CTE (Career & Technical Education)


At the Queens Transition Center, our Community Based Learning Program is designed to prepare participating students for independent adult life, including the world of work.  At approximately 17-18 years of age, students who are In Alternate Assessment settings are transitioned into Community Based Learning Internships where they spend their day learning work readiness skills, academics and social skills.  Students are supervised by NYC Department of Education staff (Job Coaches) as well as business partners to gain practical, relevant and hands on skills in selected career clusters.  

Clusters include, but are not limited to:

Health Services, Senior Care, Custodial Services, Grounds and Building Maintenance, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Food Preparation, Culinary Arts and Retail businesses.   

Our business partners support our students in increasing Post Secondary opportunities, potential employment opportunities, and future employment training opportunities, independent living skills and community integration. 



Transition Services are designed to map out a plan for students to work step-by-step toward success in their identified post secondary goals.

At QTC, the Transition Linkage Coordinator meets with students, parents/guardians and advocates to develop Individual Transition Plans before students age out of NYC public schools. Utilizing the gathered information, the Transition Team is able to develop a full picture of the individuals’ abilities, interests and goals.

The Transition Process is designed to help students move smoothly from school to adult life.


Sheryl Goodman - Job Developer & Transition Linkage Coordinator
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