JTED In The News

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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Desert View skilled trades program, teacher win national honor

KOLD News 13 reports: Cesar Gutierrez, the precision manufacturing teacher at Desert View High School, was one of three first-place winners of the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. He was surprised with a check for $100,000 during an assembly at the school on Thursday, Oct. 24.

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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…

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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…


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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Features our Physical Therapy Tech, Medical Assistant, Cosmetology, Animation, and Fire Service program.

Brenda Marietti, Alex Jacome, Kathy Prather, Bill Westcott, Ross Potoff, big check

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…