Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI), the largest career and technical high school in New Jersey, proudly held the ribbon cutting ceremony for the STEM Academy on Tuesday, August 28th. The event welcomed county and state dignitaries to a dedication ceremony that honored Passaic County Technical Institute’s Superintendent, Diana C. Lobosco.
PCTI was incredibly honored that NJ Governor Phil Murphy and NJ State Commissioner of Education Dr. Lamont Repollet attended the historic event. The Governor praised the new Academy as an investment in STEM education, saying, “New Jersey’s economic future is going to be built on the back of innovation and technology. Not only will we see tomorrow’s workforce go through the doors of the STEM Academy, but every one of the 1,200 students who leaves this academy will contribute to the diversification of an innovation economy, the broadening-out of economic opportunity, and the growth of community-transforming jobs.”
“Our newest addition to the PCTI campus will focus on priming young adults for an educational and technological revolution via the STEM Academy’s integrative learning model, which connects all courses and projects in the Biomedical and Life Science, Computer Science, and Engineering programs,” Superintendent Diana C. Lobosco said.
This year’s class of three hundred students will be the first to enter the technologically advanced facility, which includes fifteen science, engineering and computer science laboratories, a lecture hall, open learning areas, a gymnasium, dining hall, and more. In four years, PCTI’s STEM Academy will accommodate 1200 students.
NJ Governor and Commissioner of Education Attend Unveiling of PCTI’s New STEM Academy