Partners and Community

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As New York City pursues its educational mission of ensuring college and career readiness for all students, career and technical education (CTE) has emerged as a high-value strategy to support both students’ postsecondary aspirations and the strength of the City’s economy. High-quality CTE programs incorporate clear pathways into postsecondary education and training, readiness for entry-level, career-track work upon high school graduation, and greatly enhanced work readiness and understanding of employment and career options.

The Advisory Council for Career and Technical Education is charged by state law with advising the New York City Department of Education on the development, administration and evaluation of policies and programs relating to Career and Technical Education. Composed of volunteers from industry, labor, colleges, the non-profit sector who help evaluate students performance and keep training relevant to employers’ needs. provide all students with rigorous, relevant, and results-driven programs. 

Sample Program Models with Industry Partnerships  

  • Virtual Enterprises, an applied learning instructional model and simulated business environment for high school students
  • Justice Resource Center, an urban initiative for civic and law-related education.
  • National Academy Foundation, a national partnership between business leaders and educators to prepare students for professional careers. 
  • Cisco Networking Academy, a comprehensive learning experience for students to gain foundational information and communication technology skills necessary to design, build, and manage networks
  • Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), a national organization devoted to preparing underserved high school students enter the restaurant and hospitality industry
  • Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills, Inc, a nationally recognized pre-apprenticeship training program for students interested in meaningful careers in the building and construction trades

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