Construction & Sustainability

CTE Construction and Transportation Commission

The CTE Construction & Sustainability Commission supports a portfolio with over 27 programs in 20 schools serving over 8,500 students. The Commission is chaired by Stephanie Burns Vice President, Community and Citizenship, Turner Construction Company.

Employment growth in this sector has grown significantly since 2010 offering career paths for a wide variety of talents and interests. Construction & Sustainability Commission members represent a range of businesses, nonprofits and postsecondary institutions of varied size and scope. Below are a selection of the commission's dedicated partners.

Construction & Sustainability Core Commission Members include:

  • Columbia University
  • Construction Skills
  • Division of School Facilities (DSF)
  • Einstein Electrical
  • Finishing Trades Institute of NY (FTINY)
  • IBEW Local 3: Electrical
  • International Facility Management Association
  • James Lewis Electrical Corp
  • Local 28: Sheet Metal
  • Local 94: Operating Engineers
  • Montclair State University
  • MTA: NYC Transit
  • MTA: NYC Transit (Elevator/Escalator Division)
  • New York City District Council of Carpenters
  • Pima Community College
  • The Wright Architect
  • Tools and Tiaras
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Woodlawn Conservancy

Be the voice that shapes the future! We invite you to connect with our commission to help inspire and educate CTE students. To learn more about the Construction & Sustainability Commission and specific ways in which you can support schools, please contact Gavaskar Reid, Industry Engagement Manager at

Explore recent Labor Market Data to learn about workforce trends in the Construction & Sustainability industries

PDF icon Spring 2022 CTE Construction and Sustainability Labor Market Tool

Schools with CTE Construction & Sustainability Programs

With over 20 NYC high schools with CTE Construction & Sustainability programs, there are many options for students and families to choose from. Our CTE program Directory tool can help you explore the comprehensive list of programs available at NYC high schools. Students opting for CTE Construction & Sustainability programs have the unique advantage of being exposed to learning and work opportunities in the key areas noted below as well as industry relevant credentials.

CTE Program Directory

Construction & Sustainability Learning Areas:

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Historic Preservation
  • Plumbing

Key Credentials offered:

  • NCCER-Core
  • GPRO-Fundamentals of Building Green
  • GPRO-Construction Management
  • Building Performance Institute-Building Analyst
  • ETA-Student Electronic Certification
  • OSHA 10 and 30