P-TECH 535

P-TECH 535 is a pioneering education reform initiative created to prepare young people with the academic, technical, and professional skills required for high wage, high skills, and high need regional careers. This public-private partnership allows students to take high school and college coursework simultaneously while engaging in industry-guided workforce development in one of two pathways.

Find the Right Pathway

Rochester Public Schools has partnered with IBM, Mayo Clinic and RCTC to offer pathways in nursing and Information Technology (IT). Students have the opportunity to earn both their high school diploma and a diploma in practical nursing or an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology within four years in the program model. Students will receive workplace experiences through job shadows, mentors, and a paid internship.

Nursing Pathway

Information Technology Pathway

The Practical Nursing (PN) program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide direct nursing care to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, home and community-based settings.

Mayo Clinic Partnership

LPN openings continually with a $45,656 starting salary.

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Information Technology (IT) program is designed to provide students with skills to meet information technology needs across industries.

IBM Partnership

Technician openings annually with a $55,000 starting salary.

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Kari Kolling Anderson

P-TECH School Leader | Assistant Principal | Email Kari Kolling Anderson

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Darren Saner

P-TECH Career Pathways Counselor | Email Darren Saner

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Kari Sikkema

P-TECH Secretary | 507.328.5780

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