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Construction companies build opportunities for students at the Southern Arizona Construction and Careers Days, The Rotary Club of Tucson deserves a “Classic” thank you, and more in the October issue of The Way to Work.

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Southern Arizona Construction and Career Days

Southern Arizona Construction and Career Days are designed to demonstrate a wide variety of high-paying, in-demand jobs in the construction trades to high school students. KGUN 9’s Craig Smith reports on the two-day event that hosted 1,500 students.

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Ten JTED @ Star Construction students give up fall break to volunteer to rebuild homes in Houston, our Alumni Spotlight catches Corrections Officer Daniel Conrad and Tucson Federal Credit Union gives generously to help JTED students, plus more in our September edition.

Textbooks for Public View

The following textbooks are available for public view at the Pima JTED District Office during business hours (2855 W. Master Pieces Drive, Tucson, AZ). Formal adoption of the textbook “On Cooking: A Textbook of Culinary Fundamentals” by authors Sarah R. Labensky, Alan M. Hause, and Priscilla A. Martel, for Culinary Arts (5th edition, Pearson, ISBN-13…

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Early Childhood Education students win top national awards

The following students in our Early Childhood Education programs at both JTED @ Mountain View and Canyon del Oro High School won top awards at FCCLA Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee: Canyon del Oro (Instructor Jennifer Atteberry-Pierpont) Lindsay Hoel, Gold for Entrepreneurship Nicole Davis, Gold for ECE Tatiana Sierra, Silver for ECE Michelle Johnson, Silver for Career…

High School STEM students enter Tucson’s first Junior Shark Tank Friday, June 30

High school inventors and entrepreneurs from various traditional public and charter schools have spent the better part of June working alongside engineers on product design and processes as they gear up to compete for scholarships in S.Y.STEM’s first Junior Shark Tank. Junior Shark Tank Competition Friday, June 30 3 to 7 p.m. Amethyst Room –…

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Our Governing Board tapped Sunnyside CTE Director Kathy Prather to be JTED’s new Deputy Superintendent, the Connie Hillman Family Foundation’s recent gift match comes just in time for the JTED Fund’s Gala Celebration, our new Physical Therapy Techs are moving into jobs easily, plus more news in this month’s edition.

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Notice of Public Forum

Meet the Candidates for Pima JTED Deputy Superintendent Jimmy Hart Tamara Nicolosi Kathy Prather Aron Schmidt Tuesday, May 23, 2017 6 to 8 p.m. JTED District Office, Building 1, Governing Board Room 2855 W. Master Pieces Drive, Tucson The Pima County Joint Technical Education District (JTED) is seeking a highly qualified Deputy Superintendent who will…

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2017 Program Completion Ceremony

Pima JTED’s 2017 Program Completion Ceremony will be held this Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. in the Tucson Convention Center Arena, 260 South Church Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. Students must arrive, dressed and ready to go by 4:30 p.m. Tickets are not required for the event. The TCC Arena prohibits outside food…

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Textbooks for Public View

Notice: Formal adoption of textbooks for Nursing Assistant and Medical Assistant 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).

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Our Veterinary Science students describe their experiences working with professionals at the Pima Animal Care Center, and our Law students are landing jobs and giving back to the community. View award-winning photography, and more in the April edition of The Way to Work.

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A huge thanks to the Amphitheater and Sunnyside Communities for joining us as we celebrated the grand openings of two new Central Campuses. Catch this and more good news in the March edition of The Way to Work.

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National NIMS program accreditation helps local business hire the best employees – our students! Also congratulations to the JTED @ Mountain View Culinary Arts Program, and there’s one more chance for prospective students to visit a Program Showcase. It’s all in our Jan. edition of The Way to Work.

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See sparks fly as Marana High School students work on great careers in welding, and learn why the Arizona School Boards Association awarded their top honor to the Sunnyside District’s iSTEM College and Career Academy – Precision Manufacturing program at Desert View High School.

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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.

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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,…