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Lockney P-TECH

Pathways in Technology Early College High School


The mission of P-TECH at Lockney High School, in partnership with South Plains College and industry professionals, is to create workforce pathways for students focused on high-demand, high-wage business careers.  


We strive to improve lives through a free, open-enrollment program, driven by high-quality education. Our students will be the top candidates in their chosen industries and persevere as contributing members of society.


We believe in a free education that prepares high school students to enter the workforce with proven, in-demand skill sets. We believe that by reducing barriers to college access, developing critical soft skills, and encouraging students to be confident leaders through collaborative learning, athletics, and extracurricular activities, they will succeed in college and become top candidates in their chosen industry.


We commit to: Increased academic preparation, where academic disciplines are integrated to earn certifications and begin work towards an associate degree. Provide work-based learning experiences so our students can gain real world skills. Prepare students to enter the job market with industry-ready skills. Create a seamless transition from high school through college and into employment with local partnerships between institutions of higher education and industry. Provide academic and social support through a dedicated staff.  Reduce barriers to college access. Develop students’ critical soft skills needed for college and career success. Encourage students to be confident leaders through collaborative learning, athletics, and extracurricular activities.


Students enrolled in the P-TECH program at Lockney High School combine high school and college-level courses to earn industry based certifications and hours toward an associate degree. Industry partners provide career mentoring, host site visits, serve on advisory councils to improve the alignment of programming with workforce needs, and ensure that students graduate career-ready. Students follow workforce pathways aligned with high demand, high-wage business fields, including business and welding. P-TECH at Lockney High School eliminates thousands of dollars in college tuition costs for our students.