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JTED Welcomes Nogales Unified School District
New Veterinary Science Campus Opens
Domo Arrigato Mr. Roboto!
Women's, Hillman Foundations Help JTED Students
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Nogales Set to Join Pima JTED July 1

On November 8 more than 60 percent of voters in the Nogales Unified School District approved their district's initiative to become a member of the Pima JTED. Mily Fontes, Nogales District CTE Director, says the results show that residents want their students to have an opportunity to go straight to work and further their education. 

The Nogales Unified School District currently offers nine Career and Technical Education programs at Nogales High School and one at Pierson Vocational High School. The district has 1,082 students enrolled in CTE programs. 

Pima JTED Superintendent/CEO Alan L. Storm, Ph.D. says, "Pima County JTED is delighted to welcome the Nogales Unified School District as its 14th member district working to deliver premier Career & Technical Education in partnership with business, industry, and community stakeholders."

Nogales Culinary Students The additional funding generated by the satellite CTE programs in Nogales can be used to upgrade and update equipment and materials in the existing CTE programs, as well as developing new CTE programs in Santa Cruz County.

Storm says in its first 10 years of operation, Pima JTED has received more than $146 million dollars in revenue generated by all CTE/JTED programs throughout Pima County, San Manuel, and Rio Rico. More than $102 million of that has gone directly back to member district CTE/JTED students. JTED administrative staff will be working closely with the Nogales Administration, planning current and future CTE/JTED needs, as we prepare for implementation on 
July 1, 2017
Our Neighbors are a Bunch of Animals!

Pima JTED Central Campus Veterinary Science students are able to get that essential real-world, hands-on experience now that the new JTED @ Amphi Land Lab Campus is complete. The campus is located at 450 E. Wetmore Road. 

The newly remodeled 1,700 square-foot facility features a large classroom space, multiple exam rooms, a surgical room with large observation windows, an x-ray room, and a reception/office area. Students say the best part of class is having a variety of animals that they can help care for just beyond their classroom door. 
Future Engineers Compete for VEX Robotics Championship

Earlier this month, 30 teams of CTE/JTED Engineering students competed in the 2016 VEX Robotics Competition at Tucson Unified School District's Palo Verde Magnet High School. 
$25,000 in Grants, Gifts Help JTED Students
Licensed Nursing Assistant student practices feeding fellow student
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 certifications for students. Pima JTED Director of Central Programs Tamara Nicolosi says the grant and gift enable the district to cover the costs of industry-required CPR certifications. The gift, made to the JTED Fund at the Pima Community College Foundation in May, also covers the costs of industry certifications for students who couldn't otherwise afford them and who are completing programs such as; Licensed Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Service, Law & Public Safety, and Cosmetology.
"We're extremely grateful for the continued support we've received from the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona and the Connie Hillman Family Foundation," says Pima JTED Superintendent/CEO Alan L. Storm, Ph.D. "I can't think of a more noble investment in our community than to help young people succeed in their chosen career path. I'm confident many of them will rise to a position when they can and will pay this generous act forward."
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