Last week, the City of Philadelphia took part in Career and Technical Education (CTE) month by recognizing 22 students from School District of Philadelphia CTE programs. Students were nominated by their principals and teachers for showing excellence in CTE and leadership in their communities.

Mayor Kenney congratulated the students on their hard work and shared the impact that CTE programs have on Philadelphia’s economy.

“Congratulations to all of you, for being selected as a stand out, star student at your respective schools,” said Mayor Kenney. “The work you are doing now will pay off ten-fold when you leave school and prepare for a career in the real world. CTE careers help us grow our economy, decrease unemployment, and reduce poverty. Please remember, the City is always here to support you in whatever you may need.”

After each student received their award, students and guests were invited to attend a reception. Students chatted with Mayor Kenney and shared some of their favorite projects they’ve worked on as well as what they planned to do once they graduated from their programs. Mayor Kenney was pleased to hear that some students were already placed in jobs with City departments.

It was a great night to show some much-deserved recognition to these amazing students. Congratulations to all of the students who were recognized for Excellence in Career and Technical Education!

Name School Program
Lyzette Rivera CAPA Communications Technology
Anthony Jones Dobbins, Murrell Business Administration
Eric Rosa Edison, Thomas A. Auto Technology Program
Nashaya Walton Frankford Culinary Arts
Esora Jones Franklin, Benjamin Welding
Phillip Lopez Kensington Computer Supports Systems Technology
Vy Duong Kensington CAPA Commercial Art And Advertising
Kendra Rosario Kensington Health Science Academy Dental Assisting
Jennifer Criollo Lincoln, Abraham Health Related Technologies
Jordaine Williams Mastbaum, Jules E. Electrical
Gabrielle Yip Northeast Sports Marketing
Summer Parham Randolph Technical Construction Technology
Hydiyah Felder Robeson, Paul Health Related Technologies
Sekou Robinson Roxborough Film And Video Production
Irene Ford Saul, Walter B. Agriculture Science (Horticulture)
Yafang Wu Science Leadership Academy Engineering Program
Jorge Esquea Science Leadership Academy At Beeber Engineering Program
Mamadou Bah South Philadelphia Computer Supports System Technology
Jose Rosado Swenson Arts And Technology Digital Media Production
Halie Martin Washington, George Culinary Arts
Elegria Washington West Philadelphia Computer Systems Networking
Quwontay Hunter Workshop Automotive Mechanics