Associate's degree – and be first in line for jobs at IBM.
Stanley Litow is vice president for corporate citizenship at IBM. He helped design the program, and says it addresses a serious need.
School districts and colleges can apply to participate in the program.
IBM will also train regional businesses that wish to partner with schools.