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CTE Summer Scholars Program

The Bank of America CTE Summer Scholars Program is an internship program that includes summer learning experiences and credentialing opportunities for rising juniors and seniors who participate in Information Technology, Software Engineering, Media, and Graphics CTE programs.

CTESS brings together four program components:

  • Work readiness training and support: Students participate in training to prepare for their internship. Throughout the summer, they also receive support to ensure they are maximizing their experiences. 
  • Part-time Internships: For 3 days a week, students are placed in internships in a variety of companies aligned with their CTE field of study. 
  • Youth Think Tank: For the remaining days of the week, students participate in a summer learning experience where they are challenged to address a challenge that their school or community faces.
  • Credentialing opportunities: Upon completion of the program, students take credential exams that will strengthen their skill sets and make them more competitive job and college applicants.

Strengthen NYC’s Future Workforce

The CTE Summer Scholars Program partners with leading industry organizations and provides them with the opportunity to not only help build the future of NYC’s workforce but also gain CTE students’ technical skills for their business needs during a six-week-long internship. We invite you to join this community of industry leaders in providing NYC’s CTE students from across the five boroughs with exposure to work experiences that complement their studies and educational or career goals. This is truly a great opportunity for participating organizations to meaningfully contribute to the NYC community and the development of its youth.

In addition, organizations will be able to help shape a robust, growing pipeline of talent through this program. Join us and share your perspective on current skills gaps, workforce challenges, and curriculum improvements that ensure the future workforce is prepared to meet your needs.

Host an Intern, Gain a Helping Hand

The CTE Summer Scholars Program engages promising students whose rigorous technical education, integrated work experiences, and personal motivation set them apart. Through their CTE studies, students take industry-specific courses, gain recognized skills and certifications, and demonstrate genuine interest, passion, and dedication through their specialization. Throughout the internship program, students will also be provided with ongoing support, including skills and job readiness training, to ensure their success.

Participating Industries

The program connects students with industry partners from the following sectors:

  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering
  • Media
  • Graphics

Interested in hosting a CTE Summer Scholars Program intern or learning more about how your organization can get involved?

Stacey Pellegrino, Director, Grant Associates

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