Lincoln and the Big Apple Team Up to Sweeten Tech School for Students
The Queens campus of Lincoln Technical Institute shares a facility with the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, helping open doors to more career opportunities for graduates.
NYC selects Lincoln Tech Queens to kickoff major initiative
Because many hands-on job fields are growing and many people looking for work are unaware of this untapped market, there needs to be a push to help job-seekers overcome the Skills Gap and move into the workforce. With that in mind, New York City is taking a step forward by making technical school more accessible and more visible. The President of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, has teamed up with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Sterling Roberson of the United Federation of Teachers in announcing a plan to increase career and technical education offerings in New York City. Lincoln Tech in Queens, NY will have a role to play in this exciting initiative.
The initiative will be funded by the national teacher union's "Innovation Fund," and will use the New York career and technical education programs as a model for expansion in other cities. The plan involves reaching out in New York, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Miami-Dade County, and Peoria, Illinois. Through post-secondary schools and junior colleges, these cities will aim to provide the needed training for their instructors so they can best support students.
Lincoln Tech and the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association were selected as the training facility for New York City. Lincoln Tech Queens ASE Master Certified Instructors will focus training on technical upgrades to help participants become stronger NYC High School teachers. Training was conducted at the Lincoln Tech Queens location the week of August 17, 2015. This joint effort is a much-needed step toward providing excellent ASE certification preparation training to all Automotive High School Instructors, making it possible for the students of the future to confidently fulfill the roles that are waiting for their skills.
- LTI Queens