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As we close out our first week and begin our second week of  CTE Month we ask you to take a second to think about when you were in high school. 

Do you remember being asked what you wanted to be when you grew up? You may have had a really clear picture or maybe it was a too large a question at the age you were asked. One thing is for sure, it's hard to imagine what you can't see and for many it's even harder to get experience to figure out what you love or don't love to do. 

Career and Technical Education creates the space for New York City Public school students to not only dream of what they want for their future but to also put that dream to the test, to put on the suit, the hard hat, write the code and more! 

So, It's only fitting that......


We have more than 5,000 sophomores representing 130+ CTE high schools and programs that are matched to visit and learn from 180+ employers!

Thank you to our Employers and Partners for Making this Happen for our Students and
Don't forget You're Invited!

It's Never To Early To Dream
CTE Exploring Futures Middle School Program

This year a new and innovative pilot is underway, Exploring Futures. Exploring Futures begins to help students in middle school connect the dots between their interest and potential careers. Exploring futures seeks to develop agency in students to plan their own futures by bringing the world of tomorrow into the middle school classroom of today with engaging and relevant instruction and experiences. 

Through this pilot 100-150 students will have access to:
  • A Foundational Career Exploration Curriculum
  • Academic and Career Planning utilizing a New Online Career Focused Platform
  • Work-based Learning Opportunities
  • College Visits 
  • And More!

Learn More about one of the lead pilot participants Urban Assemble Unison  below. 

First of its kind! UA Unison has built into its middle school curriculum the Career and Technical Exploration Program (CTEP). These learning pathways prepare students to access a wide range of high-wage and high-demand 21st century careers in urban farming, technology and coding, performing arts, and design and construction. Students access the CTEP experience by participating in specialized labs that offer students project-based learning opportunities designed to be cognitively demanding. Unison is committed to delivering exceptional, high-quality CTEPs. All students experience an introductory course to each pathway, and later pick an area of focus.
Upcoming Event
Urban Assembly Unison
Career Day during CTE Month! 


On Monday, January 27, 2020, CTE Teachers and stakeholders convened for the Annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Impact on Achievement Conference. The event was attended by Chancellor Richard Carranza, who delivered opening remarks highlighting the importance of connecting academic content to the real world. He underscored the importance of academic integration by sharing his struggles in high school Geometry and how a summer working alongside his father, a sheet metal worker, helped illuminate his understanding of geometric concepts.

Through a variety of workshops, conference participants gained deeper insight into engaging diverse student populations in high-quality CTE through differentiation, academic integration, project based learning, as well as developing and implementing robust CTE pathways for postsecondary success. The event culminated in a panel discussion moderated by Hoa Tu, Deputy Superintendent, Community School District 12. The panelists discussed the state of equity and inclusion across NYC CTE programs, calling for greater representation of female students, more middle school articulation agreements, and culturally responsive-sustaining education.
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