The Partnership for New York City 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 report, prepared for the Partnership for New York City by PwC, includes data from 233 online surveys completed by New York City employers. The aim of this report is to establish baseline data on the current state of CTE in NYC public high schools and to identify what educators and employers perceive as issues and obstacles facing CTE schools and programs. The second part of this report, which includes the survey of schools, is also available.
Only a third of CTE employer partners have an internal process in place to recruit students for employment from the CTE programs.
of business employers that have interns are prepared to take on more.
Overall, 758 NYC employers participate in CTE programs in the public schools.
While employers find that CTE students are academically well-prepared for internships, employers are largely engaged with CTE as a charitable activity, not because they plan to hire CTE students. Further, Employers are discouraged by the lack of a clear, overarching structure or comprehensive plan to support and coordinate individual CTE initiatives.
The Partnership is working to engage employers and educators 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.