The CTE Technical Assistance Center operates as a State Contract to assist The New York State Education Department (NYSED) in carrying out its mission of improving the quality, access, and delivery of CTE through research-based methods and strategies resulting in broader CTE opportunities for all students.

  • The CTE Center Increases the capacity of SED to Serve, Support, and Expand CTE across the state
  • BOCES and LEA programs are served
  • The highest needs as determined by NYSED will be the Center’s highest priority
  • The CTE Technical Assistance Center has a 5 year contract beginning January 2016, the Successful Practices Network also held the CTE TAC of NY contract in the previous 5 years.

CTE Technical Assistance Center Work Plan

  • Professional and Leadership Development
  • CTE Program Approval
  • Best Practices / CTE Models
  • Support for Multiple Pathways Initiatives and NYSED priorities
  • CTE Communications and Marketing
  • Networking to strengthen CTE

Support for the CTE Technical Assistance Center (CTE TAC) and this website is provided through a state contract under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 administered by the New York State Education Department.

CTE Staff

Staff Picture

From left to right standing: Bernard Pierorazio, Rie Posillico, Ed Shafer, Gretchen Schwalbach, Tim Ott, Carol Zygo, Charlie Crumb
From left to right seated: Ellen Palazzo, Jerry Pedinotti, Connie Spohn, Tim Cornell, Marsha Iverson
Not pictured: Ted Gershon, Dick Jones