Spotlight: Hudson Valley Pathways Success

This blog has covered a lot of training programs around the country, all of them dedicated to preparing a new generation of manufacturing workers. Today though we’re going to go local so that we can spotlight the Success Story of two P-TECH students: Frank Alicandri and Katharine Navarra.

Frank and Katharine were students in the Hudson Valley Pathways Academy who were just hired for paid internship positions at Fala Technologies, making them the first Pathways students to enter the internship program.

The Council has been a long time supporter of HVPA, which is a P-TECH program, also known as Pathways in Technology Early College High School. The P-TECH model is comprised of a six-year pathway of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) study that leads to earning an associate’s degree from SUNY Ulster (at no cost to the student) and gaining workforce readiness skills that put graduates first in line for available positions with industry partners. Vital partnerships with local industries provide students with mentors and workplace experience.