CTE Healthcare Commission

The CTE Healthcare Commission supports over 35 programs in 25 schools serving over 5,000 students. Healthcare programs range from Emergency Management to Vision Technology to Nursing Assistance. The Commission is chaired by Ivy Mendez-Justiniano, Sr. Assistant Vice President, Workforce Development at NYC Health & Hospitals.

Healthcare comprises the largest sector of employment in New York City with approximately 590K jobs and the greatest area for growth. Healthcare refers to health-related services provided to patients in hospitals, residential care facilities, doctors' offices, outpatient care centers, private homes, and laboratories. With an aging population and increasing life expectancy along with technological advances, opportunities continue to grow. Healthcare Commission members represent some of the top Hospitals and Healthcare businesses in NYC. Below are a selection of the commission's dedicated partners.

Healthcare Core Commission Members include:

  • 1199SEIU League Training and Upgrading Fund
  • AB Coaching and Consulting
  • BMCC
  • Brooklyn-Queens-Long Island AHEC
  • HHC
  • Maimonides Medical Center
  • Montefiore
  • Mount Sinai
  • Northwell
  • NYU
  • NYU School of Dentistry
  • St. Joseph's College
  • VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
  • Walgreens/Duane Reade

Be the voice that shapes the future! We invite you to connect with our commission to help inspire and educate CTE students.

Explore recent Labor Market Data to learn about workforce trends in the Healthcare industry

PDF icon Spring 2022 CTE Healthcare Labor Market Tool

Schools with CTE Healthcare Programs

With 25 NYC high schools offering CTE Healthcare 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 Healthcare 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

Healthcare Learning Areas:

  • Bio-Med Technology
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Laboratory Technician
  • Dental Office Careers
  • Emergency Management
  • EMT
  • Medical Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Practical Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Vision Technology
  • Veterinary Science

Key Credentials Offered:

  • Certified Nurse Aid
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Certified Pharm Tech
  • NCLEX – Practical Nursing
  • NOCTI – Dental Lab Tech
  • National Dental Assistant Certification on Radiation Health and Safety and Infection Control