PCTVS Receives Prestigious NASA HUNCH Center of Excellence Designation
Becomes one of just two centers in the nation.
Passaic County Technical Vocational Schools (PCTVS), an esteemed educational institution, proudly announces its distinction as a NASA HUNCH Center of Excellence. This remarkable accomplishment underscores the exceptional dedication and hard work of our outstanding students and educators. PCTVS now stands as only the second educational institution in the United States to receive this esteemed recognition.
The NASA HUNCH Center of Excellence designation signifies PCTVS' exemplary commitment to fostering innovation and technical expertise among its students. As a HUNCH Center of Excellence, PCTVS will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with NASA, leveraging its resources and expertise to enhance project-based learning and prepare students for future STEM based careers. This esteemed status provides unparalleled opportunities for students to engage with NASA's cutting-edge research and industry professionals.
Our students, with their diverse talents and aspirations, have consistently showcased outstanding aptitude and creativity across an impressive range of fields. From prototyping, machining, and design to culinary arts, video production, and engineering, their commitment to education has propelled them to unparalleled heights of accomplishment.
Since 2015, PCTVS students have consistently amazed with their ingenuity and technical expertise through their active participation in NASA HUNCH challenges. Their remarkable efforts have garnered multiple awards and accolades, establishing PCTVS as a leading institution in the field of education. The NASA HUNCH Center of Excellence recognition serves as a powerful catalyst, inspiring our students towards even greater accomplishments in the future.
"At PCTVS, we are dedicated to providing exceptional education. The recent recognition as a NASA HUNCH Center of Excellence further validates our commitment,” said Chief School Administrator John Maiello. “We look forward to guiding our students on their journey towards educational and personal achievements. We are excited to witness the extraordinary accomplishments they will undoubtedly achieve in the future.”
This prestigious distinction opens up a world of exciting new opportunities for our students. They will now have access to NASA's abundant resources, esteemed experts, technical support, and state-of-the-art facilities. We firmly believe that these invaluable opportunities will enable our students to push the boundaries of project-based learning, equipping them with the necessary skills to thrive in the dynamic 21st-century economy.