The Advisory Council for Career and Technical Education is charged by New York State law with the task of advising the Department of Education on the development, administration and evaluation of policies and programs relating to Career and Technical Education. The Council, composed of volunteers from industry, labor, post-secondary education and the non-profit sector, defines its mission as assisting the Department of Education in providing all students relevant and meaningful programs for acquiring high-level academic and workforce preparation skills.
The Council carries out its mission by bringing the business and education communities closer together, fostering collaborations among industry, labor and education and other non-profit professionals. Council members serve as important links between the New York City Public School System and the community, connecting the schools to external resources and information needed to ensure that Department of Education Career and Technical Education policies and programs are current and relevant.
The policy and advisory work of the CTE Council is organized into focused committees:
- Oversees policy and practice, recruits Members
- Funding & Program Planning
- Reviews federal, state and local funding
- Outreach & Marketing
- Creates and manages Council communications
- Students with Disabilities
- Coordinates CTE for special needs students
- Workforce Development
- Analyzes job trends and citywide employment
- Gender Equity
- Monitors equal access across CTE disciplines
- Research and Policy
- Analyzes enrollment, activities and outcomes
- Students Advisory
- Gathers CTE student perspectives
- Parent Engagement
- Informs family and community leaders
The full Council meets five times per year. Council Committees meet more often, as needed.
Industry Advisory Commissions
Much of the hands-on industry-specific work of CTE industry partners is organized by Industry Advisory Commission that support teachers and principals through six main activities:
A separate group of partners — employers, analysts, labor unions, colleges, community organizations and government agencies — contribute time, talent and contacts to link CTE schools to the world of work in targeted groups:
Automotive & Transportation Commission
Construction and Sustainability Commission
Information Technology Commission
To join this group of New York’s outstanding corporate citizens, email CTE Council chairperson Jack Powers or phone 646-207-1967.