The Career and Technical Education team at the New York City Department of Education manages strategic partnerships between schools and corporations across nine career clusters including information technology (software and hardware), engineering, transportation (automotive and aviation), health, construction, culinary, media (advertising, marketing, film), business/finance, and the social sciences.

 

Embedded within the Office of Postsecondary Readiness, the team supports 318 programs within 127 high schools located across all five boroughs training approximately 120,000 students per year. The multi-stakeholder model used to manage industry engagement allows small to medium-sized enterprises and large corporations to serve in a high-level advisory capacity around policy, strategy, and workforce development.

 

Corporations also directly engage schools by reviewing curricula and credentialing models, providing internships, recruiting mentors, training teachers, hosting competitions, and offering college scholarships. Committed to fostering innovation, in 2014 our industry partners helped to sponsor the first 24-hour high school hackathon in New York City in collaboration with Warby Parker, organized summer externships for teachers at Google, arranged for construction teachers to be certified as “Green Professionals” by the US Green Building Council, and hosted over 20 sector-based forums allowing industry professionals and teachers to sit down and share best practices.

 

We hope you join us in supporting our schools and students.

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