JTED NEWS

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Meet the Teacher: Daryl Royse & Scott Bossen HVAC

Learn how Pima JTED’s Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) program can help you gain high-demand skills and enter a well-paying career with instructors at our JTED @ TRANE campus Daryl Royse and Scott Bossen.

Alex Jacome, Patti Greenleaf, Cesar Gutierrez, Kathy Prather Senator Andrea Delessandro

The Way to Work Newsletter

We’re celebrating Sunnyside’s National award-winning CTE Teacher Cesar Gutierrez, the Common Ground award for our new campus rising up on Tucson’s Southside, the inspiration of Dr. Kevin Fleming, and the two new CTE programs for students at Santa Rita H.S. It’s all in the latest edition of The Way to Work. 

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The Way to Work Podcasts: Career & Tech Talk Series

Host Greg D’Anna speaks with Pima JTED Industrial Trades & Facilities Manager Jim Luckow and Pima JTED Director of Career & Educational Services Stacey Rich about Construction careers and the upcoming Southern Arizona Construction and Career Days event Nov. 6 and 7 at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds.

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The Way to Work Podcast: Career and Tech Talk Series

On this episode of The Way to Work Podcasts: Greg D’Anna, host of our Career and Tech Talk series, speaks with Pima JTED Superintendent/CEO Kathy Prather and Pima JTED Director of Student Services Amanda Simeza about why students should incorporate Career and Technical Education programs into their schedules, how JTED is working with industry to…

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Meet the Teacher: David Fuller 3D Animation & Game Design

In this class, you’ll learn to create interactive and visually stimulating presentations, 3D modeling, animation, interactive media, 3D games and Virtual Reality for HTC Vive, Occulus Headset and other Android devices. Learn more in The Way to Work podcast Meet the Teacher Series.

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Meet the Teacher: Kimberly McCroy – Physical Therapy Technician

Meet Pima JTED Physical Therapy Technician instructor Kimberly McCroy. She explains what students learn in this premier Career and Technical Education program, and discusses everything you’ll need to know to successfully become a Physical Therapist Technician while you’re still in high school. Our Meet the Teacher Series podcasts help students, parents, and counselors discover career…

Andrew Lettes, Kathy Prather, Reggie Brooks

Pima JTED Legendary Teachers Honored

Two Pima JTED teachers were honored as Legendary Teachers during a ceremony at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24 at the Pima County Superintendent’s Office (200 North Stone Ave.).  The Tucson Optimist Club, a sponsor of this year’s Legendary Teacher awards, presented checks for $250 to Reggie Brooks, who has taught Automotive Technologies for the past…

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Pima JTED renews program to feed students attending evening programs

Pima JTED has received a federal grant renewal from the Child and Adult Care Food Program to continue providing healthy snacks to students who attend evening and Saturday programs at the district’s JTED @ Camino Seco and JTED @ Master Pieces campuses. With the help of the grant originally awarded in 2013, Pima JTED has…

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Textbooks for Public View

Formal adoption of listed textbooks are being considered and will take place after the textbooks have been reviewed by the public for a period of sixty days (prior to the ratification for a formal adoption). The public may view textbooks Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Except Holidays) at: Pima JTED District…

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Potoff Private Philanthropy $1 million gift to help students follow donor’s footsteps into CTE

Here’s the latest news on Potoff Private Philanthropy’s surprise gift to the JTED Foundation of $1 million, and ground breaking news about our new building. Sometimes high school graduation speeches go off-script, and when that happened this year at Pima JTED’s Program Completion Ceremony, the speaker, Bill Westcott, Executive Director of Potoff Private Philanthropy received…

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Pima JTED Completion Ceremony Inspiring Stories

Friday, May 17, 2019 Gates open 6:30 p.m. Ceremony starts 7:30 p.m. Kino Sports Complex (2500 E. Ajo Way) The Pima JTED Program Completion Ceremony will celebrate the inspiring stories of 650 students who have completed their Central Campus Career and Technical Education programs. This year, we have several students who have completed one or…

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Biotechnology: Classroom to Career

Tucson Local Media reporter Jeff Gardner takes a closer look at how our Biotechnology programs at Ironwood High School and Pueblo High School are preparing a skilled workforce for local industry.

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The Way to Work

Pima JTED breaks ground on a new 50,000 sq. ft. campus on Tucson’s Southwest side, Precision Manufacturing students at Desert View High School buiild confidence and skills to land jobs, our Veterinary Assistant students gain valuable paws on experience, and more in the May issue of The Way to Work.

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Pima JTED’s Innovative Learning Campus at the Bridges to open 2020

The Pima Joint Technical Education District (JTED) is breaking ground on the northwest corner of I-10 and Park Avenue mid-May for a two-story, 50,000 square-foot Innovative Learning Campus. The new campus, located on the western section of the Bridges, is slated to open in July 2020. The site is being developed through a joint venture…

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$250,000+ Grant Awarded to Innovative Learning Center

The Rotary Club of Tucson (RCOT) has selected Pima County Joint Technical Educational District (JTED) as the winner of its dream big; make a difference in our community centennial project competition. JTED’s project, the Innovation Learning Center, will be built in one of the areas of greatest need in our community. It will receive a…

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Career tech programs are building the future workforce

KGUN 9 Reporter Natalie Tarangioli reports on two new CTE programs that will be available to high school students, and how we’re doing our part to offset our nation’s shortage of skilled workers.

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Fire engine gift dedication ceremony

Pima JTED Fire Service students and instructor, Fire Captain Gary Watson, are holding a dedication ceremony this Saturday, February 16, to celebrate a recent gift from the Three Points Fire District: A 1985 Van Pelt Fire Engine on a Spartan Gladiator Chassis, that is outfitted with a 500 gallon tank, a 1500 gpm Hale 2…

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Industry eyes high school construction skills event

On Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16, 50 construction professionals will judge the skills of 111 local high school  students, who are preparing to enter the industry, in six categories; Construction Technology, Advanced Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Masonry, and TeamWorks, which involves a four-person team building a project from a blueprint. It’s all part of…

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Ashley Williams, CVT becomes National Board Certified Teacher

Pima JTED Veterinary Science teacher Ashley Williams, CVT, has distinguished herself as a National Board Certified Teacher, an honor considered the gold standard of teaching. National Board Certification is earned by teachers who meet rigorous standards through a performance-based, peer-reviewed series of assessment components. The four major components focus on content knowledge, differentiation in instruction,…

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The Way to Work

Construction students at Cienega High School restore a 1915 home, the first class of Community Service Officers we graduated with Tucson Police hit the streets, and check out Construction and Career Days all in the December edition of The Way to Work!

You’ve Got Class! Program Start Dates by Campus:

JTED @Amphi Land Lab – Wednesday, Aug. 1 JTED @ Baboquivari – Started July 12 JTED @ Camino Seco – Wednesday, Aug. 1 JTED @ Empire – Started July 20 JTED @ Flowing Wells – Thursday, Aug. 9 JTED @ Master Pieces – Wednesday, Aug 1 JTED @ Mountain View – Monday, Aug. 6 JTED…

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Summer in the classroom could help students win scholarship

KGUN 9 reporter/anchor Kevin Boughton caught up with students at our JTED @ Star – Storm Center who will develop innovative new products and try to impress the sharks with them on June 29 to win $5,000 in scholarships.

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Stay ahead of the robots for the jobs of the future

KGUN 9 Reporter Craig Smith reports on ways students can avoid being replaced as employees with robots by focusing on the right high-demand jobs for the future. The story airs tonight (May 15) at 6 p.m. on KGUN 9 News.

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Mr. Ross Potoff $1,500 Video Scholarship Winners

The Pima JTED Foundation is pleased to announce the following students are the recipients of the Mr. Ross Potoff $1,500 Video Scholarship Contest for 2018. The students will be recognized during the Pima JTED Completion Ceremony this Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m., Tucson Convention Center Arena. Nate Brown, Walden Grove High School, Law &…

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Free Vaccine & Microchip Clinic

Our Veterinary Science students invite you to bring your best buddy to the JTED @ Amphi Land Lab clinic this Saturday, May 12, from 8 to noon, for free vaccines and microchips.

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Central Campus Status Report

All programs are open for May 4 and beyond. Thursday, May 3 JTED @ Master Pieces – Open JTED @ Camino Seco – Open JTED @ Amphi Land Lab – Afternoon/Evening Programs Open JTED @ Baboquivari – Open JTED @ Empire – Open JTED @ Flowing Wells – Open JTED @ Mountain View – Afternoon/Evening Programs Open JTED…

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The Way to Work

Our Culinary Arts champions are headed to Nationals, Caterpillar treated our students to a Day in the Dirt, UA Physiology students are helping JTED students make a successful transition to the UA, the JTED Foundation is offering lots of scholarships, and much more!

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$1,500 Video Scholarship Contest

Use your phone to make a 2-5 minute video about your favorite CTE/JTED program and you could win one of 23 $1,500 scholarships generously offered through the JTED Fund by Mr. Ross Potoff.