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09/29/2010 03:52 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

IBM To Fund Tech-Savvy New York Public School

Mayor Bloomberg announced Monday that the City University of New York and IBM will team up to open a school, grades nine through 14, that will guarantee its students a job at IBM after graduation, WNYC News reported Monday.

Graduating students will earn an associate's degree through the program -- ensuring they will leave the school with a skill set necessary to start a promising career.

This isn't the first time a business has stepped in to assist in creating a public school with a science-focused curriculum. In 2007, Microsoft and the School District of Philadelphia collaborated to form the high-tech High School of the Future.

To learn more about the 'High School of the Future' visit NPR or listen to the story below.