Friday, February 16, 2018

UCT Students Save Community and School Money with Real Life Skills

 Carpentry students of Upper Cape Technical Regional High School recently replaced a window and shingling on the concession stand and press box at the Bourne Youth Baseball field on Shore Road.

One of the many benefits that vocational school students bring to their local communities is their hands-on training.

Because students learn real-world skills at UCT, they can use those abilities to support the community and show a return on taxpayers dollars.

Nolan LeRoy, technical programs supervisor, told Cape News that the student labor allowed the school to do the renovations for only the cost of materials. Since the League didn’t have the money to complete the work, UCT students made the whole project possible.

In addition to the baseball field project, students from the school are also past the school has also been tapped to build a ticket booth at the Sandwich Marina and to do work on the Sandwich Council on Aging building.
working in Sandwich on the Sandwich Hollows Golf Club. Mr. LeRoy said they are going to be building a new shed and possibly providing landscaping work for several of the holes. In the

Besides their work for the community, UCT students work hard to upkeep the campus buildings and grounds, allowing the school to invest funding in other programs, rather than routine maintenance.

Construction students helped construct and have made improvements to the Allied Health Building, Engineering & HVAC buildings, the football press box, and the gazebo. And the horticulture students work on landscaping construction and plantings, as well as maintaining the athletic fields.

Not only do our students get real-world experience, but their hands-on education benefits the surrounding communities and the entire campus with savings while they learn. Your tax dollars at work translates into a job well done!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Support UCT on Valentine's Day

Headed to to do some Valentine's Day shopping? 

We'd love it if you'd shop at to benefit Alumni and Friends of Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School Inc. How does it work? All you have to do is get to Amazon through our link, and .05% of your purchase price will come to UCT at no cost to you. 

Amazon has something for everyone on your list: electronics, jewelry, clothing and more! 

Thank you for your support! 

Friday, January 19, 2018

What Students Are Cooking...

Here's a peek at what our Culinary Arts students have been creating lately.

Want to try some of this delightful-looking fare? Come to the Canalside Restaurant, Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

*Sorry, No Walk-ins. Limited Seating by Advance Reservation Only For Reservations Call: 508-759-7711 x217

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

UCT Instructor Recognized as Patriots' Difference Maker of the Week

We want to congratulate Craig Poirier, an instructional aide to the Horticulture Department here at Upper Cape Tech, for being selected as a 2017 Patriots Difference Maker of the Week for his volunteer efforts at the Bourne Council on Aging.

He took place in a special in-game ceremony at the Patriots final regular season home game against the New York Jets on Sunday, Dec. 31.

The Kraft family has been celebrating volunteerism during the 2017 season by choosing a "Patriots Difference Maker of the Week" every week during this season, and they recently chose Poirier.

He began "Homeless for the Holidays" in 2002, collecting funds and non-perishable foods for those in need in his community, and has raised more than $300,000 over the years.

To learn more about Poirier's generosity, read the full press release in the Patriot Ledger.

We are proud to have people like Poirier on our UCT staff. Hopefully, his example of volunteerism will inspire our students to do likewise.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

UCT TEACHER WINS FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE: Doug Alley takes home $10K from “Christmas Cookie Challenge”

Food Network Picture

In case you missed it, Upper Cape Tech Culinary Arts teacher Doug Alley was featured on The Food Network’s show, “Christmas Cookie Challenge”, and won the competition, taking home $10,000 in prize money. Congratulations Doug!

His 17-year-old daughter dared her dad to enter the contest, 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 in August.

Perhaps as a thank you to his daughter, Alley is using some of the prize money to take her and his wife to Disney World.

 This isn’t the first time Alley has been on TV, however. Before taking his position at Upper Cape Tech, Alley had a Florida PBS cooking show and worked as a food correspondent for a Florida TV station.

Besides sharing his expertise with UCT students, Alley and his wife, Patti, co-own a bake shop in Wakefield, Rhode Island named “Patticakes” that serves everything from pies and cookies to extravagant wedding cakes.

 We hear Doug is planning on competing again in February. Best of luck from your UCT family!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

UCT Fall Photo Gallery

Here are just a few photos of UCT students and their projects from this fall. To see and learn more about what our students do on a day to day basis, follow us on Facebook! 

Fall Photos

Saturday, October 28, 2017

UCT’s Nursery Landscape Team Wins Gold!

Upper Cape’s Nursery Landscape Team won gold at the 2017 National FFA convention in the Nursery/Landscape CDE competition. Congratulations!

The contest is a competitive event in which the FFA members must prove their competence in nursery practices and landscaping. First, each member takes an exam that tests the students on plant anatomy, production, marketing, turf, landscape design, and maintenance.

Afterward, the participants complete “practicums.” These include providing a landscape estimate, propagating plants, and identifying plants, disorders and equipment.

Finally, the team had to compete in 17 skills challenges that tested their knowledge of industry standards.

The team won gold as a whole. Individual members won other medals:
William Maginnis - Gold
Hunter Gonsalves - Gold
Dimitri Bautista - Silver
Samantha Chalmers - Silver

Again, congratulations from me and from all UCT students, faculty and staff!