Thank to all of our partners who are helping P-TECH students succeed! Throughout the program, students will visit our partners and learn about their business and industires.
The Center for Economic Growth, located in Albany, NY, serves to connect the Riverfront P-Tech with local industry partners, particularly those affiliated with the Chief Executives Network (CEN) CEN is a not-for-profit member organization comprised of more than 70 small and medium-sized manufacturing companies in the Capital Region. CEG recruits mentors for Troy Riverfront P-Tech students, formalizes agreements with additional industry partners and provides direction in efforts to develop work-based learning opportunities for students.
GE Healthcare operates its Digital X-Ray Detector Production facility at the Rensselaer Tech-Park in Troy, NY. This is a clean manufacturing facility that employs about 200 and serves as a work-based learning site for HVCC students enrolled in advanced manufacturing degree programs, the same programs Troy Riverfront P-Tech students will enroll in. The company provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients.
Hudson Valley Community College is nationally recognized for its innovation and responsiveness to regional labor market needs and offers a menu of degree programs that are closely aligned with the needs of local employers. This responsiveness has played a vital role in regional economic development efforts to attract and retain large employers to the area in the advanced manufacturing and bio-technology sectors. The college has worked closely with the semi-conductor industry and pharmaceutical manufacturers to create degree and certificate programs that prepare students for high-skill, high-demand jobs. HVCC has forged close ties with companies like GE Healthcare and Regeneron, and smaller manufacturers associated with the Center for Economic Growth to provide work-based learning opportunities for students and employment for graduates.
Questar III, the Board of Cooperative Educational Services serving Rensselaer, Columbia and Greene counties, is the lead implementation agency for Troy Riverfront P-Tech and the Tech Valley Career Pathways Consortium. Questar III works with partners to leverage resources, provides professional development services for Troy Riverfront P-Tech faculty and staff, and offers assistance to other districts intending to replicate the P-Tech model. Questar III facilitates the relationship between Troy City Schools and Tech Valley High School in order to develop and implement innovative instructional strategies that ensure students’’ acquisition of 21st century employability skills.
Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company whose Industrial Operations/Product Supply facility is located in Rensselaer, NY. Regeneron discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron markets medicines for eye diseases, colorectal cancer, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including hypercholesterolemia, oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and atopic dermatitis.
Simmons is a leading manufacturer of specialized machine tools and automation for railways, transits, and mining industries around the world. Its machines are used for the maintenance or production of wheel sets, axles and wheels on locomotives, freight cars, and light rail vehicles (LRV). Rail Services are expanding exponentially throughout the world. Its headquarters and manufacturing plant is located in Albany, NY. The company also runs sales and service offices in Australia, China, Russia, and South Africa. Its global presence is highlighted by being part of the Niles-Simmons-Hegenscheidt (NSH) group, a $400 million annual revenue machine tool and automation manufacturer with factories in Chemnitz and Erkelenz, Germany.