What is BTECH?
BTECH is an innovative, public high school that provides an opportunity for students to earn a high school diploma, an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Computer Information Systems or Internet Information Technology, and gain relevant work experience in the business technology field. The school was developed through a strong partnership between SAP, the New York City Department of Education, Queensborough Community College, and the Early College Initiative at the City University of New York.
Employment in STEAM occupations is projected to grow nearly two times faster than the average for all occupations over the next four years , yet more than half of businesses worldwide are concerned about the quality and quantity of IT talent available for hire. Economic projections point to a need for approximately 1 million more STEAM professionals than the U.S. will produce at the current rate over the next decade. BTECH is a response to this employer demand and provides the on-the-job experience as well as professional development training to ensure students are able to take advantage of and succeed in their future careers.