Legendary Teacher Day Proclamation

Legendary Teacher Day

Our Governing Board, during their regular meeting held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, declared that Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 is Legendary Teacher Day in the Pima County JTED. Students and Alumni can nominate their Legendary teacher by clicking the link above.

The Way to Work Newsletter

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.

The Way to Work Newsletter

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,…

JTED Funding Still in Limbo

A guest opinion in the Arizona Daily Star by Pima JTED Superintendent/CEO Alan L. Storm, Ph.D.

Textbooks available for public viewing

The public is invited to view textbooks for the Fire Service and Veterinary Science programs prior to the Pima County JTED Governing Board’s possible adoption of them for use at our Central Campuses.

JTED Funding Myths Debunked

A few myths regarding JTED funding circulated through the State Capitol while legislators were grappling with tough decisions the night that the budget was passed. This document was created to help set the record straight.

JTED Funding White Paper

Let’s Put Arizona to Work: A case for restoring JTED/Career and Technical Education program funding in Arizona.

Grant opportunities for high school juniors interested in Aviation Technology

A local grant held by the Pima County One-Stop has seven seats available for high school juniors who wish to embark on a career as an Aviation Technician with Pima County JTED. Free tuition, free books, and paid summer learning experiences are all included, but students need to enroll before Aug. 17

Infographic: History of JTED Budget Cuts

Despite being  one of Arizona’s most successful models of education, boosting higher graduation rates, increasing standardized test scores, and preparing students to enter the workforce and earn good wages, here’s a look at recent budget cuts to JTEDs’ Career & Technical Education programs.

KAET PBS program Horizonte reports on JTED budget cuts

Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) Superintendent Gregory Donovan and Pima County Joint Technical Education District (JTED) Assistant Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer Tina Norton discuss state budget cuts to JTEDs.

JTED boss: Budget cuts are ‘death knell’

Arizona Daily Star Reporter Luis Carrasco’s interview with Pima County JTED Superintendent/CEO Alan L. Storm, Ph.D. and several representatives from industry who hire and want to continue hiring JTED students for high wage/high demand jobs.

CTE/JTED Budget Cuts in the Sunnyside School District

Arizona Public Media’s Christopher Conover examines how Arizona’s budget cuts will devastate programs that provide much needed skilled workers to industry in an interview with Sunnyside Unified School District CTE Director Kathy Prather.

Infographic: JTED Budget Cuts for 2016-2017

It’s about the economy. We put people to work. Here’s information you need to know about JTED budget cuts that will take effect in the 2016-2017 school year.

Did lawmakers kill the goose that lays the golden eggs?

JTED Superintendent/CEO Alan L. Storm, Ph.D., makes the case in the Arizona Capitol Times for why a special session of the Legislature needs to correct the wrong turn we made in the middle of the night.

JTED program needs to be funded robustly

Judy Clinco, president and CEO of Catalina In-Home Services, and member of the Pima County Workforce Development Board, advocates for JTED funding in the Arizona Daily Star.

EDUCATION The Rest of the Story

Host Nancy Montoya, of Arizona Education Watch,  looks at the Future of JTED on the ACCESS Tucson program Education: The Rest of the Story.

JTEDs put Arizonans to work & offer ROI

Many states across the country  are increasing funding for Career and Technical Education programs for good reason: They work! Unfortunately the recent budget approved by our Legislature and Governor for 2016-2017 will gut these programs that are proven to contribute to economic growth and student success.

Automotive Service Association Golf Tournament

Fore! Golfers, ASA of Southern Arizona is hosting a golf tournament to raise funds for scholarships for Pima County JTED automotive students and ASA members’ employees. Hit the links for registration and sponsorship information or visit the upcoming events tab at www.asaaz.org