May 26, 2017



Community Superintendents


High School Superintendents


Field Support Center Teams


School Principals



Raymond J. Orlando, Chief Financial Officer



Success via Apprenticeship (SVA) Program


The Success via Apprenticeship (SVA) program is designed to provide a pathway for high school graduates to pursue a professional teaching career.  The program also provides skilled Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers to existing CTE programs throughout New York City.  The program has two components: three years of occupational work experience and two years of classroom teacher training.  College study leading to a Provisional Teaching Certificate is also provided.  In addition, participants are required to commit to work in the NYC school system as a CTE teacher for an additional five years after completing the program.


The SVA program is supported by the Vocational and Technical Education Act (VTEA), and tax levy funds. For interns funded through VTEA, the allocation includes salary and fringe.  This SAM releases the list of each school’s allotment, number of interns (full-time equivalents) and the funding source.


When scheduling funds, schools supported by tax levy funds use allocation category TL SVA HS, TL CTE SVA HS and schools supported by VTEA funds use allocation category VATEA SVA.


Any program accruals will be recouped and reallocated accordingly based on a re-evaluation of need by the SVA Program Director.


Download a copy of the School Allocation Memorandum No. 39, FY 2018



Table 1 – Success via Apprenticeship (SVA) Program Allocation Summary


C:        Vanda Belusic-Vollor

John Widlund

Tom Pendleton

Debra Cohen

Devon Ragbir

Sharon Prince-Yearwood

John Becker