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Welcome to CTE Month 2020! 
As we kick off an exciting and jam packed CTE month we wanted to make sure that you were in the know about what to expect this month. So please take a quick look below to learn more about CTE Month and how NYCDOE will be celebrating. 
It's Black History Month!
We'll be featuring some Black History Month x CTE Highlights all Month.

Career and Technical Education Month®, or CTE Month®, is a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country.

CTE continues to be a winning educational and workforce development strategy. CTE Month gives us a chance to highlight and elevate the impact that CTE has on students lives and career trajectories. Find out more HERE 
CTE Month is a pretty big deal for us. So here is what you can expect in the way of celebration. 
  • Over 150 Career Awareness Events during PFNYC Career Discovery Week 2020
    The Office of Postsecondary Readiness (OPSR) in collaboration with the Partnership for New York City (PFNYC)  will give over 6,000 students throughout New York City the opportunity to take part in various career exploration activities during Career Discovery Week 2020 (February 10-14, 2020).  Activities include:
                   ~A visit to media company Hearst to learn more about the publishing field;
                   ~A tour of Macy’s corporate headquarters and showrooms;
                   ~Creative computing and technology lessons led by engineers at the global                                   accounting firm PwC and so much More !

  •  CTE Annual Partnership Appreciation Night- This is our chance to thank and highlight our Industry Partners who collectively have provided 3,000+ internships, 500+ career readiness experiences for our students.  This night of celebration will be attended  by over 300 Partners, 15  CTE Schools and catered by our very own Culinary Students!
  • Summer Enrichment Program Fair- The fair takes place at the New York Public Library on 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan from 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m., and will offer career readiness workshops, information on internship opportunities, and more.
  •  More Newsletters- During this month you will actually receive one newsletter a week to Spotlight (see what we did there?) even more of the amazing work happening in our schools. 

Did you know 61% of NYCDOE CTE Students Identify as Black/African American and that CTE can be used as a major driver of equity in the workforce. 

A recent study from the Brookings Institution found that white college graduates hold seven times the wealth of Black graduates. These gaps also exist in the workforce, where African Americans comprise 12 percent of all working Americans but represent only 7 percent of those employed in the 10 highest-paying, middle-skill jobs.

Our goal is to level the playing field for all students, allowing them access to high quality CTE programs in New York City High Schools to eliminate these gaps. 

Learn More Here About Why Advancing Racial Equity in CTE Enrollment is so crucial. 


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