Information Technology (IT) is one of the largest growth sectors in New York City. It currently represents 7.58 percent of New York City’s total employment. It is characterized as a high growth, higher-wage, middle-skill occupations. This rapid sector growth has led to a large gap between job vacancies and the number of people qualified to fill them.
The New York City Department of Education is working to help ensure that students graduating from CTE IT programs come out college and career ready to enter the field. One way that it is ensuring that the curriculum taught is the classroom meets industry standards is by participating in the CTE IT Commission. The IT Commission is led by Chair Angel Piñerio, Senior Vice President at ASI System Integration, and is comprised of 35 schools and 46 programs across all five boroughs, that work with long standing industry partners such as: ASI System Integration, Cisco, TATA Consultancy Services, and NPower.
For the school year 2016-2017 the Commission is focusing on:
- Teacher Training: professional development training via CompTIA and Cisco
- Articulation agreements: Program-wide articulation agreement with NYIT
- Work-based Learning: Fall internships with ASI and QED National Site visits with Facebook and Google, Hackathon with Forbes
- CTE Industry Scholars: WBL support and opportunities via Code Interactive
CTE Industry Scholars Program
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Labor Market Information for the IT Sector: