2016 - 2017 PCTI News & Press Releases

2016 - 2017 School Year
Graduating the 53rd Class of Passaic County Technical Institute
Faculty, staff, and students of Passaic County Technical Institute marched into summer with the 53rd annual commencement ceremony. On Thursday, June 22nd, more than 780 seniors...

PCTI Faculty & Staff “Driven To Give” with Lincoln Event
On Tuesday, June 20th, Passaic County Technical Institute’s Education Foundation partnered with Lincoln of Wayne to participate in their “Driven to Give” event...

PCTI Freshman Awarded Debt-Free Education
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) freshman and member of the School of Engineering Technology, Shana’E Walker, was selected...

NJSCA Honors PCTI Student & Guidance Counselor
Soon to be graduate of Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Academy of Finance, Qian Zhang recently submitted an essay to...

Superior Rating Earns PCTI Student Golden Ticket to Thespian Festival
In January, Rachel Polzer, a junior at Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI), competed in the Monologue Event at the NJ Thespian Festival. Her performance...

PCTI Celebrates Senior Awards Night with Scholarships
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) held its annual Senior Awards Night that saw members of the Class of 2017 receive generous scholarships for...

PCTI Student Trio Heading to Ivy League
Passaic County Technical Institute’s soon-to-be graduates Samantha Carrillo, Pooja Nahar, and Christopher Valencia have all been accepted to and will be attending...

PCTI Honors a Memorable Memorial Day
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) opened its doors to veterans across Passaic County to pay respect and reverence during the school’s Memorial Day assembly. At the event’s helm was...

PCTI Receives National Award for Stellar Graphic Arts Program
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) was selected as among the best of the best when Advance CTE recognized eleven Career and Technical Education programs with the national Excellence in Action Award, a prestigious honor that...

PCTI Video Production Students Win Big at Three Film Festivals
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Video Production program have been racking up wins at separate three film festivals. Their participation in...

PCTI Claims 27 Medals at SkillsUSA State Competition
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) demonstrated incredible skill when they went head to head with...

PCTI Receives Top Awards for W!SE Financial Literacy
On April 19th, students and faculty of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) were invited attended the W!SE (Working in Support of Education) 100 Best High Schools Teaching Personal Finance ceremony. It was here that...

PCTI Students Prep for Future Careers with Donated Ford Engine
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) automotive students and instructors welcomed associates from Ford Motor Company and Lincoln of Wayne recently. The occasion was to...

PCTI Students Receive National Award with Prestigious “Gracie” Win
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Video Production students – Paola Apolinario, Kristalee Estrella, Erika Robertson, and Courtney Whyte – were honored with...

PCTI’s In the Heights Opens with Sold Out Show
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) production of In the Heights opened to a sold out performance on Friday, March 31st. Luckily, musical lovers were given...

PCTI HOSA Students Take Home 38 State Medals!
Academy of Medical Arts students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) tested their knowledge and skill when they competed in...

PCTI Celebrates Wellness with Special Day
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) held its first annual Wellness Day, which encouraged students to learn about stress and relief and mental health resources. Counselors and nurses were on hand to provide guidance and blood pressure screenings...

PCTI Culinary ProStart Students State Champions!
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Culinary Arts students have been declared ProStart State Champions, earning them the opportunity to travel to Charleston, South Carolina to represent New Jersey at the 16th Annual National ProStart Invitational! Team members Lucia Alarcon, Casey Creazzo, Melany Estrada, Shyla Hernandez, and Maricela Pina will have a limited amount of time to prepare gourmet menu items that they spent countless hours and months perfecting...

PCTI Students Bound for Houston, Finalists of NASA HUNCH Culinary Challenge
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Culinary Arts students Cristine Guzman, Ashley Moran, Riya Rana, and Carolan Terrero recently competed in the NASA Hunch Culinary Challenge, which encourages participants to design meals for astronauts to enjoy while aboard the International Space Station (ISS)...

Celebrating a Golden Era with Fifty Years of Service
Mae Remer, a lifetime resident of Clifton, has the type of drive and dedication that is truly timeless. For the past fifty years, she has served nobly as a conscientious employee of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI), with titles that include Secretary to the MDTA Director, Assistant Board Secretary, and her title since 1984, Board Secretary...

PCTI Celebrates CTE Month with Visitations
SkillsUSA students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) traveled to local businesses and county agencies during the third week of February in honor of Career and Technical Education Month. The month long event celebrates the vital role of career and technical education in building successful futures for students...

PCTI Consumer Bowl Team Are Passaic County Champs!
Congratulations to the Consumer Bowl team of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) for being declared County Champions! These Academy of Finance Students have advanced to the Northern Region level and will compete on April 7th at the Essex County Hospital Center in Cedar Grove...

PCTI Culinary Instructor Featured on “Chopped”
Passaic County Technical Institute Culinary Instructor, Peter Santero of Bridgewater, was selected to compete on the Food Network’s hit series, “Chopped!” The episode will air on January 31st and is titled “Game Day Party.” Contestants will be challenged via a football-themed competition that requires them to create elevated game day food...

PCTI Students Pioneer Dental Drive for Dominican Republic Orphans
“Double E” Dental Drive started as a dream of Eleny Pereyra and Emily Duval of Clifton, both Academy of Medical Arts sophomores at Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI). With a little ingenuity and a whole lot of help from fellow classmates, as well as the entire PCTI family, the drive raised enough funds to create one thousand dental kits, which were donated to orphans in the Dominican Republic...

PCTI Alumni Coach Finance Students in the Art of Cultivating their Futures
Alumni Disnalda Vargas and Ramon Duran returned to Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) to impart knowledge to Academy of Finance students. An informative exchange highlighted the educational paths of Vargas and Duran, who coached current PCTI students on the best choices to make after graduation...

Columbia Bank Declared PCTI’s Business Partner of the Year!
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) announced their Business Partner of the Year for 2016-2017 and the honor goes to none other than Columbia Bank!...

PCTI Celebrates Season of Giving with Toy Drive
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) are making the holiday season one to remember with their annual Toy Drive event. This year, the high school collected 684 toys for the Catholic Family & Community Services in Paterson, New Jersey. The event was sponsored by the new school organization, LEAP (Leaders Emerging Amongst Peers). PCTI has been involved with this charitable tradition for the past thirteen years...

PCTI Channels Reason for Season with Food Drive Event
Student Council/Interact members of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) channeled the spirit of the season with their annual Food Drive event. The outreach initiative inspired hundreds of donations from members of the entire PCTI family...

PCTI Holds Touching Pearl Harbor Assembly
On December 7th, Passaic County Technical Institute held a very special assembly in honor of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Hundreds of veterans were in attendance and special guests included the Paterson Fire Department Honor Guard, members of the Emerald Society, Joe Galafaro (recipient of the Croix de Guerre), American Legion Department Commander Roger Gengaro, and more...

PCTI’s Bulldogs Go Pink!
Members of Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Student Council/Interact and the Class of 2018 joined together to take down cancer when they raised money for the Susan G. Komen foundation. These outstanding Bulldogs collected a total of $4,277.84 to be donated to the charitable organization...

PCTI Selected to Host HTEC Conference
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) welcomed Neil McGill of Allendale Machinery when the school hosted this year’s Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) Conference. PCTI was selected as the location of choice due to the success of past partnerships with the NASA HUNCH program and the Gene Haas Foundation...

PCTI Students Selected to Youth Advisory Council
Three distinguished students from Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) have been nominated for the 11th District’s Congressional Youth Advisory Council. Aleksey Strekalov, Gabriela Juniewicz, and Przemyslaw Juniewicz, will meet with Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen on Monday, November 21st. As part of the Youth Advisory Council program, students will learn about the inner workings of the United States’ federal government and will participate in a year of engaging activities...

Three PCTI Students Honored with AP Scholar Awards
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments on their AP exams with the AP Scholar Awards. Aleksey Strekalov and Scott Boorman of Wayne both earned the AP Scholar with Honor– which is reserved for those who receive an average of 3.25 on all AP Exams and scores 3 or higher on four or more on their exams...

“Voice” Contestant Wé McDonald Reconnects with Roots, Visits PCTI
Paterson local and contestant on NBC’s “the Voice,” Wé McDonald, has returned to her alma mater of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) to speak with students about her experiences as part of a hit television competition...

PCTI’s Education Foundation Golf Scholarship Classic Rallies Funds “for the Kids!”
For the past nineteen years, Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Education Foundation has been improving the learning endeavors of faculty and students of the career and technical high school. The recent Annual Golf Scholarship Classic was the most successful event to date and raised more than $85,000 for student scholarships and teacher grants!...

PCTI Honors 9/11 with Touching Tribute
A decade and a half has passed since the United States experienced the devastatingly tragic attacks of 9/11. Each year, Passaic County Technical Institute honors the memory of those who lost their lives with a commemorative assembly...

PCTI Recognized by LMTI with “Change Award”
Members of Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) chapter of the Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute (LMTI) recently attended the program’s Summer Conference where they were honored with the distinguished “Change Award.” Students were recognized for the peer to peer awareness projects they enacted during last year. This includes their SNAP Week initiative, Prom Awareness campaign, and other events...

PCTI Student Inducted into AAUW Girls Hall of Fame
The Greater Wayne Area (GWA) Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has chosen Alysha Acosta of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) as one of four young women to be inducted into their Girls Hall of Fame. The honor was received in light of Alysha’s Passion Project, “The Trauma Lives On...”