the high school for construction trades, engineering and architecture



Our students are "Career and Workforce Ready", and are able to demonstrate awareness and the ability to meet the current rigors and requirements of the career for which they are developing skills. We are preparing the student for transitioning into industry/post-secondary life, and the changes that are emerging in the current workforce. The ultimate goal is that every student will be able to say that after experiencing the career to some degree, that they are confident they can thrive in that environment to meet the challenges and demands of such a career.

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NY EXPLORING - Virtual Sessions

NY Exploring provides exciting activities and one-on-one mentoring for youth looking to discover their future. If you're a young person wanting to uncover the possibilities of your future, Exploring is a great place to start.

All programs will now be streamed on Links to the program’s livestream will become available at at the start time of the respective program.

Architecture & Construction

    • Structure Tone & Gensler - Next "LIVE" Session - Thursday, June 4th, 2020 @4:30pm


    • Healthcare featuring a Registered Nurse - Next "LIVE" Session - TBA
      • Learn about the healthcare field and what life is like as a Registered Nurse!
      • Recordings of previous meetings:

Law Enforcement - Next "LIVE" Session - TBA


    • Various Financial Firms - Next "LIVE" Session - TBA
      • Recordings of previous meetings:
          • Metaprop (Venture Capital Firm) - held Friday, May 22th, 2020 @4:30pm
          • Credit Suisse (Finance) - Zoom no recording - held Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 @4:30pm
          • KPMG (Finance/Auditing/Advisory) - Zoom no recording - held Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020 @4:30pm


If you've attended any of the sessions or have watched a video of a virtual session. Please take a minute to complete the following feedback form.


The summer application for the CTE Industry Scholars Program is now available for Juniors and Seniors. Please read the instructions below and apply.

Application Process:

      • Complete the CTE Industry Scholars Application - (resume required)
          1. Click on this link:
          2. Select CTE Industry Scholars Program (ISP) as the internship program.
          3. Have your Social Security Number and OSIS # ready
          4. An updated résumé is required (upload your résumé in the application)
          5. Parent/ Guardian contact information (phone, email, address)
      • If accepted, a conditional offer outlining the program will be sent to the you for your parent/guardian’s signature.
      • In order to be selected for the program (after the interview) you must also complete the employment verification process (this is currently being modified due to Covid-19). (working papers required - see working papers section below)
      • Students will be notified (via an offer letter) regarding their worksite.


Previous ISP worksites include:

Architecture: HOK, DCAS, Thornton Tomasetti, Andrew Tesoro Architects, Michael Just Architecture, 3D World Rendering, DDG

Aerospace Engineering: Magellan Aerospace, AAR Corp, DCAS, Con Edison

Civil Engineering: Ricci Greene Architects, Sciame

Electrical Engineering: Mamais Contracting Group, Abby Lichtman Designs

Industrial Design: EXR Group, Robert T. Sutter Architects, M&S Schmalberg

Mechatronics: DCAS, Columbia University, Ricci Greene Architects, MTA

Media: Bleu Life Media, KNect364, Brandtuitive, Cowboy Bear Ninja, Kirran Finch, Mount Sinai IT, Oraiko, SpinnerTech, NYIT, Cool Nerd Media, IPG Mediabrands,

Software Engineering: MKL Data, Itemize, Lucky Diem, Treauu Inc, MTA, DIIT, Con Edison, Fyllan, DagTech, Digital Girl, Layer 7 Data Solutions


Below are some virtual sessions you can attend to learn more about possible career paths.


If you've attended any of the sessions or have watched a video of a virtual session. Please take a minute to complete the following feedback form.


The School Construction Authority (SCA) is offering internships to high school students interested in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries. They seek to provide a diverse internship experience along with career mentoring. Assignments may include maintaining files, organizing documents, managing spreadsheets, conducting internet research, attending meetings, and or drafting for students with AutoCAD/Revit proficiency. Students may participate in limited supervised construction site visits with their intern host.

For more information see the application attached. A teacher recommendation is required.


Process for Obtaining Working Papers During COVID-19 School Closures

        1. Parents/guardians and minors complete the appropriate application form and email it to Ms. Seaton.
        2. Students, and if required, the parent or guardian must schedule a video call with Ms. Seaton.
        3. During the video call, the minor presents required documentation.
            • You must have a Doctor's note that only has to say "Physically fit to work"
            • Original Birth Certificate or Passport or State ID
            • Original Social Security Card
            • And the completed AT-17 Application (Top portion ONLY)

All documentation is for FIRST TIME applicants only. If you already have a work permit and need to update from 14-15 to 16-17 or lost their current work permit email Ms. Seaton at:

*** Please Note that if you received your working paper from a different High School you MUST submit all required documents & application then schedule your interview/appointment.

If you're an organization looking to help expand the career & educational experiences of our students please E-mail Mr. Adegbie

Work-Based Learning Coordinator

D. Adegbie | Ph:718-846-6280 |Email: