About Career and Technical Education
Managing the largest career and technical education (CTE) portfolio of any city in the world, the New York City Department of Education supports 318 programs within 127 high schools which train approximately 120,000 students per year. Over the past 90 years, CTE in New York City has evolved from needle-point and jewelry-making to 3D-printing and computer forensics. In collaboration with private sector partners representing nine different industries, our schools work to ensure students graduate college and career ready.
The mission of our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs is to ensure all students graduate college and career ready, and to provide a high-value strategy to support both students’ postsecondary aspirations and the strength of the City’s economy.