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NYP Collaborates with NYC Dept. of Education, CUNY and Microsoft to Develop a New School

NEW YORK (Aug 19, 2013)

On August 15, 2013, the New York City Department of Education announced plans to develop a Career and Technical Education High School with Early College (grades 9-14) program, in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian, Microsoft and the City University of New York. The school, which will open in Manhattan in September 2014, will focus on the intersection of health care and information technology. Classes will emphasize computer information and systems management as students train through internships for health care-related technology careers with Microsoft systems and acquire experience in New York-Presbyterian Hospital's information technology operations.

"As an academic medical center, New York-Presbyterian Hospital is deeply committed to developing our employees and training health care professionals," said Dr. Steven J. Corwin, CEO of New York-Presbyterian. "Now we are taking that commitment one step further, by helping to create an innovative program for the training of healthcare IT professionals. Having a strong information technology workforce is integral to hospitals' ability to deliver high-quality healthcare. We're excited to work with Microsoft, CUNY, and the NYC Department of Education to strengthen the pipeline of talent in this field. The program will also make a difference in the lives of many New York City students — giving them marketable and coveted skills and a promising career in health care."

Read the full press release from the Department of Education. schools.nyc.gov/Offices/mediarelations/NewsandSpeeches/2013-2014/081513_earlycollegetechhigh.htm

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