Central Pennsylvania Tech Prep Consortium
What is Tech Prep?
Tech Prep is college prep for technical careers!
Tech Prep programs combine at least two years of high school education with two years of postsecondary education to prepare students for technical careers in areas such as engineering technology, health and human services and business/information technology. These articulated programs combine a common core of higher academics in math, science and communications with a specific field of technical preparation. Tech Prep is a college prep program that leads to an associate degree, two-year certificate or apprenticeship. Tech Prep students will be technically and academically prepared to join the workforce or continue their education towards a baccalaureate degree.
Why Tech Prep?
- 5 million Americans are unemployed.
- 72 million Americans cannot read well enough to complete a job application.
- There are no good jobs left for people who do not have a marketable package of academic and technical skills!
PA Tech Prep Project Goals
- Assist in the development and implementation of statewide "Programs of Study" (POS).
- Implement the statewide articulation agreement guidelines.
- Align the academic and technical curriculum between secondary and postsecondary levels that meets academic and industry standards related to an approved "POS".
- Facilitate the alignment of academic and technical curriculum between secondary and postsecondary levels to help eliminate the need for remediation.
- Assess, plan, develop, organize and implement "POS" activities.
Funds for this website are provided under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, Title II Tech Prep Education.