Local US Representative Nick Langworthy recently visited Dunkirk for a tour of Pathways in Technology Early College High School, also known as P-TECH. The visit left Langworthy inspired by the achievements of young people and their potential to support the growth of domestic manufacturing and secure the future of American industry, especially in the Southern Tier region.
P-TECH is nurturing a new generation of talent that is not only well-prepared for the workforce but also imbued with the spirit of innovation. Langworthy expressed his admiration for the school’s efforts and stated that he will advocate for greater tax relief for domestic manufacturing. He emphasized the importance of American manufacturing, especially in light of supply chain breakdowns during COVID, and highlighted P-TECH as a driving force behind its growth.
The school aims to contribute skilled workers to manufacturers in the Southern Tier region. Langworthy praised the work being done at P-TECH and recognized its significant impact on local businesses. Todd Tranum, executive director of the Southern Tier Manufacturers Association, and Bill Smock, director of P-TECH, led Langworthy on a tour that showcased how partnerships between local businesses, Jamestown Community College, Erie 2 BOCES, and the Dunkirk City School District have contributed to P-TECH’s success.
According to The Post-Journal (source), this collaborative effort has created an environment where young students can thrive while gaining valuable skills that will benefit them in their future careers. The tour provided Langworthy with firsthand experience of what is being accomplished at P-TECH and left him optimistic about its continued growth.
The settlement, Representative Nick Langworthy’s visit to P-TECH in Dunkirk highlighted the school’s role in preparing students for successful careers in manufacturing while fostering innovation. The collaborative efforts between local businesses and educational institutions have proven instrumental in providing students with real-world experience and skills needed for today’s workforce. With advocates like Langworthy pushing for greater support for domestic manufacturing, P-TECH and similar programs have the potential to contribute significantly to the growth of American industry.
Note: The information in this article is based on the news article from The Post-Journal.