NYC CTE Industry Scholars Program
The CTE Industry Scholars Program supports Career and Technical Education (CTE) high school students in advancing their post-secondary education and career aspirations through valuable work-based learning activities. The program is comprised of industry-specific internships and a variety of career activities aimed at helping CTE students apply their skills in authentic industry settings while gaining real-world work experience.
Internship Program: A competitive paid internship hosted by industry partner organizations.
Career Exploration Activities: Students benefit from career days, work readiness training, mock interviews, site visits, employer tours, and more. These activities are open to all CTE students.
Strengthen NYC’s Future Workforce
The CTE Industry 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 Industry 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.
The program connects students with industry partners from the following sectors:
- Automotive and Transportation
- Business and Finance
- Construction and Engineering
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Information Technology
- Media, Technology, and Design
Summer Internship Details
- Internship lasts up to 6 weeks, for 150 hours.
- Employers are asked to provide 25-30 hours of work each week for interns.
- Priority is given to rising seniors.
April- May: Employers sign up and students are recruited and matched to internships.
July-August: Summer Internship Program.
Interested in Hosting a CTE Industry Scholars Program Intern or Learning More About How Your Organization Can Get Involved?
Stacey Pellegrino, Director, Grant Associates
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