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Skills USA Competition is Underway

Thursday and Friday, 3/16 & 17, students from the Information Technology, Graphic Communications, Health Occupations, Dental Assisting, Construction, Automotive, and Forensic Science programs went out to compete in statewide Skills USA events. Thanks to countless hours of training from our expert instructors, our students were ready and displayed their career skills in a confident and professional manner. We are sure they did great, but will find out their exact placement at the Awards Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in April.

Skills USA competitions are a big endeavor at EPHS Career and Tech. This year we have over 70 students competing is over 20 different events at 8 different locations on 4 dates. The planning and execution requires a total team effort with coordination of practice, registration, permission slips, transportation, chaperons, teachers to cover classes of the chaperones who are out, and more. We are so very grateful to Mrs. Piros and Mr. Bornhoeft who lead this effort as our Skills USA Co-Advisors, but it can only happen when each and every one of our instructors pitches in.

We have two more competition dates on 3/24 & 3/31, and then Awards Night on April 4th.


The 2023 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC).

Eight students from the EPHS Career and Tech Information Technology Program received recognition this month for their outstanding scholarship and commitment to Computer Science. The award, powered by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), recognizes 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, and non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests.

The list below are students who are award recipients that were selected from more than 3,300 applicants for their outstanding aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education.

2023 Winners

Jordyn Brogan

Hailee Manteiga

Honorable Mention

Emma Bergeron

Emily Bairos

Emma McCoy

Rising Star

Lana Melmed

Grace Taromina

Madison Stawicki

Congratulations Townies!!! We are so very proud of your amazing work!

Applications for the '23-24 School Year are Closed

On March 15th the application window for next school year closed, and our admission team has begun to review applications.

In total, 457 applications were submitted for a chance to be admitted to one of about 280 available seats in our Career and Technical Programs. We are both thrilled and humbled that so many students from East Providence and surrounding communities recognize our track record of success and the tremendous opportunities available to them in one of our Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) approved programs.

Now we begin the difficult work of deciding which of the applicants will be awarded a spot. Much like the college admissions process, we do this primarily by reviewing Cover Letters written by the applicants. Our goal is to identify the applicants who display the greatest passion for the subject-area to which they are applying so that we get students who will follow through on their 4 year commitment and turn it into a meaningful career.

Welcome Officer Slack!!!

School Resource Officer Scott Slack, our newest regular at the Townie Pride Cafe, visited the kitchen to give Nyima some tips on how to make perfect eggs over easy.
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