Automotive and Transportation: Highlights

Current Projects

CTE Driver Education

Possessing a valid driver's license is an essential credential for entry-level employment within this sector, such as careers within automotive service. This program provides guidance and resources to students in every step of the driver education process from obtaining the learner’s permit, to spending sufficient hours on the road practicing driving, to completing the road test.

National Automotive Technology Competition

The National Automotive Technology Competition is a test of skill, a measure of knowledge, and a race against the clock—all rolled into one. It features the nation’s best high school automotive education students from across the country competing for the title of The Nation’s Best Automotive Technician.

NY International Auto Show and Career Fair

Ushering in the latest automotive trends, the New York International Auto Show showcases an incredible collection of cutting-edge design and extraordinary innovation. More than four floors of displays from the world’s automakers feature the newest vehicles and latest futuristic concept cars. Staff and students are able to personally connect to industry and postsecondary partners within the automotive sector during the event.


SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. There are educational programs, events, and competitions that support students specializing in automotive technology, collision repair, and CTE overall.

Teacher Externships

High-quality Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs provide high school students with rigorous academic preparation and industry-validated credentials, linked to relevant work experiences in high-demand industries. Locally and nationally, education and business leaders are leveraging CTE as a powerful economic development strategy. As NYCDOE looks to further strengthen its existing CTE programs, we are seeking employers to host CTE teachers in an immersive summer externship. CTE externships are customized professional development experiences that occur within an industry-specific workplace, providing an “on the ground” understanding of economic and career trends impacting students, as well as work-based norms that can inform instructional practices. Employer hosts will indirectly influence the city’s future workforce, one teacher at a time.

The following companies and organizations offered CTE Automotive and Transportation Externships for Summer 2019:

▪ Metropolitan Transit Authority: NYC Transit, Department of Buses
▪ Truck & Trailer Services