Friday, December 14, 2018

Meet Brianna Morales '06: Alumni Spotlight

Brianna Morales '06: Municipal Wastewater Plant Facility Manager

"Upper Cape Tech showed me there are a lot of professions outside office professions,.. There’s a really big need for wastewater professionals. People are always going to need clean water and solutions to wastewater."

Education After UCT:
BS in Environmental Management: University of Houston, Clear Lake Completing Masters in Industrial Management: University of Texas, Tyler

What Brianna Does: 
The plant manages some 5.5 million gallons of water per day. Brianna has seven employees and a 3.5 million dollar budget that she’s in charge of spending wisely. She runs board meetings, handles all the environmental compliance required of the plant, and spends plenty of time attending trainings and conferences to keep herself educated and to keep her license up to date (she has the highest license Texas offers, meaning she could manage any facility in the state).

Why She Chose UCT: 
“Upper Cape Tech was one of the better choices my mom made for me." Brianna wasn't sure originally about what she wanted to do. After visiting the school and also to find a more challenging academic atmosphere, her mom enrolled her at UCT for her sophomore year.

Why She Recommends UCT:
“Having a trade makes going to college a little bit easier." Both because kids have another plan, and also because they can pay for tuition if family can’t help and scholarships don’t come through.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Fall and Winter Photo Gallery

2018 Fall Program Advisory Dinner

Cape Cod 5 Credit for Life Fair

Floral Arrangements by UCT Horticulture Students

Monday, December 3, 2018

Cape Cod Life Recognizes UCT Culinary Arts Teacher and Food Network Winner!

Photo Credit: The Food Network

It’s great to see our faculty recognized in the media: Cape Cod Life just published an article titled “Cookie King” about Upper Cape Tech Culinary Arts teacher Doug Alley, who was featured on The Food Network’s show, “Christmas Cookie Challenge”, and won the competition, taking home $10,000 in prize money!

His 17-year-old daughter Morgan challenged her dad to enter the contest by saying he was “too old,” and after a lengthy interview process (including 10 Skype calls with Food Network personnel), Alley was invited to compete in New Orleans, where the show was filmed.

Here’s a little snippet from the Cape Cod Life article:

2017 also marked Alley’s first year as a culinary arts teacher at Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School. But even after his big win, Alley was still “a nobody” to his students. Alley says they thought he was joking when he told them he was on the Food Network. 
But Alley watched the show with his students, who after seeing their teacher compete on-air were excited to be taught by a Food Network winner. Receptive of their excitement, Alley taught them the recipes he had won with. 
“It was great to be able to share some of my experience with the students,” Alley says, and he hopes that it will encourage their interests in baking. 

We are honored to have a Food Network star on our team, and are thankful that he’s sharing his expertise with our students. Learn more about how he grew up on a tiny Maine island and got interested in baking in the Cape Cod Life piece.

Besides sharing his skills with UCT students, Alley runs an appointment-only cake business. Thanks, Doug, for your hard work! Read the full article here:

Monday, October 29, 2018

UCT takes home Silver and Bronze at FFA Convention!

We are home from the 91st National FFA Convention.

Congratulations to the FFA Nursery Landscape Team and Agricultural Sales teams for earning Bronze Medals. Medals are also awarded to students based on their individual scores.

Silver Medals:
Deason Brown, Avanna L’Homme, Hunter Gonsalves and Trajen Gonsalves

Bronze Medals:
Ethan Smaykiewicz, Noah Tetrault, Samantha Chalmers and Sarah Perry

Honorable Mention (Hall of States):
The Chapter Exhibit Team: Rob Fishman, Jordan Melo, Alani Medeiros and

Additionally, Angelina Rodolfo did a great job educating convention participants about Massachusetts Agriculture and FFA.

Great job by all! We are very proud of you!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Students Earned $676,176 from Co-Op Program in 2018!

In the 2017-18 school year, we had 140 students enrolled in our UCT Co-Op program, which allows juniors and seniors to alternate weeks between academic study and working at a local business to learn a trade. Those students didn’t just learn real-life skills, they earned a combined paycheck of $676,176!

We want to thank our participating partner companies for giving our students this invaluable opportunity. For the students that go to college, they have money in the bank to combat the price of tuition, as well as workplace skills that will serve them in any profession.

For those who go into their chosen trade upon graduation, they have a leg up after learning hands-on from professionals in a real-world setting, and possibly a job offer as a result of the UCT Co-Op experience.

Whichever route our students choose, I am extremely proud of the success of this program. Please be sure to frequent our UCT Co-Op partner companies and thank them for helping us train the next generation and equip them for life after formal education:

A.D. Makepeace Co.
ADR Lawn Care Ambulatory Surgery & Laser Center of Cape Cod
Arabella Salon
Artisan Bake Shop
Artistic Grounds
Atlantic Compressor & Vacuum
Atlantic Subaru
Atria Woodbriar Park
Aubuchon Hardware
Barrett Plumbing & Heating
Battles Nissan
Baynes Electrical Supply
Benjamin Thomas Carpentry
Bennett Plumbing & Heating
Big Wave Craigs
Bourne Manor Nursing Home
Bridges of Epoch of Mashpee
Brush Salon Corp.
Caliri Plumbing & Heating
Cannon Plumbing & Heating
Cape Associates, Inc.
Cape Auto Body
Cape Cod Aggregrate
Cape Cod Senior Residences
Cape Cod Shipbuilding Company
Cape Heritage Rehabilitation & Healthcare
Capeway Plumbing & Heating
Carl F. Reidell and Son Plumbing
Check Collision
City Electric Supply Company
Commercial Electrical Solutions
Continental Marina
Convention Data Services
Cornerstone Creations Inc
DBA Beth's Bakery
Dave W. Crane LTD.
Dorothy Cox's Candies
Duffany Builders
Dunkin Donuts
EAV Solutions, LLC
EJ Jaxtimer
Envirotech Laboratories, Inc
Estia Restaurant
F.W. Webb
Falcon Golf Course
Falmouth Auto Works
Falmouth Energy
Falmouth Toyota
Foster Creative Designs
Fuller Electric Company
Ghelfi's Candies
Greener Image Landscaping
Hamilton Tree & Landscape
Hannah Shaw Home
Hyannis Marina
Hyannis Yacht Club
Indian Cove Aquaculture
JC Engineering
JC Penney Salon
Jensen Landscapes
JML Care Center
John J. Maurer, Inc.
Joseph Agrillo Jr. Inc
Keystone Place
Kool Kone
Little Bay Boatworks, LLC
LRB Enterprises
M. Duffany Builders
Maison Villatte
Maloney Plumbing
Mass Automation Corporation
Midas Auto Repair
Miller Starbuck Construction
Muto Inc.
Notch your Average Tree Service
Onset Water Department
Oyster Harbors Marine
P.A. Landers
Parkers Boatyard
Peter Santello Plumbing
Plimouth Plantation
Plymouth Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center
Quality Mechanical Systems
Robertson's Auto Body
Ronald Nurse Plumbing
Royal Nursing Center
Salon 151
Shepley Wood Products
Snow & Jones
Spark Technologies
Spaulding Cape Cod
Sullivan Tire
Sullivan Tire and Auto Services
Swift Marine Services, LLC
Sylvester Building Movers
Sylvia Electric Terrance
Souza Builders
The Blueberry Muffin
The Mac Express
The Tremont
Thomas O'Connor Electrical
Uncle Jon's Coffee
Unveiled Seafood, Inc.
Wareham Wastewater Treatment Facility
Wenzel's Autobody
Whitewood Kitchens

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Congrats to Our College-Bound Graduates!

At UCT, success is defined by more than a letter from a university, but we want to congratulate our college-bound grads! Here are all the colleges our students will be attending in the fall:

Assumption College
Becker College
Bridgewater State University
Bridgton Academy
Bristol Community College
Brockton Hospital School of Nursing
Bunker Hill Community College
Campbell University
Cape Cod Community College
Cape Fear Community College
Champlain College
Clemson University
Coastal Carolina University
Colby-Sawyer College
Curry College
Dean College
Elms College
Endicott College
Fitchburg State University
Framingham State University
Franklin Pierce University
George Mason University
Goshen College
Greenville Tech
Husson University
Johnson & Wales University
Keene State College
Lasell College
Lesley University
Lincoln Technical Institute
Manchester University
Marine Mechanics Institute
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Massasoit Community College
Merrimack College
Methodist University
Mount Ida College
National EMS Institute
New England College
New England Institute of Technology
New England School of Photography
Newbury College
Nichols College
Penn Foster Pine Manor College
Plymouth State University
Quincy College
Quinnipiac University
Regis College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University
Saint Anselm College
Salem State University
Salve Regina University
San Jose State University
Simmons College
Southern New Hampshire University
Springfield College
St. Joseph's College of Maine
Stonehill College
The Culinary Institute of America
Thomas College Unity College
University of Maine
University of Maine Presque Isle
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Boston
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of New England
University of New Hampshire
University of New Haven
University of Rhode Island
University of Southern Maine
University of Vermont
University of Washington, Seattle
Upper Cape Tech Licensed Practical Nurse Program
Utah Valley University Valencia College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western New England University
Westfield State University
Wingate University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester State University

Friday, June 1, 2018

Horticulture Students Prepare Grounds for Graduation and More!

I'm very proud of the work our horticulture students did on the landscaping for graduation, as well as at Sandwich Hollow Golf course. Scroll to see pictures.

Beautiful landscaping for graduation

At Sandwich Hollow Golf Course