PCTA SkillsUSA competitors 2023

  • Building a “No-Limits” Future for All


  • 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

    steph skills

    Special Education
    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!