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

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From left to right standing: Bernard Pierorazio, Gretchen Schwalbach, Todd Daggett,  Dick Jones, Tim Ott
Connie Spohn, Mike Woods, Rie Posillico From left to right seated: Marsha Iverson, Liz Centi, Jerry Pedinotti, Ellen Palazzo, Dawn Mastroianni 
Not pictured: Charlie Crumb