When P-TECH fashioned 5 years in the past the hope was to assist in giving highschool college students a chance to pursue careers they had been enthusiastic about whereas growing the workforce of tomorrow.
The primary cohort of scholars will enter their remaining 12 months of this system this fall and earn their affiliate levels of their respective pathway, however college students are already having an affect in native business. Lakeside Precision of Dunkirk just lately employed its second P-TECH pupil, Daniel Muldowney of Dunkirk.
“We’re beginning to see the fruits of our labor with P-TECH. After we helped begin this program years in the past we knew it was going to take a while,” stated Chris Anson, Lakeside Precision proprietor. “Right now, we’re seeing college students who’re nonetheless in this system, nonetheless working towards incomes their affiliate’s levels, discovering employment within the business and so they’re coming to us forward of the sport with the data to achieve success in a well-paying discipline. I’m excited to see this system proceed to develop and profit native college students, our group, and the business.”
For Muldowney, the considered getting into a faculty tailormade for college students excited by machine tooling, computer-aided design and drafting or welding was a chance too good to cross up.
“What offered me was the actual fact I get to satisfy new individuals,” Muldowney stated. “Inside two days I had 4 new finest buddies. I bought extra out of it than I anticipated. I met a variety of youngsters that had been actually like me. A whole lot of youngsters had been into automotive and issues I like and it helped to create extra friendships.”
When requested to mirror on the place he thought he is perhaps now had he not chosen P-TECH Muldowney stated had this pathway by no means offered itself he in all probability wouldn’t be within the place he’s in at the moment.
“There’s a giant distinction for me between what might have occurred and what did occur,” Muldowney stated. “I loved my 4 years right here and I tremendously admire this program as a result of with out this I don’t suppose I’d be the place I’m now and it’s actually helped me discover who I’m at the moment.”
Within the fall, Muldowney will enroll in Alfred State Faculty to pursue a level in automotive know-how, however within the meantime, he’s gaining precious expertise working at Lakeside Precision.
“We now have Daniel doing quite a few issues and he’s choosing it up rapidly due to the comfortable abilities, technical abilities and work ethic he has constructed upon throughout his time in P-TECH,” Anson stated. “In his brief time with us throughout his internship I knew he was totally different as a result of he was involved with our manufacturing pace whereas we had been instructing him, you don’t see that in a variety of new workers. He has an ideal angle and he has slot in very well with everybody on our group.”
Muldowney is the second P-TECH pupil to search out employment at Lakeside. Final 12 months, Jordan Butterfield of Lake Shore was employed at Lakeside, earlier than discovering employment as an engineering technician for Excelco/Newbrook, Inc. in Silver Creek.
“There are a bunch of children who’re on their option to being profitable and it does really feel good to have the ability to say I went to a brand new program and I used to be in a position to survive and thrive with larger expectations for myself,” Muldowney stated. “P-TECH is a chance to do higher and rise above what different’s expectations for you might be and the expectations you could have positioned on your self.”
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