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Topics in the News:
Vperspective | June 7, 2018 >>
At the HERstory brunch in March at union headquarters i, UFT members were able to relax while receiving massages and feel pampered while having their nails manicured and their makeup applied, all by career and technical education students from Queens Vocational HS in Long Island City. Those 25 cosmetology students were demonstrating how the CTE process works, applying the skills they mastered in school in a real-world setting.
News stories | June 7, 2018 >>
There was something for everyone at the Spring Education Conference’s bustling exhibit hall where members filled shopping bags with vendors’ giveaways and marveled at the accomplishments of the career and technical education high school students demonstrating their skills.
Feature stories | May 3, 2018 >>
The 3-D models that students create in Jawnuta DiSclafani’s architecture class represent more than a class assignment to create a bedroom or design a building. They challenge the students to rethink how they see the world.
Around the UFT | May 3, 2018 >>
More than 1,500 students from high schools around New York City and throughout the world gathered at Pier 92 on Manhattan’s West Side on April 17 for the annual Virtual Enterprise International trade fair.
News stories | March 1, 2018 >>
Dozens of CTE educators were recognized on Feb. 15 for teaching 21st-century skills and preparing students for college and careers.
Around the UFT | December 7, 2017 >>
Students representing nine Career and Technical Education HS culinary programs had a real world look at the hospitality industry on Oct. 25 at the fall dinner of Les Amis d’Escoffier Society of New York.
Testimony | November 27, 2017 >>
UFT Vice President for Career and Technical Education Sterling Roberson testified before the City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor and the Committee on Small Business regarding career pathways and workforce development systems.
Testimony | October 23, 2017 >>
UFT Vice President for Career and Technical Education Sterling Roberson testified before the joint City Council Committees on Education and Higher Education regarding earning an associate's degree in high school.
Around the UFT | August 3, 2017 >>
Student talent — from fashion and award design to culinary and musical skill — was on display at William H. Maxwell Career and Technical Education HS in East New York, Brooklyn, as Maxwell hosted a fashion show on June 16.
News stories | June 1, 2017 >>
The wonder of the vast and busy exhibit hall at the Spring Education Conference was a student pedaling a bicycle at top speed that activated a blender mounted on the back to puree a raspberry smoothie.
News stories | April 6, 2017 >>
Dozens of CTE educators were recognized at the 2017 Career and Technical Education Awards Recognition Ceremony on March 13, a celebration of the program that prepares students for high-skill, high-wage careers.
Vperspective | March 2, 2017 >>
LIC HS's culinary arts program is an example of how Career and Technical Education programs keep students engaged and interested in school and prepare them for high-skill, high-wage careers and life after high school.
Around the UFT | December 1, 2016 >>
Students at the Academy of Finance and Enterprise in Long Island City, Queens, have something in common with Google: a computer lab with no walls.
Resolution in support of streamlining the process to approve career and technical education programs
Union resolutions | October 19, 2016 >>
The UFT calls on the State Education Department to streamline, rationalize and simplify the CTE program approval process and requirements.
Testimony | September 21, 2016 >>
UFT Vice President for Career and Technical Education Sterling Roberson testified before the City Council Committee on Education regarding expanding career and technical education and Int. No. 1099 and No. 1193.
News stories | June 2, 2016 >>
There was something for everyone in the bustling exhibit hall where conference-goers learned about the wide-ranging student projects and programs underway in career and technical education high schools citywide.
News | June 2, 2016 >>
New York City career and technical education students walked off with 41 medals — 19 of them gold — in 26 different contests in the New York State SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Competition in Syracuse over the spring break in April.
Around the UFT | March 3, 2016 >>
The UFT kicked off Career and Technical Education Month on Feb. 1 with CTE at the CORE: Helping Students Map Their Futures, a conference at union headquarters in Manhattan.
Vperspective | March 3, 2016 >>
CTE educators face a major challenge: seeing our role in a broader way. We don’t impart only practical skills and knowledge; we also teach math, science, English and the social sciences as we prepare our students for careers.