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Discover why Nogales Unified School District voters approved joining  Pima JTED, and see how having animals as neighbors is a good thing for our Veterinary Science students. It’s all in our November edition.

two licensed nursing assistant students in clinical lab

Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona and Connie Hillman Family Foundation help Pima JTED with $25,000 in funding

A $15,000 grant from the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona and a $10,000 gift from the Connie Hillman Family Foundation are strengthening Pima JTED’s Career and Technical Education programs and helping students secure certifications for employment. Changes to Senate Bill 1525, which restored JTED funding in Arizona this past February, place an emphasis on industry…

Construction crane lifting module into place on JTED @ Star building

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Learn about a new honor for Superintendent/CEO Dr. Alan L. Storm, check in with one of our Heavy Equipment Operations students, and see what’s in store for JTED’s next five years.

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New Heavy Equipment Operations & Construction programs opening in Aug. 2016 for Sunnyside area students, and see how hot job prospects are for our Fire Service and Automotive students.

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Check out our March edition of The Way to Work and learn more about the great things happening in Career and Technical Education and in our public schools.

Plan in works to restore $28 million for JTEDs

Howard Fischer Capitol Media writes about a new deal with the districts to see how they are spending their money on JTEDs and how the legislation might define JTED programs.

The Skinny – Technical Issue

Jim Nintzel of the Tucson Weekly reports: “Unless the state acts soon, Arizona’s successful career and tech ed programs look doomed.”  

Lawmakers rally to restore JTED funds

The Arizona Capitol Times’ Howard Fischer reports, “State lawmakers are lining up en masse to block plans by Gov. Doug Ducey to sharply slash funding to career and technical education programs.”

Proposed bill could save JTED funding

KVOA News 4 Tucson reporter Matt Fernandez interviews Sunnyside District students, including Felicity Glenn who says, “”If you want something and you are dead set on doing it, you love what you do [and] you love what you are learning. If it’s taken away from you, it’s something that might not be replaceable.”

Veto-proof majority backs repeal of technical education cuts

An article in the Arizona Daily Star by Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services, states, “State lawmakers are lining up en masse to block plans by Gov. Doug Ducey to sharply slash funding to career and technical education programs.”

Pima JTED high school students win state Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management competition

Teams from the JTED @ Mountain View Culinary Arts program and the Sahuarita High School JTED Culinary program won first place awards at the 2016 Southwest Gas Arizona ProStart Invitational in the Culinary and Management categories respectfully on Jan. 16. The Sahuarita team also earned second place in Culinary competition. The Culinary teams prepared a three-course meal in…

Tucsonans want more school funding in Governor’s budget

Arizona Public Media Producer/Reporter Andrea Kelly attended the Governor’s budget presentation and spoke with Linda Poppen who says, “They need to find $30 million to put back into this program. All students aren’t geared for college, these are technical schools, they’re valuable.”

The Way to Work Newsletter, December 2015

Our students are award winners, designers, builders, and life savers. Read these inspirational stories and find out how one new program will be moving heaven and earth.

JTED EMT Students Save Lives

When Jesse Garcia enrolled in the Pima County JTED EMT program he had no idea he’d save a man’s life before completing the course. The Pima County JTED provides amazing opportunities to young high school students to fulfill their dreams. For some, that dream is to become a nationally certified Emergency Medical Technician. Michelle Watson,…

A Better Economic Future by Design

JTED Precision Manufacturing instructor Cesar Gutierrez helps up to 300 Desert View High School students a year build career opportunities and dispel stereotypes about Tucson’s Southside. “Many students on the Southside have limited resources and as a result small choices on what to do with their lives,” said Gutierrez. “I was one of those students,…