PCTI Students, Teachers Honored by National Financial Literacy Organization

November 14th, 2018
PCTI Finance Instructors Richard Glueck, of Metuchen and Julissa Bourbon, of Woodland Park (fourth and fifth from left) join students Ryan Letizia (North Haledon), Ashad Young (Passaic), Briana Then (Paterson), Hamza Saleh (Clifton), Sebastian Nicolas Marmolejos (Paterson), Brandon Cordero (Paterson), and Louay Ahmad (Clifton) in celebrating their national W!se distinctions.

PCTI finance instructors Richard Glueck, of Metuchen, and Julissa Bourbon, of Woodland Park (fourth and fifth from left) join students Ryan Letizia (North Haledon), Ashad Young (Passaic), Briana Then (Paterson), Hamza Saleh (Clifton), Sebastian Nicolas Marmolejos (Paterson), Brandon Cordero (Paterson), and Louay Ahmad (Clifton) in celebrating their national W!se distinctions.

Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) has been named a Blue Star School by W!se (Working in Support of Education), a program which prepares students for the future by teaching them to become financially literate.

The school was received the distinction because its students achieved an average score of 80 percent or higher on the W!se Financial Literacy Certification test.

In addition, PCTI finance instructors Richard Glueck and Julissa Rodriguez have been honored with the national W!se Gold Star Teacher awards.  Students in their classes achieved a 93 percent pass rate or better on the test in either the Fall of 2017 or  the Spring of 2018.

All students at PCTI take the W!se course.  The goal is to provide them with the knowledge they need to understand personal finances and the tools they will need in order to become financially-capable young adults.

PCTI and 257 other high schools throughout the country were recognized for their W!se accomplishments at the 16th annual National Money Power Conference for Financial Literacy on November 6th in New York City.

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