Meet Julian! The newest member of the ETS team – our Marketing Intern! Julian comes to us from ADK P-Tech, and will be assisting our Marketing Department in creating fun and engaging content across a variety of platforms. Take it away Julian!
Hi everyone! I am Julian Nephew, a native of Peru and a student of the ADK P-Tech program for 3 years now. I’ll admit that at first I was not very enthusiastic about joining the P-Tech program, which would be in its very first year when I started. But with the encouragement (some might call it a very persuasive nudge) from my parents, I started my first year and knew that I had made the right choice – quickly seeing that it would greatly benefit my future. While participating in the program, and learning about different career paths, I realized that I might have an interest in pursuing marketing. Flashforward to now, with the help of my ADK P-Tech instructors, I am diving into the field and getting a first-hand look at the industry. When I am not furthering my education and interests at ADK P-Tech, I like to train in mixed martial arts and go hiking.
About ADK P-Tech
P-TECH is an innovative program that is taking shape across the state. ADK P-TECH was founded in 2013 as one of 16 P-TECH schools funded in Round One of a New York State and Federally funded Early College High School initiative. The unique culture of a P-TECH 9-14 school is built upon high expectations for students and adults alike. There are currently 26 P-TECH schools operating in New York State with an additional 7 schools scheduled to open for students in the Fall of 2017. In P-Tech students leave with a high school diploma and also a industry recognized associate’s degree. The schools create a seamless program for students to acquire the academic, technical, and workplace skills and knowledge that employers need. ADK P-TECH students attend classes on the Peru High School Campus during Years 1-3 in “a school within a school model.” Students then transition to the Clinton Community College Campus during Year 4 and complete degree requirements in Years 5-6. Teachers, partners, and parents work together to ensure that every student graduates fully prepared for the 21st century workplace.
Throughout my time in ADK P-Tech I have had many great experiences, but my favorite has to be going to Clinton Community College this past spring to take my first college course ever – English 101. As I move onto my last year in ADK P-Tech, I look forward to getting the full college experience and moving one step closer to getting into the workforce.