Advisory Council for Career & Technical Education for New York City

Advisory Council for Career & Technical Education

Council Mission

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:

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:

Partner wheel

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

C-CAP Careers through Culinary Arts Program NY

Culinary Commission

Graphics Industry Advisory Commission

Healthcare Commission

Information Technology Commission

Justice Resource Center

NYC National Academies

Virtual Enterprises International NYC

To join this group of New York’s outstanding corporate citizens, email  CTE Council chairperson Jack Powers or phone 646-207-1967.