Career and Technology Education

Career and Technology Education (CTE)

Community work-based learning opportunities are provided to approximately 2800 students with significant disabilities, ages 14 to 21, at over 420 community training locations throughout the five boroughs. The job developer at each school develops a variety of job training sites and ensures that work class protocols are followed and that participating students receive whatever instruction and support is needed to optimize benefit from each work experience. Schools also work closely with vocational rehabilitation and adult service agencies to guarantee that students continue to be given any assistance that might be needed once they graduate from school and transition into supported or competitive employment. 

School-Based CTE Programs and Courses

School-based CTE programs and courses are designed to meet the needs of student with a wide range of abilities and include:

  • Introductory career exposure for middle school and younger high school aged students prior to their participation in community work-based learning;
  • Intensive in-school career instruction for high school aged students who, because of their disability, are not yet prepared to participate in work-based learning; and 
  • Concentrated credit bearing courses of instruction for high school aged students in one or more career areas.

CTE programs, courses, and work-based learning opportunities currently offered in our schools include, but are not limited to, the following career cluster areas:

  • Automotive Technology (including Automotive Maintenance and Repair and Bicycle Mechanics and Repair)
  • Information Technology (including Data Entry)
  • Fashion/Design/Esthetics (Marketing, Retail, Cosmetology, Fashion Marketing, Visual Merchandising, and Barbering)
  • Agriculture (Horticulture, Landscaping and Grounds Keeping)
  • Arts and Communication (Commercial Photography, Digital Photography)
  • Business and Administration (including Clerical and Print Shop)
  • Building and Construction Technology (Building trades – Construction Technology, Carpentry, Building Maintenance)
  • Education and Training (including Teaching Assistant)
  • Health Services (including Nursing Aide and Home Health Care)
  • Hospitality and Tourism (Culinary Arts, Housekeeping)
  • Virtual Enterprise

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