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 report, prepared for the Partnership for New York City by PwC, includes data from a survey of 119 CTE schools in New York City. The aim of this report is to establish baseline data on the current state of Career and Technical Education (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 employers, is also available.
A total of 120,000 New York City high school students (40%) are enrolled in CTE classes or programs.
of schools surveyed said that during the 2013-2014 school year there was a gap between the number of internship placements and the desired number of placements
Today, of the 400 public high schools in New York City, 51 are dedicated to Career and Technical Education. There are also 178 CTE programs offered in 88 traditional high schools throughout the five boroughs. Of those students in CTE dedicated schools, 748 students were placed in an internship and of these 76% were paid; in schools with CTE program(s), 827 students were placed in an internship and of these 53% were paid.
Both school types are aligned in the view that the school/program benefits from involvement in a CTE Industry Commission.
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.