On March 8, over 50 of our students from 11 shops participated in the Skills USA competition against some of the area’s best Career Tech. students. Skills USA Massachusetts is the largest chapter in the nation with more than thirty two thousand members. The following students earned medals for their efforts:
3 GOLD MEDALS
1. Samantha Crevier-- Carpentry
2. Devon Doiron- Collision Repair Technology
3. Sean Crawford-- Electrical Construction Wiring
5 SILVER MEDALS
1. Amber St. Denis--Commercial Baking
2. Dimitri Kostenko--Carpentry
3. Christian Verdon-- Industrial Motor Control
4. Duffy Muller--Team Competition Web Design
5. Ben McCann-- Team Competition Web Design
5 BRONZE MEDALS
1. Vitaliy Nazarets -- Carpentry
2. Nicholas Avery -- Industrial Motor Control.
3. Oleksander Stuzhuk -- Computer Programming
4. Tim Hallenbeck -- Restaurant Service
5. Isaac Santos -- Automotive Refinishing Technology
All Silver and Gold medal winners will be competing in the State Leadership and Skills Conference from April 28-30. Congratulations and good luck.
OUTSTANDING CTE STUDENT 2016
Every year the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators and the Massachusetts Vocational Association co-sponsors an awards ceremony for Outstanding Vocational Students in Massachusetts. This award recognizes students whose scholastic and career technical achievements have significantly contributed to their local school district. The criteria to be nominated are as follows:
A minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average
Demonstration of technical competence, excellent attendance, leadership qualities, CVTE-related work experiences, participation in extracurricular activities, and community involvement.
It is with great pride that we announce Senior from Manufacturing Technology, student Vitaliy Tereshchuk, as the 2016 Outstanding Vocational Student at Westfield Technical Academy.
- Vitaly was nominated for his commitment to his education and his involvement with various clubs and activities, both in and out of school, as well as his community service.
- Please join us in congratulating Vitaly. WTA is proud of Vitaly and his accomplishments.
- On April 14, an awards ceremony will be held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester to recognize Vitaly, along with other Outstanding Students across the state.
We are pleased to announce that in April 2015, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges has voted to accredit WTA for ten more years. To view the full report, please click on the link below.
Westfield Vocational Technical High School Decennial Report October 2014.pdf
NO DROP OUTS AT WTA FOR 2013-2014
The statewide dropout rates are on the decline, dropping to a three-decade low of 2 percent, but Westfield Technical Academy went even further posting a dropout rate that was a flat 0 percent for the 2013-2014 school year. In a country where thousands of students drop out every day, it is a remarkable number. The dropout rate for Westfield Tech has been on the decline since 2008, when its rate was 7.5 percent. From there it dropped to 2.5 percent in 2012, then 1.5 percent in 2013. WVTHS is one of three area schools touting a 0 percent dropout rate for 2013-2014.