Education & Workforce Development

The Partnership is working to engage employers in aligning Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs in the city’s public high schools with current industry trends and needed skills. This includes support for initiatives like Computer Science for All and the CTE Industry Scholars Program.

The Partnership supports the city’s goals of expanding opportunities for work experience for students and unemployed New Yorkers through bringing an industry voice to workforce development efforts.


Over 60 percent of public high school students in the class of 2016 are not college or career ready.


As of February 2019, there are 174,000 unemployed New Yorkers, but 261,000 unfilled job openings.


CTE Industry Scholars

The Partnership collaborated with Department of Education to develop a demonstration model of how intermediary organizations can play a more meaningful role in the CTE delivery system. This new structure engages nonprofit intermediaries to help scale employer commitments to internships and other work experience opportunities for new and existing CTE programs. To date, 3,000 high school students have been placed in internships aligned with their course of study, working with more than 600 employers across eight industries.

Mayoral Control

The Partnership is a leading force in promoting mayoral control and advocating for its extension.

Multiple Pathways

The Partnership was a key advocate pushing for the New York state’s Board of Regents to establish multiple pathways to graduation for high school students. These multiple pathways encourage career-oriented studies and give students a practical skillset to help prepare them for college and the workforce.