Graduation 2015: Providence Career and Technical Academy

Here are some of the outstanding graduates of our Class of 2015.

Michael Jimenez, an HVAC student, is the Class of 2015 valedictorian.

He has been very active in SkillsUSA and serves as the school’s ambassador and officer and is a gold medal winner in sheet metal/HVAC. He competed in the SkillsUSA National Competition in Kansas City.

Based on his experiences, Michael has travelled to Washington, DC to promote funding for Career and Technical Education Programs.

Michael participates in the Science Olympiad and plans to attend Providence College to study computer engineering.


Culinary student Glenys Telemaco is one of the top five students in her class. A varsity softball player, Glenys has had to overcome the struggles of living on her own for the past year and a half. Neither of her parents supports her; her father lives in Rhode Island and her mother lives in the Dominican Republic. In the last year she has moved three times, staying with friend’s families. She is working at “Not Your Average Joe’s” restaurant in order to pay her bills and to further her education

Glenys will attend Rhode Island College to study criminal justice.


An HVAC student, Orland Iglesias Soler is PCTA’s Skills USA ambassador and Rhode Island officer.

He has had to overcome the difficulties of being removed from his mother by the Department of Children, Youth & Families and was placed with his grandmother while his father lives in Puerto Rico.

Orland has participated in the Science Olympiad and plans to work for Electric Boat.