Dallas ISD is planning to strategically place four Career Institutes throughout various quadrants of the city. Each Career Institute will serve as a hub for the high schools within the quadrant. The first two Career Institutes in the Northern and Southern sectors of the city will open in the fall of 2020.
P-TECH stands for Pathways in Technology Early College High School. Dallas ISD has 18 designated P-TECH campuses. As part of the program, students can choose a career pathway and take courses that provide the academic, technical, and workplace skills that are attractive to employers. Students have the potential to earn an associate degree in four to six years, along with industry certificates for their selected career pathway — opportunities that can potentially lead to paid internships and job placement after graduation.