Pittsburgh Public Schools’ CTE Program supports frontline workers with masks during pandemic

On April 30, complete with masks, gloves, and the accompanying hidden smiles, teachers from the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education program, along with Family and Consumer Science teachers and a Health Careers Technology teacher, teamed up to make facemasks for frontline workers at Allegheny General Hospital, Presbyterian SeniorCare and Kane Hospital.

The Courier has learned that those Family and Consumer Science teachers from Allderdice and Carrick have top-notch sewing skills…they made the facemasks with filter pockets. And the CTE teachers in the engineering program at Allderdice and Obama are talented as well…they made the adjustable extender straps.

The presentation of the facemasks was made in front of Allegheny General Hospital on the North Side, to AGH President Dr. David Parda and Highmark Health Senior Community Affairs Analyst Mark Jones.

Pictured above are PPS Superintendent Anthony Hamlet, EdD, providing the facemasks to an AGH representative, and (Top) PPS CTE Director Angela Mike addressing the crowd. (Photos by Courier photographer J.L. Martello)

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