2014 - 2015 PCTI News & Press Releases

2014 - 2015 School Year
PCTI Graduates LPN Class of 2015
On Thursday August 6th, Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) celebrated the commencement of forty-four Licensed Practical Nurses. These graduates and future healthcare professionals hailed from the Day and Evening LPN Programs.

PCTI Wins 2015 Hometown Media Award
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) has won the 2015 Hometown Media Award for the Best High School Magazine Show, for their program “Passaic Tech Today!” The Hometown Media Awards are the oldest and most prestigious honor given to locally produced media across the country.

PCTI Thrives with “Driven To Give” Lincoln Event
On Monday, June 22nd, Passaic County Technical Institute’s Education Foundation partnered with Lincoln of Wayne to participate in their “Driven to Give” event, which offers organizations the opportunity to raise $8,000 in funds for their cause.

PCTI Athlete Signs with Saint Peter’s University
Recent graduate of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI), Alexes Washington, made headlines when she signed an athletic contract with Saint Peter’s University for a full Athletic Division I Scholarship in track & field.

Celebrating the 51st Commencement of Passaic County Technical Institute
On Wednesday, June 24th, 759 seniors of the largest Career and Technical High School, Passaic County Technical Institute’s, processed across the thirty acre campus’ football field for the last time.

Seniors of PCTI Celebrate Awards Night with Scholarships
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) celebrated a spectacular Senior Awards Night that saw members of the class of 2015 receive generous scholarships for their academic futures.

Senior Athletes Shine At Athletic Awards
On Thursday June 11th, 2015 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 Hosts Dental Carnival For HeadStart Children
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) welcomed toddlers from the HeadStart Daycare program to visit with students of the Academy of Medical Arts to participate in their Dental Carnival.

PCTI Scores High Marks at NJAC Cook-Off Challenge
Six of Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) best and brightest Culinary Arts students recently participated in the New Jersey Association of Counties Cook-Off Challenge.

PCTI Dancers Chosen to Receive National Honor
Passaic County Technical Institute students, Damani Van Rensalier and Joy Giuffre of the School Performing Arts Dance, were recently selected as Finalists for their submissions to the 2015 NDEO (National Dance Education Organization) for the Artistic Merit, Leadership, and Academic Achievement Award!

Capping Ceremony Prepares Nurses for Workforce
Passaic County Technical Institute recently celebrated sixtyone wonderful years of the Licensed Practical Nursing program with the annual Capping Ceremonies.

PCTI Dance Student Selected for Governor’s Award
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) junior and member of the School of Performing Arts program, TaTyana Williams, has been selected to receive the highly coveted Student Award for Artistic Excellence in Dance – one of the Governor’s Awards for outstanding achievements in the arts.

PCTI Presents First Ever Vocal Technique/Instrumental Concert
On April 29th, members of Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Vocal Technique and Instrumental Music program performed the first ever spring concert, entitled No Place I’d Rather Be.

Shakespeare Live Performs at PCTI
Junior and senior English students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) received a dose of dramatic culture when The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey performed Macbeth.

PCTI’s HOSA Services Community with Annual Blood Drive
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) HOSA students are serving the community in a very big way, with their Annual Blood Drive event!

PCTI NJROTC Sweeps All Service Drill Championship
Passaic County Technical Institute’s NJROTC has received top accolades at the Admiral Halsey Leadership Academy All Service Drill Championship.

PCTI Students Celebrate State ProStart Victory
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Culinary Arts students have struck it big at and 2015 State Championship ProStart Competition.

PCTI Students Close Out CTE Month with Visitations
SkillsUSA students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) made their rounds to local businesses during the last week of February’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.

Students Foster Awareness for Rare Diseases
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) dedicated themselves to a noble cause when members of the College Learning Strategies (CLS) Project Advance class raised awareness for Rare Disease Day.

PCTI Unveils Educators of the Year
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) has announced their Governor’s Educators of the Year for 2015. The honor goes to Fatima Ramirez, Teacher of the Year, and Lori Henry, Educational Specialist of the Year.

PCTI Celebrates Career and Technical Education
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) joins the country in celebrating February’s National Career and Technical Education Month, a time when schools acknowledge the vital role career and technical education plays in teaching students to become knowledgeable and productive members of the global marketplace.

PCTI Mock Trial Team Passaic County Champs
Congratulations to the Mock Trial team of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) for being declared the 2015 Passaic County Mock Trial Champions!

Business Students View Theory in Practice with Rewarding Logistics Field Trip
Business students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) are getting schooled in the course of Global Logistics/Supply Chain Management, a Career and Technical Education program that presents project-based activities to provide an enriching learning experience.

Regency Gardens Nursing Center Named PCTI Business Partner of the Year!
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) has just announced their Business Partner of the Year. The honor goes to Regency Gardens Nursing Center in Wayne, NJ!

PCTI Holiday Drive Exceeds 1,500 Toys for Children
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) is shaking up the holiday season in a very big way, with their incredible Toy Drive initiative! For years, faculty and staff of the career and technical high school partnered with Catholic Family and Community Services of Paterson to collect toys for twenty-five needy children.

PCTI Welcomes Guests in Honor of Pearl Harbor
On Friday, December 5th, Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) welcomed more than eight hundred students and staff and fifty veterans to the annual Pearl Harbor assembly.

PCTI’s Fall Scholar Athlete Challenge Crowns Winners
Student athletes of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) consistently strive for excellence on the field and in their academic careers.

5K Showcases Spirit, Raises Funds for PCTI Education Foundation
On Saturday, November 29th, Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) held its first official 5k Run and Walk with all proceeds donated to the school’s Education Foundation, an organization which in turn supports the educational endeavors of students and teachers.

PCTI Academy of Finance Students Receive Tips from CPA
Anthony Schlachter, Jr., Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte & Touche and member of Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Academy of Finance (AOF) Advisory Board, recently spoke with junior and senior AOF students regarding available career options in the accounting industry.

PCTI Earns “Blue Star School” Title
Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) has recently been recognized as a Blue Star School by W!se – “Working in Support of Education,” a program which strives to prepare students for the future by teaching them to become financially literate in all areas of education.

Football Stars Visit PCTI
Students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) proudly expressed their admiration for football stars D. West (Florida Bobcats, AFL), Bobby Jackson (New York Jets, NFL), and Rashad Jennings (New York Giants, NFL) when the three football players visited Bulldog Country to help motivate and impart important life lessons to all in attendance.

Golf Classic Rallies Scholarships “For the Kids”
Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) Education Foundation is digging deep with the 17th Annual Golf Scholarship Classic. The exceptional cause raises funds for student scholarships and teacher grants to be distributed throughout the school year.

UFC Champion Inspires PCTI Students
Matt “the Hammer” Hamill, UFC champion and inspirational speaker, visited Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) to share his moving life story with two hundred and fifty ASL and deaf students.

Discover PCTI: Open House Wednesday October 22nd
The largest Career and Technical school in New Jersey, Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI), is opening its doors to residents of Passaic County on Wednesday, October 22nd at 5:30pm for the much anticipated Open House event.

Agency Networking Initiative Expands Criminal Justice Learning
Senior Criminal Justice/Public Safety students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) received a healthy dose of educational exploration when they participated in the high school’s Agency Networking Initiative.

Back to School Night a Huge Success
On Wednesday October 2nd, Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) welcomed parents and guardians to Back to School Night. The event encouraged all visitors to get an inside look at the classes and curriculum of their PCTI students.

PCTI Graduate Designs National "911 Heart Symbol"
Thirteen years ago, the tragedy of 9/11 shook our very nation to its core. One of Passaic County Technical Institute’s (PCTI) very own alumnus, Louie Ponstingel, was so deeply touched by the event that he created what became known as the 911 Heart Symbol, an emblem that pays tribute to those who perished on that fateful day.

PCTI Opens Doors to Record Number of Students!
This year sees a record-high rise in attendees from across the county as more than 3,350 students are once again dedicating themselves to the pursuit of academic excellence!