Automotive & Transportation

CTE Automotive and Transportation Commission

The CTE Automotive & Transportation Commission is one of the first commissions added to the NYC CTE portfolio with over 16 Automotive & Transportation CTE programs available in 11 schools, serving over 4,100 students. The Commission is co-chaired by Keith Kerman, Chief Fleet Officer, NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services and Daniel Cardoza, Acting Chief Maintenance Officer, NYC Transit, Department of Bus, MTA Bus Company.

This sector encompasses air, sea, rail, road, sightseeing, and support services to transportation. It also includes the automotive repair services industry. There is a large amount of both public and private sector employment, especially in transit and ground transportation. There is a growing large sustainability component with electric buses, hybrid vehicles, and other alternative fuels and an increasing need for mechanics and those with electronic, computer skills and analytical skills in the sector.

Automotive & Transportation Core Commission Members include:

  • AAR Corp
  • DCAS
  • Department of Transportation
  • Faztec Industries
  • Fleeting
  • Ford
  • Greater New York Dealers Association (GNYADA)
  • MTA Bus Company/NYCT Department of Buses
  • MTA Headquarters
  • MTA: NYC Transit
  • NYC Economic Development Corporation/Port NYC
  • Pro Built Auto
  • Toyota
  • Uber
  • Women Auto Know

Be the voice that shapes the future! We invite you to connect with our commission to help inspire and educate CTE students. To learn more about the Automotive & Transportation Commission and specific ways in which you can support schools, please contact Gavaskar Reid, Industry Engagement Manager at

Explore recent Labor Market Data to learn about workforce trends in the Automotive & Transportation industries

PDF icon Spring 2022 CTE Automotive and Transportation Labor Market Tool

Schools with CTE Automotive & Transportation Programs

With over 11 NYC high schools with CTE Automotive & Transportation programs, there are many options for students and families to choose from. Our CTE Program Directory tool can help you explore the comprehensive list of programs available at NYC high schools. Students opting for Automotive & Transportation programs have the unique advantage of being exposed to learning and work opportunities in the key areas noted below as well as industry-relevant credentials. 

CTE Program Directory

Automotive & Transportation Learning Areas:

  • Automotive Technology
  • Auto Body
  • Aviation Maintenance Technology
  • Marine Systems Technology
  • Transit Industrial Electrical
  • Transit Technology
  • Vessel Operations

Key Credentials offered:

  • Automotive Service Excellence Student Certification
  • Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) Certification
  • S/P2 Automotive
  • Marine Systems Technician Certification
  • FAA: Airframe and PowerPlant Certification