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The CTE Technical Assistance Center collaborates with a number of related organizations to provide services and support to CTE Educators across New York State

NYSEDNew York State Education Department (NYSED)

The New York State Education is the funding organization for CTE TAC through a five-year contract, funded with federal Carl D. Perkins Act state allocations.

New York State Education Department regulations and policies guide NY CTE programs. The Department is committed to providing high-quality CTE opportunities for all students. New York State’s CTE delivery system consists of over 1,100 CTE providers, serving over one million students in school districts, BOCES, and postsecondary institutions.

The Office of Career and Technical Education provides policy oversight for CTE oversees activities in Perkins grant administration, Civil Rights, Workplace Learning, and Driver Education. CTE studies are organized in New York in the following content areas:

  • Agricultural education
  • Business & Marketing education
  • Family & Consumer Sciences education
  • Health Occupations education
  • Technology education
  • Trade, Technical & Industrial education

NYSDOLNew York State Department of Labor

The New York State Department of Labor fosters economic growth by supporting a highly skilled workforce. The One Stop Career Center system connects businesses and workers. The web site provides information to businesses and workers to help them access and better understand our workforce development system. It also presents information, technical assistance, resources and funding opportunities to help local workforce investment area staff, one-stop partners and other workforce professionals build a better workforce development system.

The following are some important resources for schools:

The New York State Department of Labor’s (NYSDOL) Career Development and Youth Initiatives Office serves as a single point of contact to support the work of professionals preparing youth for education, career, and life success. The office was created in September of 2009 in order to disseminate NYSDOL resources and provide technical assistance to programs and organizations involved with youth. The focus of the Youth Office is around career planning and management for youth across New York State.

The premier tool for helping youth explore and learn about the world-of-work is Career Zone. This internet based, interactive resources is made available to youth, educators, counselors, parents/guardians, and job seekers at no cost to users. The website provides valuable, up-to- date career information on over 800 occupations and over 400 real world-of-work videos. There are additional features where youth can assess their interests in order to explore careers and develop budgets around an occupation’s wages and the youth’s lifestyle choices.

OCTAEOffice of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)

OCTAE in the US Department of Education, administers, coordinates programs that are related to adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges.

Advance CTE Advance CTE

Advance CTE is the Washington D.C.-based professional society of the state and territory agency heads responsible for career technical education. The association has a membership of over 200 members who share the state directors' commitment to quality secondary, postsecondary, and adult levels education.

CETECenter of Education and Training for Employment (CETE) 

The Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE), Center for Special Needs Populations (CSNP), and Center for Learning Excellence (CLEX). CETE bridges research and practice through work in standards, curriculum, assessment, and evaluation. We have added capacity in teacher preparation, professional development, information management, communication technologies, resource development, and technical assistance.

CORDCenter for Occupational Research (CORD) 

CORD is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to leading change in education. To help communities and states achieve their educational goals, CORD partners with faculty and administrators to develop solutions that address specific challenges. CORD has partnered with consortia from all 50 states to develop the pioneering contextual academic curriculum series CORD Applied Mathematics, Applications in Biology/Chemistry, and Principles of Technology, established national networks for educational improvement and innovation such as the National Career Pathways Network and the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers.

NAPENational Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)

The National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) NAPE is a consortium of state and local agencies, corporations, and national organizations committed to the advancement of equity and diversity in classrooms and workplaces where there are no barriers to opportunities.

NACTENational Association for Career and Technical Education Information (NACTEI) 

NACTEI is dedicated to the development and improvement of career technical education information, finance and accountability systems.

NCPNNational Career Pathways Network (NCPN)

The National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) is a membership organization for educators, employers and others involved in the advancement of Career Pathways, career technical education (CTE), and related education reform initiatives.

NCiCTENational Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education 

The National Center for Innovation in Career and Technical Education (NCICTE), was funded in 2012 and authorized under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV). NCiCTE features proposed research by the center, related research in the CTE resource section, and online training modules that provide guidance for translating the center’s studies into practice at your college, district, or school.

NC3TThe National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T)

NC3T, founded by Hans Meeder and Brett Pawlowski, fosters regional college-career pathway systems that are supported and led by alliances of educators, employers, and civic organizations. NC3T provides planning, coaching, technical assistance and tools to help community-based leadership teams plan and implement their college-career pathway systems.

NCWENational Council for Workforce Education

The National Council for Workforce Education is a private, nonprofit, professional organization committed to promoting excellence and growth in workforce education at the postsecondary level.

Girls Collaborative ProjectNational Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) 

The NGCP brings together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

NRCCTENational Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) 

NRCCTE is the primary agent for generating scientifically based knowledge, dissemination, professional development, and technical assistance to improve career and technical education (CTE) in the U.S.

SPNSuccessful Practices Network (SPN)

The Successful Practices Network (SPN) is the host for the NYS CTE TAC and is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2003 through a generous gift by Bill and Bonnie Daggett. SPN is committed to supporting schools in achieving a culture of rigor, relevance and relationships for all students. SPN works with schools, districts, regional education centers, state departments of education and other partner organizations to provide resources, best practices, data, research, and technical assistance.


WeSurveysLogo 4CWe Surveys

The We Surveys are easy-to-use tools that ask students, staff and community members to share their perceptions anonymously about the learning environment, quality of instruction and leadership in a school or district. Survey results are presented in a detailed report that can guide decisions about school improvement.

Feedback from students and staff about their experiences in school can initiate innovative, meaningful school change. When school is an exciting place to be, students are engaged and staff feels empowered to help students reach their goals. Schools can request additional survey analysis and strategic planning support.