Career-Ready Partnerships

TEC-SMART is also home to the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School (ECHS), a partnership with the Ballston Spa Central School District.

This program is designed to develop and support pathways to higher education in renewable energy, entrepreneurship, computer information science and semiconductor manufacturing for high school students throughout the Capital Region.

Students take courses at TEC-SMART for half the day and finish up with regular high school courses in their schools for the remainder of the day. Graduates may earn up to 20 college credits, in addition to a high school diploma.

In 2014, the Early College High School was awarded a New York State P-Tech Grant (Pathways in Technology Grant) to assure its continuation. Aimed at preparing more than 6,000 high school students for high-skill jobs in technology and manufacturing, P-Tech works with local partners who provide mentoring, job shadowing, workplace visits and field experience to the students.

ECHS offers four pathways to higher education: Renewable Energy, Entrepreneurship, Computer Information Science and Semiconductor Manufacturing.

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TEC-SMART Main Office

345 Hermes Road, Malta, NY 12020


A joint initiative of Hudson Valley Community College and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), TEC-SMART is located in the Saratoga Technology and Energy Park® (STEP®).