CTE Industry
Scholars Program

We support CTE high school students in advancing their post-secondary education and career aspirations through valuable work-based learning activities.

About CTE Industry Scholars

Launched in 2016, the CTE Industry Scholars Program (ISP) supports CTE high school students in advancing their post-secondary education and career aspirations through valuable work-based learning activities. CTE ISP is comprised of a six-week, industry-specific summer and school year internships and a variety of career activities aimed at helping CTE students (ages 16-18) apply their skills in authentic industry settings, while also gaining real-world work experience. The internship experience provided to the students is a paid internship funded by the DOE.

CTE ISP internships represent CTE fields of study, including:

  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Business & Finance
  • Construction & Sustainability
  • Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism
  • Engineering, Architecture & Robotics
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Media Technology & Design.

Launched in 2016, the CTE Industry Scholars Program (ISP) supports CTE high school students in advancing their post-secondary education and career aspirations through valuable work-based learning activities. CTE ISP is comprised of a six-week, industry-specific summer and school year internships and a variety of career activities aimed at helping CTE students (ages 16-18) apply their skills in authentic industry settings, while also gaining real-world work experience. The internship experience provided to the students is a paid internship funded by the DOE.

CTE ISP internships represent CTE fields of study, including:

Automotive & Transportation

Business & Finance

Construction & Sustainability

Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism

Engineering, Architecture & Robotics

Healthcare

Information Technology

Media Technology & Design.

Overall Internship Outcomes

Since launching the CTE Industry Scholars Program (CTE ISP) in 2016, the program has provided high quality, industry aligned internships to 7,187 CTE high school students in New York City. Each year the program has increased the scale of students served by enhancing the program model and refining the processes, systems and technology used.

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Year 1 Internships
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Year 2 Internships
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Year 3 Internships
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Year 4
WBL Placements
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Year 5
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Total Placements

Businesses Served

More than 1,800 businesses have engaged in the program to date providing meaningful career exploration for CTE students by hosting career days and workplace tours, providing job shadowing opportunities and externships for teachers, conducting mock interviews and resume reviews for students, and hosting student interns specializing in their industry.

To support the needs of CTE students where they live and learn, CTE ISP welcomes the participation of small businesses. Approximately 81% of the employers that host CTE ISP interns are small businesses with less than 100 employees. The average CTE ISP employer hosts three to four interns providing structured, meaningful work experiences that align with the student’s career interests.

Career Exploration & Work Readiness

More than 10,000+ students have been provided high quality work-based learning activities geared to their CTE track. An average of 50-100 events have been organized annually serving students from the eight different industry sectors.

Here is a sample of some of the different employers that engaged in career exploration:

  • Blue Apron hosted a Kitchen Tour for culinary students

  • BNY Mellon held a Futures in Tech Career Day engaging more than 120 IT students in a hackathon and design sprint

  • Brooklyn Bridge Marriott hosted a job shadow for students specializing in hospitality

  • Cisco hosted a workplace tour for students pursuing IT careers

  • SIFMA Foundation hosted a Careers in Business event for 90 business & finance students

  • Twitter hosted a workplace tour for media, tech and design students