Townie Tech Newsletter

The EPHS CTC Bi-Weekly Update

Applying to a CTC Program

The application for admission to the Career and Tech Center will be open on our website,, beginning on February 1st and will close on March 15th. Students may apply any time between those dates, and all applications will be considered equally regardless of when, within the application window that they are received.

As part of the application, student will be asked to write a cover letter explaining why they would like to join the CTC program they are applying for. That letter will be the primary consideration in acceptance. We will begin to review all applications on 3/16 and notify applicants of acceptance in mid April.

Celebrating February As Career and Technical Education Month

As everyone knows, every month is CTE Month at Townie Tech. But with February being National Career and Tech Month, some of our IT program students are being recognized by the Rhode Island Department for their great work in the CS4RI Program.


Pratham Patel and Victorino Gomes are students in an Information Technology CTE program at East Providence High School (CTC). Exposure to Computer Science at Martin Middle School led both students to pursue the topic further based on their interests and the career opportunities that would become available to them. So far, their journey has led to working as Textron Interns, getting real-world experience with Software Engineering, Infrastructure Design, and E-Discovery. Their advice for the next generation is simple - if you like something, stick with it!

Check out this Video to learn more about the great work Rino and Pratham are doing.

Culinary Students Excel Beyond the Classroom

Congratulations to Annabella Camelo, Haley Duarte, and Sade Williams of the Townie Culinary Program who took 1st place at the Rhode Island Prostart Restaurant Management Competition on February 7th at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. By placing first, these 3 young chefs earned the right to represent not only East Providence, but the entire state of RI at the National Prostart Competition in Washington, DC this May.

Also, a Big Thank you to Mariel DeJesus and Jaleigha Cabral who pitched in to help out with rewards for Hennessey Elementary Students who met the 2nd Quarter attendance incentive. Along with Chef McKillip, Mariel and Jaleigha brought cupcakes for these Hennessey Heroes to frost, decorate and enjoy. In helping the young Townies to realize their reward for great attendance, Mariel and Jaleigha acted with kindness and were great role models!

Chef McKillip, Chef Walker, and all of Townie Nation are very proud of you!

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