In 2010, the unemployment rate in the United States was 9.6 percent, with almost 15 million people out of work. At the same time, however, companies like IBM and Siemens observed a lack of qualified candidates for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) positions. Stanley Litow, IBM’s Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and President of the IBM International Foundation, recognized the skills mismatch in the labor market for STEM-driven companies. He worked across sectors to create the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), a grades 9-14 school program designed to equip students with the qualifications needed to compete for high-growth jobs in Information Technology. This case study tells the story of P-TECH’s launch in 2011 through a cross-sector collaboration with IBM, the New York City Department of Education, and The City University of New York (CUNY). P-TECH’s goal is to graduate students with a no-cost Associates in Applied Science degree in in-demand fields, to put them on track to enter jobs in the STEM field at companies like IBM.