NEW YORK STATE -- An organizational meeting will be held Monday on an innovative school to career program that is slated to begin in New York. It will be the first statewide effort in the nation.
More than 6,000 students are expected to join the program in 2014.
It teaches high school students additional workplace skills with the help of mentors. The program continues through community colleges and graduates become "first in line" for jobs at certain companies.
Schools from across the state are participating, including those in Newburgh, Ballston Spa, Binghamton, and Syracuse.
The Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn is already operating as a National Model.
Monday's meeting will include State Education Commissioner John King and IBM Corporation Executives.