2013 - 2014 PCTI News & Press Releases

2013 - 2014 School Year
PCTI Graduates LPN Class of 2014
On Thursday, August 7th, Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) celebrated the commencement of twenty-seven Licensed Practical Nurses who are now ready to enter the world of healthcare professionals.

PCTI Graduates 50th Class as County Career and Technical High
This year’s graduation boasted the extraordinary accomplishments and achievements for students and staff. Congratulations to all and good luck in the future!

PCTI's "Reject the Text" Campaign Strikes Gold with NSPRA
Passaic County Technical Institute’s “Reject the Text” Campaign has soared to astounding new heights when the school was recognized by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) with a 2014 Golden Achievement Award—an honor which recognizes exemplary work in school communications and engagement.

PCTI Dancers Take Home Top Hispanic Youth Showcase Awards
On Friday, May 23rd, Passaic County Technical Institute's (PCTI) School of Performing Arts Dancers competed in the Hispanic Youth Showcase at NJPAC in Newark, NJ.

Plumbing Student Awarded Scholarship
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) senior Kyleel Williams of Paterson has been awarded a $500 plumbing scholarship from the NJ State League of Master Plumbers.

PCTI Instructor Receives Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award
National History Day (NHD) recently announced that Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) high school instructor,Jayne O’Neil, received the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award for New Jersey.

Senior Athletes Shine at First Annual Athletic Awards
On Thursday June 12, 2014 Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Athletic Department honored the accolades and achievements of their outstanding senior student-athletes with an evening designed to celebrate their many accomplishments.

PCTI Seniors Celebrate Awards Night with Scholarships
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of members of this year’s graduating class with Senior Awards Night.

Mother’s Day Plant Sale Rallies Money for Cancer
Environmental Club Members and Landscape Design students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) teamed up for a Mother’s Day plant sale to benefit breast cancer awareness.

Seniors Art Students Take on the World with DESTINATIONS
Each year, senior Communication Arts students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) participate in a showcase that illustrates their greatest works over the course of their entire high school careers. The theme of 2014’s Art Exhibition was DESTINATIONS, a magical journey that transported all who attended the event.

PCTI “Dares to Dream,” Conference a Success!
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) recently hosted the Dare to Dream Student Leadership Conference, an event sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Education Office (Special Education).

PCTI Makes the Grade: Ranked #1 in w!se
The w!se (Working in Support of Education) Financial Literacy Certification program has named Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) as the top high school in the nation!

Students Claim Victory at SkillsUSA State Competition
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) placed in 14 events at the SkillsUSA State Competition held in Somerset, NJ.

PCTI Finance Students Celebrate Stevens Win
Four Academy of Finance students from Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) ventured to Stevens Institute of Technology to compete in the university’s event, “Trading Day” – a stock trading competition that traded stocks and equities using state-of-the-art lab and Bloomberg terminals.

PCTI’S HOSA Helps Community with Annual Blood Drive
HOSA students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) partnered up with the Blood Center of New Jersey for the annual blood drive event.

Shark Tank Mogul Imparts Business Advice to PCTI Students
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) School of Business were privy to an educational treat when they video conferenced with Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank fame.

Computer Science Students Score Web Design Wins!
Congratulations to Passaic County Technical Institute's (PCTI) Computer Science students on their spectacular performance at the 2014 Web Design Competition!

Criminal Justice Students Secure Win At Crime Scene Competition
Criminal Justice students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) recently participated in the Crime Scene Investigation competition held at Caldwell College.

PCTI Hosts Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno & Guests to Promote CTE School Partnerships
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) welcomed Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno for the conclusion of her month-long tour that highlighted successful partnerships between New Jersey’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) schools and businesses.

PCTI Spring Musical Leaves Audience Craving More
Excitement unfolded as PCTI unveiled this year’s spring musical, Oliver. Sixty-six ensemble cast members brought the event to life with enchanting charisma and energy that enraptured audience-goers.

PCTI Hosts Successful PCRC 5K Event
This year’s Passaic County Runner’s Club Winter Series’ Finale Race (PCRC) was hosted at Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) on March 9th, 2014.

PCTI Welcomes International Visitors for “Close-Up” on Special Education
International guests from Zwolle and Amsterdam, the Netherlands traveled around the world in order to see Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) for themselves.

From Bulldogs to Red Hawks: PCTI Students Accepted to MSU
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) were invited to a surprise meeting on Monday February 24th.

CTI Dancers Hone Technique with Famous Ballet Artist
PCTI Performing Arts Dance students received a theatrical treat when famous and renowned Principal Dancer for the New York City Ballet (NYCB), Tiler Peck, visited the high school to share her expertise with all in attendance.

PCTI Celebrates National Video Contest Winners
Congratulations to three students from Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) who were among eleven winners recognized by the national 4-H Teen STEM-Focused Video Contest!

Drill Team Takes Home Numerous Wins
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Drill Team competed in the Seaford Delaware High School “Fallen Heroes” Drill Meet.

Music Students Make the Cut “Jazz for Teens”
Nine students of Passaic County Technical Institute’s Music program were accepted into the Wells Fargo “Jazz for Teens” education arts program.

PCTI Performing Arts Scores Big at Annual Award Competition
Performing Arts students of Passaic County Technical Institute recently competed in the Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey’s Annual Governor’s Award Competition. Five students were recognized for receiving great honors!

PCTI Celebrates Career and Technical Education Month
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) is joining the ranks of others across the United States in celebrating National Career and Technical Education.

Sound Chasers Hit the Right Notes at News 12 Performance
PCTI's brand new acapella group, “Sound Chasers,” is making a name for themselves in a very big way. The group was one of six local troupes selected to showcase their talents for News 12 New Jersey during the holiday season.

PCTI ProStart Students Claim State Victory!
Culinary Arts students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) have taken home the gold at the 2014 State Championship ProStart Competition. Both the Culinary and Management teams received first place, resulting in an exciting win for the entire Bulldog family!

Sandvik Coromant Declared PCTI Business Partner of the Year!
PCTI knows that developing strong partnerships with local businesses is paramount to student success. Such relationships present the unique opportunity for real-world experience through internships, job shadowing, School-to-Career programs, and so much more

PCTI Opens Doors to German Delegates
On Wednesday November 20th, representatives from the Federal Republic of Germany arrived at Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) as part of their six-city tour to sample the vocational training students receive in the United States

Celebrating SkillsUSA Day
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute flexed their leadership skills when they gathered to participate in SkillsUSA Day – a workshop designed to expose members of the student body to the organization

PCTI Students Reap Knowledge at NJFEA Convention
PCTI School of Education and Human Services attended the 2013 New Jersey Future Educators Association (NJFEA) Conference at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. All students in attendance got involved in a variety of teacher-related workshops. They also participated in mini-college courses!

Culinary Students Cultivate First-Class Gingerbread Treehouse
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Culinary Arts students have been hard at work preparing a treat that showcases creativity and exemplifies the up-and-coming holiday spirit. Students put the finishing touches magnificent gingerbread treehouse.

PCTI Participates in Rewarding "Cultural Exchange" Program
Keio Academy, a Japanese based high school in Purchase, New York, traveled toPCTI as part of each institution’s Cultural Exchange program. The annual event celebrated learning and traditions across cultures.

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Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Education Foundation received a special donation last week as High Mountain Golf Pro Patrick Lawler turned a friendly game of golf into a very special event.

Environmental Club Spreads Autumn Cheer
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Environmental Club wasted no time in spreading the joy of the fall season when they cultivated their very own pumpkin patch. The event was designed to bring happiness to Wayne’s Head Start children and was held in the high school’s greenhouse.

PCTI Instructor Receives State House Express Award
Congratulations to Instructor Marissa Burghardt of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) for receiving the State House Express Award! The $350 grant will allow her students to visit the State House in Trenton where they’ll experience guided tours and a first-hand examination of our legislature’s role in the system of representative democracy.

PCTI Parents Go “Back to School”
PCTI opened its doors for the much anticipated Back to School Night, an event which encourages parents and guardians to experience a day in the life of PCTI students. Adults met with teachers and got the inside scoop on class curriculums and expectations.

PCTI Remembers 9/11
Twelve years ago, our nation suffered one of the most devastating attacks in history. September 11th will stand as one of the most tragic events ever to take place on American soil. Each year, Passaic County Technical Institute seeks to preserve the memory of those lost with the annual 9/11 ceremony.

PCTI Welcomes Back Staff & Students
Summer has once again come to an end and now’s time for teachers, students, and staff to pursue academic excellence at the highly acclaimed Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI).