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District Info

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:

  • Ajo
  • Amphitheater
  • Baboquivari
  • Catalina Foothills
  • Flowing Wells
  • Mammoth-San Manuel
  • Marana
  • Nogales
  • Sahuarita
  • Santa Cruz Valley
  • Sunnyside
  • Tanque Verde
  • Tucson
  • Vail


Pima JTED is nationally acclaimed for innovative career and technical education systems, people and programs that empower students to lead in careers, colleges and life. The district is a key economic development driver of a thriving Southern Arizona.


Impact lives and advance economic development through innovative career and technical education.

Core Values:

  • We value student opportunity.
  • We value faculty, staff and volunteers.
  • We value equity and diversity.
  • We value modalities of teaching that provide relevant, innovative and engaging opportunities for learning.
  • We value professional skills and culture that embrace a growth mindset and self-care.
  • We value collaborative partnerships with business, industry and community.


Strategic Plan 2025:

Students & Programs:

Goal: Pima JTED will actualize a data-informed, master planning system for program development that is  responsive to economic development initiatives and which ensures all area youth are provided innovative and  relevant career and technical education.


  • 1.1 – By developing the Portrait of a JTED Completer, JTED will promote high expectations for students and teachers.
  • 1.2 – A data-informed system for program development has empowered decision-making of programs, facilities and student opportunity.
  • 1.3 – By developing the Portrait of a JTED Program, JTED will promote high expectations of programs.
  • 1.4 – JTED’s member districts, satellite campuses, and faculty/staff benefit from an innovative partnership with JTED that builds synergetic momentum for improved experiences of students.
  • 1.5 – A Preventative Maintenance, Repair, and Replacement Plan improves operational efficiencies, keeping resources close to student learning.
  • 1.6 – All JTED programs offer teaching modalities that are appropriate for the learning of all students.
  • 1.7 – JTED’s use of a purposeful assessment system including Formative, Summative and Credential measurement ensures consistent checks for understanding and differentiated instruction.

Professional Community:

Goal: Pima JTED will ensure that 100% of satellite and central teachers and staff have access to engaging professional development within a culture that values diversity and growth mindset, as well as coaching and local business industry support.


  • 2.1 – Student engagement in decision making is present throughout the organization and has created a bridge to student perspective.
  • 2.2 – JTED’s faculty and staff are better able to provide an exceptional learning experience to students because JTED is a great place to work.
  • 2.3 – Innovative Professional Development offerings have increased by 25% (including the development of 10 asynchronous webinars) resulting in improved performance in evaluation and measures found in the Program and Completer profiles.
  • 2.4 – By developing approaches informed by a lens of equity for all, JTED’s environment can be more reflective of its community.


Goal: Pima JTED will have implemented a stakeholder engagement system detailing value-adding strategies to engage JTED Alumni, parents, lawmakers, community, as well as business and industry, including local program advisory committees.


  • 3.1 – JTED’s active engagement in the community places the district at the forefront of education and economic development initiatives in Arizona and includes CTE 101 opportunities for community to learn more about CTE and Pima JTED.
  • 3.2 – JTED facilitates a CTED professional network that leverages the talents and skills of the CTED community for the collective good.
  • 3.3 – JTED Alumni receive services that improve outcomes and provide opportunities to contribute to the District’s Mission.
  • 3.4 – Legislators are informed about CTE and CTED initiatives leading to improved exposure and promising legislative changes.
  • 3.5 – The Pima JTED Governing Board positions the district for success by consistently engaging in the accomplishment of JTED’s mission.
  • 3.6 – All JTED programs engage in an advisory process that adds value to the program and provides a feedback loop for business, industry and post-secondary institutions.
  • 3.7 – By parents being actively involved in their student’s learning and JTED programming, JTED students will experience improved outcomes.

Pima JTED Strategic Plan 2025

Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy:

The 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.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Tina Norton, Title IX Coordinator
2855 W. Master Pieces Drive, Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 512-5277 x7501