PCTA SkillsUSA Chapter Wins Excellence Award

Congratulations to the Providence Career and Technical Academy (PCTA) chapter of SkillsUSA for receiving two major awards. The chapter has been honored with the SkillsUSA Chapter Excellence Award. The PCTA chapter is now recognized as one of excellence, and their best practices will serve as models for other chapters to emulate in strengthening their local programs.

As a Models of Excellence (MOE) winner, PCTA is among an elite group of the top 24 SkillsUSA chapters nationally. This distinct honor represents extraordinary efforts in applying the SkillsUSA framework for developing personal, workplace and technical skills.

PCTA representatives will be invited to attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky. from June 22-26 and will be offered a $2,000 chapter grant. During the conference, PCTA will be honored at a recognition dinner and will be introduced to the conference participants. They will have an opportunity to compete for top chapter honors during MOE interviews on Wednesday, June 24.

In addition to the Model of Excellence award, the Ladies in Pink and Two in Blue team represented the state in the Community Service and Community Action Project contests and will receive the gold level President’s Volunteer Service Award for their project on hair loss. The award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation on behalf of the President of the United States to recognize the best in American spirit and to encourage all Americans to improve their communities through volunteer service and civic participation.

Congratulations to Chapter Advisor Michael Zanfgna, cosmetology instructor Rashaan Gomes-McCreary and the team at PCTA for their impressive accomplishments and for serving as role models to other SkillsUSA chapters.

Best of luck to our PCTA team in Louisville!