Engineering, Architecture and Robotics: Highlights

Current Projects

CTE-ACE Mentoring Program

ACE is an after school program that reinforces and builds upon CTE students’ knowledge and skills in architecture, construction management, engineering and other disciplines. Participating schools are those with high Economics Need Index (ENI) and high populations of English Language Learners (ELLs). Students received mentoring from architecture and engineering firms, as well as develop their skills in planning, troubleshooting, and public speaking.

CTE Driver Education

Possessing a valid driver license is a valuable credential for entry-level employment within this sector. 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.

FIRST Robotics Competition

For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology (FIRST) encourages young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including confidence, communication, and leadership.


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 architecture, engineering, and CTE overall.

SolidWorks Training

SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering computer program. The CTE Office provides training for CTE teachers who have intermediate experience in the program, enabling them to better implement instructional practices to students seeking Certified SolidWorks (CSWA) credentials.

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 Engineering, Architecture & Robotics Externships for Summer 2019:

▪ FX Collaborative
▪ Panorama Windows