The New NY Education Reform Commission recently released recommendations for an initial Action Plan to improve student achievement in the state. Among the nine preliminary recommendations included in the report was a proposal to expand Career Technical Education (CTE) in order to bridge the gap from high school to college.
â€œNew York should leverage existing resources and public-private support to establish high tech CareerÂ and Technical Education programs in every region.,â€ according to the report, which was written by the 25-member commission. New York business owners reported to the commission on the significant gap in workforce preparation in schools and on their own readiness to collaborate with the schools to better prepare and serve students.
â€œExpanded, high quality Career and Technical Education programs will improve graduation rates, better prepare students for successful careers, and strengthen the Stateâ€™s economy by supplying New York businesses with the highly-skilled workers they need for current and future job opportunities by providing students with meaningful internships and apprenticeships to develop their professional skills and interests.â€
The commission is expected to convene in the fall to expand on the recommendations.
Erin Uy, Communications and Marketing Manager