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Veterinary Science Success
Law & Public Safety Students Capture Careers
Students Eat Up Etiquette Training
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Students' Picture Success
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Vet Science Students Like Dog Day Afternoons 

Veterinary Science Instructor Joanna Grijalva's students gain real, relevant experience assisting the Veterinarians and staff at the Pima Animal Care Center every week. Recently, 25 of her students earned their Pet CPR and First Aid certifications. Ten of her students have taken their Certified Veterinary Assistant exams through Texas A&M University and are awaiting their results. 

Rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are looking to enter one of the many career fields that involve working with animals may enroll online now at  for the 2017-2018 school year.

Law Alumni Join Forces and Give Back

Officers Marcum and Friggle At a Tucson Police Department Ceremony this week JTED Law, Public Safety and Security alumni Anna Friggle (photo right) and Michael Marcum were among this year's academy graduates who had their loved ones pin their Community Service Officer badges on their new uniforms. Officer Marcum completed the JTED program in 2014, and Officer Friggle completed the program in 2015. 

TPD's Community Service Officers drive marked police cars and respond to calls of burglary, traffic accidents, and found property. According to the City of Tucson website, the department is looking to start recruiting 25 additional Community Service Officers next week. 

police officers Eddie Valenzuela and Alex Volk Eduardo Valenzuela (photo left) and Alex Volk completed JTED's Law program in 2011. As a part of their education, they participated in the SkillsUSA Regional and State competitions that year. 

This year, they were back at the SkillUSA State Competition volunteering as industry judges. Officer Valenzuela is a member of the Tucson Police Department, and his classmate, Officer Volk, serves on the Phoenix Police Department. 

This duo also testified before the Senate Education Committee at the Arizona State Legislature this year in favor of HB 2229. The bill is intended to fix language passed in SB 1525 last year that states all JTED classes "must lead to industry certification" to include "or employment." Officers Valenzuela and Volk pointed out that while there was no certification upon completion of their JTED program, it did lead to their employment in law enforcment. 

Law and Public Safety Instructor Joseph Wall, a Tucson Police Department Detective, says a critical part of learning how to become a law enforcement officer is learning how to give back to the community. 
A Tavola Event Prepares Students for Social Events

Pima JTED ensures students have every skill to land their dream job, including having good table manners for that all-important recruiting dinner or lunch or business meeting. Thanks to Cindy West, Director of Catering at Tucson Country Club, Culinary Arts, Hospitality, and Business Management and Administrative Services students can participate in a variety of social settings with confidence in their etiquette skills. Ms. West has worked with JTED instructors and Career and Technical Education Directors to provide this valuable training for the past 10 years. For many of the students in attendance this was their first experience with fine dining.    

2017 Central Campus Completion Ceremony
2017 completion ceremony invite
Save the date for our 2017 Central Campus Program Completion Ceremony.  Approximately 600 students will celebrate completing their JTED program this year. Tickets are not required for the event.
  • Central Program Completion Ceremony
  • 7 p.m., Friday, May 19, 2017
  • Tucson Convention Center Arena
  • Doors Open at 6 p.m.

Photo Finish

JTED Photography students at Canyon del Oro High School Braden Matsuzawa and Zoe Marks, along with Brian Medrano from Sabino High School won awards for their entries in this year's Arizona Highways Adventure in Nature photo contest. 

Braden's instructor, Lee Street, reports that he won Second Place and $2,500 for his entry, "Caterpillar." Zoe and Brian each won Honorable Mention and $250 for their respective entries, "Bee" and "Mount Lemmon."



Mount Lemmon

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