Currier to Partner with P-Tech Pathways Program
Auburn, NY On Tuesday, August 25, Currier Plastics will be hosting a group of 9th grade high school students from Auburn High School that will be participating in this year’s P-Tech Auburn Pathways in Technology Program. P-Tech is a 6 year program that encompasses more hands-on learning than a traditional school environment. Upon completion of the program, students will have both their high school degree and an associate’s degree from Cayuga Community College.
The P-Tech program blends academia with real world experience and prepares the students for careers in the electrical and mechanical technology industries. Each student will be matched with a business mentor and gain professional experience during their high school years and after 6 years graduate with a New York State Regents diploma and an Associate’s Degree from Cayuga Community College.
“We would love to pull candidates from this program and have already begun the process of selecting mentors,” says Diane Pisciotti, Director of Talent at Currier Plastics. “P-Tech is new and this is the first year of the grant. We will have tour guides to escort the students around our facility so they can see firsthand what opportunities lie ahead for them.”
Currier Plastics has also partnered with Cayuga Community College Plastics Technology program and provided engineering and molding expertise in addition to donating an injection molding machine and negotiating the donation of additional equipment from some of its vendors.
Currier Plastics is located in the heart of central New York and has been custom molding for a variety of industries such as plastic packaging, beauty and cosmetics, amenities, household consumables, electronic connectors and medical measuring devices since 1982.