Benefits from Tech Prep?
Students benefit from Tech Prep. The Tech Prep system offers a first-rate alternative
to traditional college-prep programs for students. And students can earn free
college credit while still in high school, saving both time and money.
Employers report that graduates of Tech Prep Associate Degree
programs are able to "hit the ground running" because
representatives of business and industry are included in Tech
Prep program curriculum development.
Schools report that within Tech Prep programs, there is decreased
absenteeism, increased scores on achievement tests, increased
self-esteem, which in turn fosters better behavior, improved organizational
skills, better study habits, a decline in dropout rates, and greater
Communities benefit as education becomes more meaningful to students because they
are focused on clear, direct paths toward specific, high-tech careers. In addition,
development of a skilled labor pool attracts business and industry, which boosts
the economy and provides better services and products.
Texas is ultimately better prepared to compete in a global market place.