Power Technical (PTEC) is a career and technical education-focused public charter school in the James Irwin Charter Schools network. Authorized by Falcon District 49, the school serves students from across the Colorado Springs area who choose to pursue an education built around preparation for careers in skilled trades. In addition to instruction in core academic subjects, PTEC students take 90 minutes of shop per day in one of a number of available career concentrations.
PTEC is a middle/high school, but because it makes use of a new State of Colorado initiative known as Pathways in Technology (P-TECH), the school serves students in grades 6-14, as some pupils continue their education for an additional two years at Pikes Peak Community College. PTEC’s goal is to provide a level of career training rigorous enough to make it possible for its graduates to enter the workforce immediately after finishing high school. This, however, does not necessarily have to be the case as the aim of the school’s academic instruction is to allow students to pursue two- or four-year college degrees if they so choose.