PCTVS News & Press Releases

2019 - 2020 School Year
PCTI Welcomes Educational Leader Antonio Garcia as New Principal!
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Antonio Garcia has been selected as the new Principal of the award-winning high school!

PCTVS Student Launches Fundraiser to Help Healthcare Workers Fight COVID-19
Duaa Raza, a sophomore studying Biomedical and Life Sciences at the Diana C. Lobosco STEM Academy, is doing her part in the fight against COVID-19!

Talented Student from PCTI Receives NJGAAE Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance!
Brianna Izquierdo, a talented senior in the dance program at Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) School of Performing Arts, has been selected as a recipient of the New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education (NJGAAE) Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance!

PCTI Jazz Band Advances to NJAJE State Finals!
Congratulations to the Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) Jazz Band for their selection as a State Finalist of the New Jersey Association of Jazz Education (NJAJE) State High School Jazz Festival!

PCTI Students Receive Gold and Silver Medals at SkillsUSA State Competition!
In a demonstration of hard work and dedication, three high-achieving students from Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) were named Gold and Silver medal winners of the SkillsUSA State Competition!

PCTVS Donates Medical Supplies to COVID-19 Testing Center at William Paterson University
Although school is closed for in-person classes, PCTVS continues to reach out and serve the local community.

Two PCTVS Students Named Finalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program!
In recognition of their outstanding academic achievements, two students from Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) have been named Finalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program!

PCTVS Students Follow the Yellow Brick Road in Upcoming Performances of “The Wizard of Oz”!
The wonderful world of Oz has come to the Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTVS)!

PCTI ProStart Students are Proclaimed State Champions!
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) School of Culinary Arts secured first and second place wins at the ProStart State Competition.

PCTI Students Design Hardware and Prototypes for NASA Astronauts at the International Space Station!
Students at Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) are making prototypes that are out of this world

PCTI Communication Arts Student Wins Seven Prestigious Awards in the Montclair Art Museum Scholastic Art Competition!
Renee Angello, a senior in Passaic County Technical Institute's (PCTI) School of Communication Arts/Advertising Art and Design program, has won seven prestigious Gold Key and Silver Key awards in The Montclair Art Museum’s 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition!

PCTI’s Consumer Bowl Team Proclaimed Passaic County Champions!
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Consumer Bowl team has been declared Passaic County Champions!

PCTI Hosts NASA Hunch Culinary Challenge!
Students from Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) recently competed in the exciting NASA Hunch Culinary Challenge for the NASA International Space Station!

PCTI Students Celebrate National Career and Technical Education Month!
In celebration of National Career and Technical Education Month, students from various programs of study at Passaic County Technical Institute gave insightful presentations about their chosen program of study and the importance of a comprehensive career and technical education

Athletic Department Signing Day
On Wednesday, February 5, 2020 the Passaic County Technical Institute Athletic Department held a formal ceremony to honor the senior members of the 2019 Varsity Football Team and 2020 Varsity Baseball team that have completed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the NCAA Division I/II level.

PCTI Students Are Selected for NJSMA Region Symphonic Band!
Two talented students from Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) were selected to participate as percussionists in the prestigious North Jersey School Music Association (NJSMA) Region 1 Symphonic Band!

PCTI Students Receive Essential Industry Training through Career and Technical Education
The School to Careers (STC) program at Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) is dedicated to meeting the evolving needs of industries, developing meaningful partnerships with businesses and fostering productive career paths for students.

PCTI Mock Trial Team Captures Passaic County Championship!
The Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) Bulldog Mock Trial team has been proclaimed the 2020 Passaic County Champions!

PCTI Performing Arts Students Win Prestigious Recognitions for their Outstanding Talent!
Three talented students in Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) School of Performing Arts recently achieved notable accolades for their impressive talents!

PCTVS Names Jody Lazarski Educator of the Year and Tenaya Bascomb Educational Specialist of the Year!
Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTVS) has declared Jody Lazarski as its Educator of the Year and Tenaya Bascomb as its Educational Specialist of the Year!

PCTI Global Logistics Students Win Big at Statewide Supply Chain Management Competition!
In an incredible unanimous decision from a panel of judges, students in Passaic County Technical Institute's (PCTI) School of Business Careers took first place in the second annual “Supply Chain Management Competition and Showcase”!

PCTI Seniors Selected as Recipients of Prestigious Horatio Alger Scholarship Awards!
Two high-achieving seniors from Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI), Dewan Chowdhury and Shah Rahman, were recognized through the Horatio Alger Scholarship Program for their outstanding academic and Career and Technical Education (CTE) success!

PCTVS Senior Chosen as QuestBridge Finalist and Matched to Brown University!
Michael Calixto, a high-achieving senior at Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools, was recently chosen as a QuestBridge finalist and matched to Brown University, to which he has earned a full scholarship!

PCTVS Holds Successful Holiday Toy Drive for Underprivileged Children in our Local Area
To brighten the holidays for deserving children in our local area, Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTVS) participated in a Toy Drive from December 2nd through December 14th.

PCTVS Recognizes Outstanding Student Achievement in Career and Technical Education
Sixteen high-achieving sophomores and juniors from Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools were selected for the first trimester’s Circle of Success!

Route 23 Auto Mall Declared PCTVS’ Business Partner of the Year!
Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTVS) has named Route 23 Auto Mall as their valued Business Partner of the Year for 2019-2020!

PCTVS Students and Faculty Participate in Food Drive for Local Families in Need
In the spirit of the holiday season, the Student Council and Interact Club at Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTVS) held a food drive to support local families in need.

PCTVS Students Raise Funds to Sponsor 1,278 Wreaths for Veterans’ Gravesites In Honor of “National Wreaths Across America Day”
It was an extraordinary day to remember! The chilly, rainy weather didn’t stop over 300 attendees from participating in “National Wreaths Across America Day” to lay more than 1,275 wreaths on the graves of veterans at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa!

PCTVS Holds Touching Pearl Harbor Assembly
On December 6th, Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTVS) held a very special assembly in honor of the 78th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools Welcomes Representatives from Mountain Lakes School District for Collaborative Meeting
In a demonstration of collaboration and mutual learning, Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTVS) was thrilled to welcome nine representatives from Mountain Lakes School District to its state-of-the-art Wayne campus

Diana C. Lobosco STEM Academy Holds First Advisory Committee Meeting
For the very first time, the newly established Diana C. Lobosco STEM Academy facilitated an Advisory Committee Meeting to represent each of the Academy’s three STEM career and technical education programs of biomedical and life sciences, computer science and engineering.

PCTI’s History Club Students Visit the Cloisters in New York City!
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) History Club recently visited the Cloisters in New York City as a result of a generous grant from the PCTI Education Foundation.

PCTI’s Academy of Finance Students Visit UBS Corporate Office on Educational Trip!
Passaic County Technical Institute's (PCTI) Academy of Finance students stepped out of the classroom and got a firsthand glimpse of the corporate world during an exciting and educational trip to the UBS Corporate office in Weehawken, New Jersey!

PCTI’s 4th Annual Bulldog Car Show Was a Great Day for Car Enthusiasts and More!
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) hosted its 4th Annual Car Show on Saturday, October 26th. Sponsored by the PCTI Education Foundation, the show was held on a beautiful fall day and featured more than 250 cars, motorcycles, and trucks.

PCTVS’ Annual Golf Scholarship Classic is a Resounding Success!
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI)’s Education Foundation was thrilled to host its 22nd Annual Golf Scholarship Classic on Monday, October 7th to enhance the learning endeavors of faculty and staff of PCTVS.

“Wreaths Across America” Educational Exhibit Visits PCTVS in First-of-its-Kind Patriotic Experience
It was an outstanding day highlighting the highest form of patriotism and remembrance as Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTVS) was honored to welcome “Wreaths Across America” to campus on September 26th for the organization’s first-of-its-kind visit to a high school district!

PCTVS Student Nazier Mule Shines Brightly in “Perfect Game World Series” Tournament
Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTVS) is extremely proud to honor sophomore student and award-winning athlete Nazier Mule for his outstanding accomplishments over the summer at the “Perfect Game World Series” at the Select Baseball Fest!

At Annual College Fair, PCTVS Students Meet with College and Trade School Representatives
At Passaic County Technical Vocational Schools (PCTVS), the beginning of the school year is never too early to start planning for life after graduation!

PCTVS Holds 9/11 Remembrance Assembly
On the 18th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTVS) held a moving assembly to encourage remembrance and respect for first responders and those who lost their lives.

Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools Celebrate Opening of School for PCTI and the Diana C. Lobosco STEM Academy
Passaic County Technical-Vocational Schools (PCTVS) celebrated the first official day of classes on September 4th with a record-breaking 4,100 students in attendance, 1,200 of whom were incoming freshmen.