RaptorTech – Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) – Building the Cybersecurity Technical Workforce

Formative & Implementation Evaluation


Front Range Community College and St. Vrain Valley Schools, along with industry partners, are collaborating to implement a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program in cybersecurity. The P-TECH model provides students with a high school diploma, an associate degree in a high-demand technical field, and significant industry work experience, at no cost. The project’s goal is to build a diverse channel of cybersecurity technicians to address the significant regional workforce shortage.

Evaluation Approach

We track student enrollment and academic progress. In addition, students self-assess their development in workplace readiness skills and demeanors. Annual surveys are administered to students, faculty, and industry partners/mentors.



September 2020 – August 2023


High school students who are under-represented in technology careers (first-generation college students, minorities, girls)



Industry Partners

  • Cisco
  • Comcast
  • Peak Resources
  • Seagate