Queens Voc Junior Takes Top 10 Honors in Nationwide Cisco Networking Competition


Queens Vocational & Technical High School student Esteban Ansaldo beat over a thousand high school and college students to place in the Top 10 of the Cisco Networking Academy CCENT Netriders Competition held last week.  The  Netriders competition is an IT skills competition that showcases students’ networking skills in a theoretical and virtual hands on exam. The CCENT […]

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Brooklyn Students Work Internships Underwater


This week, a New York Times article by Lisa W. Foderaro described New York’s wettest internships served in the coral exhibit at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island. Students from the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School on Governor’s Island don scuba gear and provide essential underwater maintenance work inside the 167,000 gallon Glover’s […]

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Adobe-Certified Students Can Enter ACA World Championships, Deadline May 15


Seth Swindle of Certiport writesn about the 2014 Adobe World Championship: We would love to see a NYC student representing the United States! Three students from the United States will win an all-expenses-paid trip to compete in the World Championship Round in Anaheim, California from July 27-30. During the World Championship Round, students from around […]

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CTE Students Sweep Young Entrepreneurs Awards in Staten Island Competition


Most of the thirteen finalists in last week’s Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneurs Academy competition are students in Career and Technical Education programs, showcasing their abilities for the leaders of the business community on Staten Island. In her “Shark Tank” pitch, Tottenville High School student Danielle Aylmer combined her entrepreneurial talents and her Dental Technology learning […]

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Study: Innovative Construction Skills Program Places CTE Graduates in Middle-Class Careers


A study released this week by Columbia University found that the Edward J. Malloy Initiative for Construction Skills, an innovative workforce development model for students in New York’s CTE schools, has been succeeding in placing minority youth in middle-class careers in the construction industry. The report, Expanding Opportunity for Middle Class Jobs In New York City: Minority […]

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CTE Schools to Host Inaugural Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) Hackathon


The Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) program is gearing up for its first-ever student hackathon on April 26 from 10;00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Taking place at two locations simultaneously — Queens Vocational & Technical High School and Urban Assembly Gateway School for Technology — the all-day event is expected to draw in 200 current SEP […]

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Edison’s National CTE Honor Society Showcases Student Work at Career Expo


Last Saturday, student members of the National Technical Honor Society chapter housed at Thomas A. Edison CTE High School held a CTE Career Expo demonstrating their work and talking about their career plans. Drawing on Edison’s extensive CTE portfolio, exhibits covering Graphic Arts Technology, Electrical Installation Web Development, Mechanical Technology, Computer Repair and Robotics showcased a […]

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Staten Island Student Sparks Hospital Education Series


Tottenville High School student Ryan Sipp was working at Staten Island University Hospital as part of his school’s CTE Med Lab program when he suggested to the hospital staff that students would be interested in the work that they do. After networking with teachers, students, doctors and hospital administrators, the result was “Exploring Health Care Careers”, a regular […]

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