Six Nations Polytechnic and Mohawk College celebrated the first graduate of the P-TECH program during this Fall’s Convocation ceremonies. Jarrod Wardell is the first graduate of the P-TECH program, a partnership between Mohawk College, Six Nations Polytechnic, and IBM Canada, and the very first graduate from any P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) program in Canada.
Students in the P-TECH program begin their college studies while still in high school. Those that earn enough credits go on to complete the work for their college diploma in the year following their high school graduation. Jarrod completed six college credits and a successful summer internship at IBM (a core program requirement) while attending the SP STEAM Academy secondary school in Brantford. He then finished the Software Engineering Technician program requirements at Mohawk College during the height of the pandemic. Jarrod is an extremely strong student with a sharp, inquisitive mind, a great work ethic, and a genuine desire to help others: “I’m always seeking ways to help better our world, and technology is our future. Working in technology allows me to help younger generations lead the best life they can, by helping to improve our world from the background, or inspire through talks.”