Transit Tech held its 101st graduation ceremony at the Christian Cultural Center on June 24, 2016. The first female president of the MTA, Veronique Hakim, was the keynote speaker at graduation. We were also fortunate to have City Councilman Rafael L Espinal and representatives from Brooklyn DA Thompson and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries offices there providing their usual support and sharing great news for the future. Lastly, a representative from West Point Military Academy, Captain Bryant, presented one of our graduates, Mike-Andre M. , with his admission certificate. Recognition from the various players instrumental to the admission process gave special mention to Melissa Cisco, who not only pave the way for us to have this fabulous event at this spectacular location, but steered, guided and mentored our young scholar to West Point Military Academy with determination and passion. Also in attendance from MTA were: Wynton Habersham, Senior Vice President, Subways; Patricia Lodge, Vice President, HR; Patrick Smith, Chief Officer, HR; Rhonda Hogan-Brock, Assistant Vice President, HR; Jennifer Buchanan, Manager of Staffing and Recruitment Initiatives, HR; James Sanon, Senior Videographer, HR; Joel Andrews, Chief Officer, Equal Employment Opportunity; and Michael Collins, Assistant Chief, Diversity and Inclusion.
On Saturday, June 25th, Guidance Counselors and Teachers from NYC Middle Schools were able to interact with CTE high schools and industry vendors to become more informed about the CTE experience. The Guidance Counselors and Teachers participated in workshops and a panel discussion facilitated by the NYC Department of Education Career and Technical Education Division and led by Industry professionals and Transit Tech principal, Marlon Bynum. The event was held in conjunction with the NYU Smart Cities Program, which Transit Tech and Edison High School students displayed robotics and green technology projects. Also in attendance and participating were John Widlund (Director of NYCCTE), Sterling Roberson (Vice President of UFT CTE), Patrick Smith (Senior Director of Human Resources MTA) and Jack Powers (Director of IN3.0rg).
On May 11th, Transit Tech CTE HS along with 20 other NYC High Schools were able to receive an experience of a lifetime, past and present, through an event sponsored by the
New York City Department of Education Chancellor Carmen Farina and made possible by a generous grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute. Our talented Vice-President of Student Council gave a spectacular monologue performance in front of the Tony Award winning Director and Cast.