PCTI News & Press Releases

2018 - 2019 School Year
PCTI STEM Academy Students Win Big at Life Science Diversity Conference
Students from Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Diana C. Lobosco STEM Academy recently competed in a Shark Tank style competition as part of the Life Science Diversity Conference.

PCTI Students Place in ASL Literature Competition
American Sign Language Students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) recently competed in the Virtual Eric Malzkuhn ASL Literature Competition.

PCTI Rho Kappa Students Donate to Local Pantry
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society sponsored a donation drive during the month of May to benefit the New Hope Community Ministries Food Pantry in Prospect Park, NJ.

PCTI Earns Bronze at Annual County Cook-Off
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) were invited to participate in the 8th Annual County Vocational-Technical School Cook-Off Challenge where their delectable Short Rib Voulevant earned them the People’s Choice Bronze Award!

PCTI Students Make History at SkillsUSA State Competition
Five students from Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) made history for the second year in a row when they were crowned fourth place winners out of forty-six teams at the National ProStart Invitational in Washington, D.C.!

PCTI Video Production Students Win Big at Film Festivals
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Video Production program achieved sweeping wins at multiple film festivals! Incredible awards were achieved at the Montclair Film Festival and the Passaic County Film Festival.

PCTI Students Take Home Awards at FBLA State Competition
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) recently competed in the NJ Future Business Leaders of America Competition. Nine students placed, with four receiving gold, silver, and bronze awards!

Senior PCTI Students Awarded Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship
Passaic County Technology Institute’s (PCTI) School of Applied Engineering recently received scholarship funds from the Gene Haas Foundation. The generous $12,000 donation will be awarded to soon-to-be graduates...

PCTI Health & Medical Science Students Honored for Community Service
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) seniors Eleny Pereyra and Emily Duval are no strangers to donating their time and talents to raising funds for those in need. Now, both students are being recognized by the County Superintendent for their “E & E Community Service Project,”...

PCTI Ranks 2nd in the Nation: W!se 100 Best High Schools
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI), the career and technical high school in Wayne, NJ, recently placed 2nd in the nation on the 2019 “100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” list.

PCTI’s Bulldogs “Take Action” with Week of Events
During the week of April 8th , students and faculty of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) put a spotlight on important topics with the Bulldogs Take Action Week.

PCTI Students Get Published
Creative Writing students of Passaic County Technical Institute earned the honor of being published in “Stranger Sagas – Authors from NJ.

PCTI Dancer Recognized with Governor’s Award
School of Performing Arts Dance student, Nicole Arakaki, was selected by NJPAC to receive the Governor’s Award for her outstanding achievements in the arts.

PCTI Students Recognized by National Organization with Awards of Excellence
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute were invited to attend a three day summer program in Cambridge, MA where they were praised as high- achieving high school students devoting their lives to science and technology.

PCTI Dancer Receives Statewide Award
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) students have made it past the preliminary round of the NASA HUNCH competition and will be continuing on to the national level!

PCTI Dancer Receives Statewide Award
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) junior, Brianna Izquierdo of the School of Performing Arts, is being recognized for her artistry in dance with the Statewide Artistic Merit and Leadership Award!

PCTI Student Earns America’s Best High School Pastry Chef Title!
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Stephanie Solano of the School of Culinary Arts competed against high school students at the Culinary Institute of New York at Monroe College for the coveted title of America’s Best High School Pastry Chef.

PCTI Donates to Habitat for Humanity
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Class of 2022 recently held a Blue Jeans Day in honor of the Paterson Habitat for Humanity. In exchange for a donation, faculty, staff, and students were able to wear blue jeans to school. The event raised nine hundred and four dollars for the local organization.

PCTI Student Accepted to West Point Military Academy
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) senior, Sebastian Balcazar of Haledon, was accepted into West Point Military Academy.

The Market Basket, Inc. Declared PCTI’s Business Partner of the Year!
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) announced their esteemed Business Partner of the Year for 2018-2019 and the honor goes to The Market Basket, Inc.!

PCTI ProStart Students are State Champions!
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Culinary team has been named ProStart State Champions and earned the distinct opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for the 18 th Annual National ProStart Invitational.

PCTI’s Consumer Bowl Team Declared Passaic County Champs!
Congratulations to the Consumer Bowl team of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) for being declared County Champions!

PCTI’s Thanya Begum Bound for Princeton!
Senior at Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI), Thanya Begum, has been recognized as a National QuestBridge Scholar and will be attending Princeton University on a full scholarship!

PCTI Celebrates Career & Technical Education with National Month Long Event
During February, Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) will be joining countless organizations in celebrating National Career and Technical Education Month.

PCTI Football Players Sign with Universities
On Wednesday, February 6th Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) held a formal ceremony to honor the senior members of the 2018 Varsity Football Team...

PCTI Places on the College Board’s AP® District Honor Roll!
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP® District Honor Roll.

Columbia Bank Foundation Donates 20k to PCTI Ed Foundation
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Education Foundation was the recipient of a twenty-thousand dollar donation from the Columbia Bank Foundation to benefit student learning.

Manufacturing Students Make School History with NIMS Credential
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Manufacturing Technology students made school history when they received their first NIMS credential...

PCTI Students Take Home STANJ Awards
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute’s School of Performing Arts recently participated in the Speech and Theatre Association of NJ state competition.

PCTI Mock Trial Team Declared Passaic County Champs!
Congratulations to the Mock Trial team of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) for being declared the 2019 Passaic County Mock Trial Champions!

PCTI Students Win Big with "Top Tech" Scholarships
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute’s School of Automotive Technology recently participated in Universal Technical Institute’s Top Tech Challenge...

PCTI Instructor Earns Master Distinction with Project Lead the Way
Passaic County Technical Institute Instructor Margaret Miller is being recognized by the CEO of Project Lead the Way, Vince Bertram, as a Master Teacher for Digital Electronics.

ASL Student Collaboration with Security Staff Reinforces Clear Communication
American Sign Language students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) collaborated with the school’s security personnel to teach communication tools...

Partnership Between PCTI & WPUNJ Fosters Wonderful Music
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Performing Arts Music program have partnered with William Paterson University to foster an educationally enriching endeavor.

PCTI Film Awarded "Best Writing" at Film Festival
Gabriel Soto (Passaic) of Passaic County Technical Institute’s Video Production program was recently honored at the Ramapo Film Festival.

PCTI Senior Signs with University of Rhode Island
On Wednesday, December 12 th , Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) held a formal ceremony to honor senior athlete, Sydney Shannon...

PCTI Channels Giving Season with Extraordinary Food Drive Event
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) embraced the season of giving with the annual Food Drive event.

PCTI Spreads Comfort and Warmth with Coat Collection
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) peer leadership organization, TI@ti, joined the Jersey Cares Coat Sort Off initiative to foster warmth during the holiday season.

PCTI Gives Gift of Good Tidings With Holiday Toy Drive
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) are giving those in need a healthy dose of holiday cheer with their annual Toy Drive event.

PCTI Student Wins Gold in National ASL Art Contest
Micah Demarest of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) placed first in the national ASLHS (American Sign Language Honor Society) Chuck Baird Memorial Art Competition for 2018!

PCTI Awarded Wise Distinction
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) has been recognized by W!se – “Working in Support of Education,” a program which strives to...

PCTI Senior Signs with University of Maine
On Tuesday, November 20th, Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) held a formal ceremony to honor Ashley Martinez...

PCTI Raises Big Check Funds For Cancer
Members of Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Student Council/Interact joined together to benefit cancer research when they raised money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

AOF Students Connect with “DeloitteAcademy” Mentors
A leg up in the professional world is worth its weight in gold. Add a prestigious organization into the mix, and it’s a recipe for success.

PCTI Seniors Announced National QuestBridge Finalists
Four seniors from Passaic County Technical Institute have been named QuestBridge National Scholar Finalists!

PCTI’s Education Foundation Golf Scholarship Classic an Extraordinary Success
For the past twenty-one years, Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Education Foundation has been enhancing the learning endeavors of faculty and students of the career and technical high school.

PCTI Yearbook Awarded Gold as CSPA Medalist Recipient
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) has been recognized as a Gold Medalist for the Artisan, the school’s yearbook, by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA)!

PCTI Celebrates Open House Saturday September 22nd
Passaic County Technical Institute, the largest Career and Technical school in New Jersey, is calling residents of Passaic County to attend...

PCTI Opens Doors to CTE on First Day of School
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) celebrated the first official day of classes on Wednesday, September 5 th with a record-breaking...

PCTI Graduates LPN Class of 2018
On Thursday August 2nd , Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) celebrated the commencement of thirty-seven Licensed Practical Nurses from their Day and Evening LPN programs.

Graduating the 54th Class of Passaic County Technical Institute
Faculty, staff, and students of Passaic County Technical Institute marched into summer with ...