Industry Commissions & Advisory Council

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) team under the Office of Postsecondary Readiness (OPSR) supports nearly 300 programs within NYC public high schools located across all five boroughs—training upwards of 60,000 students annually. To ensure schools are aligning their programs to labor market demand and industry trends, the CTE Team relies on the guidance of industry, postsecondary and workforce development professionals who contribute their time and resources in support of schools and students.

The Commissions serve CTE Programs by:

  • Providing a space and platform for industry professionals, businesses and college and training partners to connect with teachers and staff at CTE schools
  • Articulating industry trends to inform and shape existing and new CTE programs
  • Supporting talent development in high growth sectors
  • Reviewing and validating curriculum and credentials
  • Connecting schools to resources and training opportunities

There are commissions for the eight industries noted below:

Automotive & Transportation

Business & Finance

Construction & Sustainability

Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism

Engineering & Architecture


Information Technology

Media & Design

CTE Council informs the policies and strategies that are then operationalized by the 8 industry commissions.

Advisory Council

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 Advisory is comprised of high-level volunteers from business, labor, postsecondary education, and the non-profit sector who convene with the goal of advocating for CTE as well as encouraging the alignment of all CTE programs with NYC’s labor market demands. The Advisory additionally encompasses themed subcommittees including the Students with Disabilities and Gender Equity Subcommittee. The priorities of the CTE Advisory Council include:

  • New York State Education Department CTE Certification
  • Work-Based Learning and Talent Pipeline Development
  • Externships, Teacher Training, and Teacher Certification
  • Middle-school articulations to high school CTE programs

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

  • Bronx Community College
  • Cisco System, Inc.
  • CompTIA
  • Council of Carpenters
  • CTE Parent Rep; UPS
  • CUNY Central
  • Department of Citywide Administrative Service
  • Google LLC
  • Guidehouse
  • Hot Bread Kitchen
  • IN3.ORG
  • Intercontinental Hotel Group
  • Laguardia Community College
  • Mastercard
  • MediaCombo
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority/MTA NYC Transit
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • New York City Transit Authority
  • NYC Health + Hospitals
  • New York University
  • Partnership for New York City
  • Path Forward
  • Peacock at NBCUniversal Media
  • Perkins Eastman
  • QED National
  • Success Via Apprenticeship Program
  • Turner Construction
  • United Federation of Teachers
  • Young Men's Initiative