Application for New CTE Programs

Annually, the Department of Career and Technical Education (CTE) accepts applications from high schools principals who are interested in opening new CTE programming at their schools.  This year we are issuing an application to identify schools that would like to open new CTE programs to meet the needs of the school and students, aligned with labor market demands, to provide students with innovative college and career preparation opportunities, and are considered fiscally conservative with the equipment and capital needs.


Once the application is submitted, it will be scored by a team of CTE staff members. Top scoring applications will move on to a facilities review and principal meeting. Schools that do not complete an application will not be considered for any new CTE programming.


Download the 2015-2016 Application for new CTE programs.

Please submit your completed application to Alison Perez at  by 5 pm on Friday, December 4, 2015.


Application Timeline


Application for New Programs Open October 26, 2015
Conferences to Assist Schools with ProposalsCompleted Proposals Due (optional) November 12th – December 4th
Application Due December 4th
Review of Proposals by CTE staff December 7th – 18th
Review Potential Programs with Network Chiefs and additionalstakeholders (i.e. FACE, IGA) January 4th -8th
Principal Meetings and Facilities Walk-Throughs January 11th – 22nd
Approved Programs Notification February 8th


For any questions, please contact Alison Regalado Perez, Manager of Strategy & Performance, at or (773) 553-2106.

Upcoming Events

Gates Millennium Scholarship – December 1st Writing Workshop

Students will be working on drafts of their essays and application  at Julian HS on Tuesday, December 1,


Gates Millennium Scholarship – December 2nd Writing Workshop

Students will be working on drafts of their essays and application at Al Raby HS


Gates Millennium Scholarship – December 3rd Writing Workshop

Students will be working on drafts of their essays and application at Amundsen HS on Thursday,