The Mayor's Office of Youth Employment works in partnership with the Department of Education, Department of Youth and Community Development, and City University of New York to support a range of programs that align to the vision of CareerReady NYC. To learn more about these and other programs, please visit the links below or contact us for additional information.

Programs Serving K-12 Students

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Exploring Futures

Exploring Futures is a career exploration pilot to enhance middle school students' awareness of different potential career paths, helping them develop a future-ready mindset with a skillset to match.

Through Exploring Futures, students in grades 6 through 8 begin to link their personal interests to career goals and professional identities. Using a career exploration curriculum, Exploring Futures combines classroom learning with engaging career exposure opportunities through online activities, employer and college site visits, and more. The model offers middle schoolers a research-based program for robust career exploration, beginning with afterschool programming during the 6th grade year and moving into a more formal setting during the school day for 7th and 8th grade. Exploring Futures is a collaboration between ExpandEd, NYC DOE Career & Technical Education (CTE), and the Mayor's Office of Youth Employment (MOYE).

CareerCLUE (Community Learning, Understanding, and Experience)

Launched in 2016, CareerCLUE is an enrichment opportunity for younger high school students that enables them to receive academic credit, explore careers, and engage in paid work-based learning. CareerCLUE combines STEM and Arts-based classroom experiences with hands-on work and explorations through field trips to businesses and service learning opportunities. Throughout, students develop essential college and career readiness skills like collaboration, critical thinking, presentation, as well as norms and expectations of the workplace.  Participating students can earn academic credit and a stipend of $700 for successfully completing the program.

Since its launch in 2016 serving three schools and 81 students, CareerCLUE has grown year by year, increasing the number of students reached at Community Schools and Career and Technical Education high schools across the City. In 2019, the program operated in 19 schools, reaching over 560 participants with ten partner organizations supporting programs in sustainability, coding, web development, mobile app development, digital media, and more.

CareerCLUE is a partnership between the Department of Education (DOE), the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), and the Mayor's Office of Youth Employment (MOYE).

CareerReady Work, Learn & Grow (WLG)

CareerReady WLG is a Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) school-year program, in partnership with the Department of Education (DOE), CUNY, and the Mayor's Office of Youth Employment (MOYE) that offers young people ages 16 to 19 from select public schools in New York City an opportunity to strengthen work readiness skills, explore careers, and receive academic support, including guidance on postsecondary education and the potential to earn college credit.

CareerReady WLG serves over 2,200 students annually at 91 high schools.

CTE Industry Scholars

The DOE Career and Technical Education Industry Scholars Program (CTE-ISP) supports high school students enrolled in CTE programs in advancing their postsecondary education and career aspirations through valuable hands-on experience. Industry Scholars participate in sector-specific work-based learning activities, training, and placement in an internship.

CTE Industry Scholars offers students work readiness, career exploration and internships in eight sectors:

  • Automotive and Transportation
  • Business and Finance
  • Construction and Engineering
  • Culinary
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Media, Technology, and Design

CTE ISP annually serves 600 students in spring-semester internships and up to 1,000 students in summer internships in partnership with DYCD's SYEP program.

CUNY Explorers

CUNY Explorers launched as a program that employed City University of New York (CUNY) students as College Coaches and mentors for DOE students in 6th-8th grade. In Spring 2021, the Mayor's Office of Youth Employment (MOYE) supported an expansion of the program to serve students in 9th and 10th grade, providing college exploration through after-school activities for up to an additional 5,000 students and ensuring that students have the opportunity to visit a college campus to promote academic and life success.

CUNY Tutor Corps

Established in 2016, CUNY Tutor Corps is a partnership with CUNY's Office of K-16 Initiatives and NYC DOE to bring more than 250 students from CUNY colleges into middle and high school classrooms for 12 hours per week, helping them become highly effective tutors and teaching assistants in STEM classrooms. In 2021, the Mayor's Office of Youth Employment (MOYE), Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) and the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City supported an expansion of the program to hire and train an additional 300 CUNY students and support the academic needs of over 7,500 DOE high school students who experienced learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.