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Advisory Council for CTE

The Advisory Council for Career and Technical Education is charged by New York State law with the task of advising the Department of Education on the development, administration, and evaluation of policies and programs relating to Career and Technical Education. 

The Council defines its mission as assisting the Department of Education in providing to all CTE students relevant and meaningful programs for acquiring high-level academic and workforce preparation skills. The Council is comprised of high-level contacts and volunteers from business and industry, labor, postsecondary education, and the non-profit sector. The six-priorities of the Advisory Council include:

  • CTE program approval
  • Teacher training
  • Internships and job placement
  • Scholarships
  • Competitions
  • Mentoring

The full group meets five times during the year. There are also a number of working groups which serve as subcommittees of the Advisory Council that convene between the full group meetings. The working groups include:

  • Executive Committee
  • CTE Students with Disabilities
  • Gender Equity
  • CTE Students Advisory Committee

Current CTE Advisory Council members represent the following corporations and organizations:

ASI System Integration

Brooklyn, Queens, & Long Island Area Health Education Consortium

Building Trades Employers’ Association


General Contractors Association of New York

Greater New York Automobile Dealership Association

International Informatics Institute

Learning Disabilities Association of NY

City University of New York

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

NYC and Co.

Partnership for New York City

Pier Sixty

SIFMA: Securities Industries & Financial Markets Association

Success Via Apprenticeship Program

Tata Consultancy Services

The Edward J. Initiative for Construction Skills

United Federation of Teachers

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