Pima JTED is a public Career and Technical Education District which works with 14 member public school districts to provide premier CTE programs to sophomore, junior, and senior level high school students. Research shows that students who complete a Career and Technical Education program have far greater success than their peers:
- Graduating high school
- Completing post-secondary education
- Successfully entering the job market
Students who enroll in Pima JTED programs earn high school credit, and in some cases, may earn college credit, industry certifications, and/or a state license. We do not offer core curriculum classes, nor do we award high school diplomas, however our counselors will offer guidance to students to obtain their educational/career goals.
Established in 2007, Pima JTED was approved by voters thanks to the tireless efforts of many local educators who worked with business and community leaders, and local and state elected officials. It originally covered eleven member school districts – all located within the boundaries of Pima County. Since then, two districts, Santa Cruz Valley and Nogales unified school districts, as well as the Mammoth/San Manuel Unified School District in Pinal County have joined to better serve their students.
The creation of the Pima JTED enables school districts to:
- Offer premier CTE programs to students in a cost-efficient manner
- Share resources to serve a greater number of students
- Take advantage of economies of scale to save tax-payer dollars
We serve students who are enrolled in public, private, and charter schools; students who are home-schooled, as well as students who are in the process of earning a GED and who are under 22 years of age. Students may attend JTED classes at one of our 15 Central Campuses, located throughout Pima County, or at one of our satellite locations which are located at all public high schools in Pima County, Rio Rico, Nogales, and Mammoth/San Manuel.
We serve all students who reside in the following school district boundaries:
- Catalina Foothills
- Flowing Wells
- Mammoth-San Manuel
- Santa Cruz Valley
- Tanque Verde
Preparing all students to succeed in college, careers, and life.
We deliver premier career and technical education in partnership with business, industry and community stakeholders.
Guiding Educational Philosophy:
• Upgrading and enhancing existing courses and programs in participating districts.
• Expanding the options and rigor of courses available to students.
• Providing innovative training for students to enter the Southern Arizona workforce.
• Providing a community resource to enhance career skills and improve employability options.
• We value relationships that are honest, supportive and foster long-term loyalty and trust.
• We value communication that is timely, relevant, honest and open, that promotes collaboration.
• We value a fair and professional environment where all interact and are treated in the same manner.
• We value diversity of perspective, opinion, background, and culture.
• We value change and innovation that has a positive impact.
• We value service that is premier.
Strategic Plan 2016-2021:
- Purpose and Direction: The Pima JTED will make every relevant career cluster accessible to all students.
- Governance and Leadership: The Pima JTED will effectively manage a growing, complex, geographically spread-out, and diverse organization.
- Teaching and Assessing for Learning: The Pima JTED will provide leadership and support to ensure that each student leaves high school career ready as measured through the A-F System.
- Resources and Support Systems: The Pima JTED will establish and sustain advocacy groups and partnerships that represent all stakeholders of JTED and its goals.
- Using Results for Continuous Improvement: The Pima JTED will establish a common data collection and distribution process that measures attributes of premier programs, student learning and program effectiveness.
Pima County JTED #11 is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, language of origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or marital status. Unless expressly superseded by controlling federal or state statutes, regulations or court decisions, this policy will prevail in all matters concerning staff members, students, the public, educational programs and services and individuals with whom the Joint Board does business.