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Innovative Professional Development in CTE Marked the Summer of 2015

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The Office of Post Secondary Readiness (OPSR) Industry Engagement Team coordinated a wide variety of professional development opportunities for CTE teachers and administrators during the Summer of 2015.

Automotive Externships
GYNADA logoThe Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) and the UFT’s National Industry Certification for Educators (NICE) initiative placed eight CTE teachers from automotive technology and auto body repair programs into businesses throughout the city. Teachers trained intensively on­-site with auto technicians for ten to sixty hours, and the training may be used by teachers towards receiving National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) credits.

ASE Boot Camp
ASEx74Through GNYADA, the UFT’s NICE Initiative and Lincoln Technical Institute, a three­-day boot camp offered eight automotive teachers a chance to intensively prepare and learn testing strategies for  the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests.  A majority of participating teachers passed two or more tests, and three teachers passed all prerequisite tests for ASE certification.

Culinary Externships at Google
Restaurat Associates logoTwo culinary teachers had the opportunity to work alongside Restaurant Associates award-winning chefs at Google Inc. The teachers rotated through Google’s eight kitchens in both the front and back of the house to refresh their skills and provide them with tangible examples to bring back to their classrooms.

Google for Education Training
Through Microsoft’s Innovative Education Trainer Academy in collaboration with the UFT’s NICE Initiative, Success Via Apprenticeship Program participant Damiano Mastrandrea led training on Google for Education for twenty CTE teachers in a two-­day program at Microsoft’s Times Square offices. The sessions provided a step­-by­-step guide on setting up a Google education portal for school-­wide use, website development, parent engagement and learning management.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Train the Trainer
oshax77The UFT and the International Chemical Workers Union presented a four­-day OSHA Train the Trainer Program for sixteen teachers from seven CTE schools. Participants will return in January to complete the second session and receive their OSHA trainer credentials. Seven of these participants are now approved to receive training for OSHA’s Construction Industry Train the Trainer program.

Success Via Apprenticeship (SVA) Teacher Training
svax100Twelve new Success Via Apprenticeship Program SVAs and CTE teachers entering from industry participated in a new teacher boot camp late August covering pedagogical essentials such as lesson planning, effective questioning and classroom management. They were joined by master CTE teachers and administrators who presented on various teaching methodologies.

Sustainability Curriculum Design Studio
Cloud Inst logoThe Cloud Institute lead 20 academic teachers in a six­-day intensive curriculum design studio, part of a holistic integration initiative by NYC DOE’s OPSR to infuse academics, technical training and sustainability education across CTE content areas. Teachers received training on sustainability curriculum standards and design methodology.

Website Design
Graphics Comm logoA collaboration of the Graphics Industry Advisory Commission, CUNY’s City­Tech and the UFT, twenty teachers attended a four-day web design course geared towards updating teachers skills and creating new and innovative ways to incorporate web site creation and design into the curriculum.

Celebrate Graduating Apprentices at the Carpenters’ Open House

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The New York City District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College posts this invitation to a great CTE event:


New York Citywide

Graduating Apprentice

Contest – Exhibits – Open House

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Come in and see exhibits and demonstrations by manufacturers of the latest technologies, tools and materials. Learn “What’s New” in the industry or simply come in and enjoy an interesting day.
All are welcome.

Trade Apprenticeship Application Information

Handouts ~ Giveaways ~ Raffles

Location: 395 Hudson Street

Please use the Clarkson Street Entrance

Gompers Students Build a Model Solar House From Scratch

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Teacher Phil Gazard and scenes from the Gompers CTE High School model house. (Photo: DNAinfo/Patrick Wall)

Students at the Samuel Gompers CTE High School in the South Bronx build a 200-square-foot model house every year as part of their construction trades curriculum. Teacher Phil Gazard provides some of the raw materials himself, and the school administration and industry partner Marjam Supply help out. An article in DNAinfo by Patrick Wall tells the story:

Gazard teaches electro-mechanical installation and repair to juniors and seniors during the day; three evenings a week, he offers a similar course through the school’s adult education program. Most of his high school students have learning or other disabilities…

Gazard, who has worked as a plumber, pipefitter, electrician and machine repairman, has also taught at a school run by the electrical workers union since 1988, and has wielded that connection to land his students — and a few of their parents — union jobs.

A list stapled to a bulletin board in the back of the room names over 100 former students who now do high-paying union work. Next to the list hangs a photocopied note from one of Gazard’s old charges who thanked his former teacher for the “great foundation” he laid.

Read the whole story and see the slide show at

Malloy Inititative has placed 1,209 NYC residents into union apprenticeships

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Through the Edward J. Malloy Inititative for Construction Skills, apprentices who enter the construction industry attend classes paid for by unions and contractors, while simultaneously being employed on projects in their craft throughout New Yor... Read more

Annual Graduating Apprenticeship Event

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The New York City District Council of Carpenters Labor Technical College holds its 41st Annual Graduating Apprentice Event on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. See exhibitions and demonstrations from world-renown manufacturers utilizing the latest technolog... Read more