A first of its kind school for the city has officially opened its doors.

The ribbon was cut Tuesday on the new $17m Brooklyn STEAM Center.

Steam stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. 

The school teaches real life job skills to help create the next generation of tech industry workers.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard location puts the students in direct contact with the many businesses on site.

"So they're working side by side with actually industry experts, everything from design to engineering to culinary arts so our students will be literally able to go from high school into an industry career if that's what they want to do," said DOE Commissioner Richard Carranza.

More than 200 Juniors and Seniors are currently enrolled in the specialized program.