Career Pathways Showcase
Below are groups who competed at the National Level.
Career Pathways Team 2872: Tephanie Som, Suelly Barros Pires and Norelis
Career Pathways Team 2838: Kimberly Castaneda, Karen Noregia and Jahirenes Castro Jijon
Congratulations to both groups for participating in the SkillsUSA National Competition in 2021
2020 SkillsUSARhode Island
Advisor of theYear
Providence Career & Technical Academy
Stephanie Accetta is a Special Education and Science teacher and SkillsUSA Advisor at Providence Career and Technical Academy in Providence, Rhode Island. Stephanie received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Rhode Island College. She has a certification in Special Education Grades K-12 and General Science Grades 7-12. She has been a teacher for 9 years, the last 8 have been at PCTA. Prior to becoming the SkillsUSA advisor 5 years ago, Stephanie was helping one of her students prepare to compete in Action Skills, a special education competition, at the Rhode Island state competition. Her student went on to win a gold medal and Stephanie was asked to attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference as a chaperone. From that point, she became so invested in the SkillsUSA program that she continued to learn and expand the program at her school. Throughout these past years, Stephanie has attended several career essential trainings on implementing the SkillsUSA Career Essentials into her school, as well as becoming a certified trainer. She has also attended WLTI and earned her National Statesman Award. This year, Stephanie was recognized as the SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year for Rhode Island.
PCTA earned the SILVER Chapter of Distinction recognition for our chapter’s efforts and intentionality around ensuring that students receive Framework skill development.
Congratulations to 2021 PCTA SkillsUSA Winners.
PCTA is proud of all our students who competed this year!