The Urban Assembly has created seven CTE schools, featuring over 20 career pathways, dozens of related work-based learning experiences, and partnerships with over 30 leading industry employers. Recognized as a leader in Career & Technical Education (CTE), The Urban Assembly is also a convener of CTE profesionals and partners. On December 13 th 2014, The Urban Assembly hosted a Career & Technical Education Symposium: Preparing Today's Youth for the 21st Century Economy at New York University's Kimmel Center, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase Foundation.
The symposium brought together nearly 200 participants representing leaders in the field of CTE including experts, policy advisors, funders, and public and private sector partners. Speakers included Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and former Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education Dr. Brenda Dann-Messier.