EVIT Superintendent's Update - September 2018
Posted on 09/20/2018
EVIT Superintendent's Update - September 2018New partnership
EVIT has partnered with College Bound AZ to help students successfully transition from EVIT and high school to Arizona State University. Many high school students, especially low-income students, plan to go to college, but fail to make it there because they miss completing forms and other details. Each year, College Bound AZ will work with up to 60 EVIT students planning to attend ASU to ensure missed details and bumps in the road don’t keep them from going to college.

1+1=Associate Degree!
On Monday, the governing board approved a memorandum of understanding with Gateway Community College to offer an associate degree program for adult students in EVIT’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program. The students will complete one year of training at EVIT and one year of education at Gateway to earn their degree. Gateway will reserve 50 percent of the seats in its program for EVIT students.

Big rig donation
Chicago-based Navistar International Corporation has donated five big rig trucks worth over $400,000 to EVIT’s Diesel Technologies program. The donation includes interfaces students will use on laptop computers to diagnose engine issues. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates job openings for diesel mechanics and technicians will increase by 12 percent by 2024. Navistar’s generous donation will go a long way toward helping EVIT meet this need.

Fountain Hills campus
We recently had a wonderful open house at the EVIT branch campus in Fountain Hills. In addition to the career and technical education programs offered there, we have created incubator space for local home-based businesses. Our goal is to not only have a campus that provides quality CTE for students, but a space businesses from Fountain Hills and the surrounding area can use to grow and thrive.

Laser aesthetics
Adult Education @ EVIT is now offering a Laser Aesthetics Technician program that will allow our students to earn at a reasonable rate what can be a very expensive specialty certification. The new adult program comes at a time when the high school Aesthetics program has a record 114 students enrolled.

Save the date
This year’s EVIT Foundation Gourmet Breakfast Fundraiser will be 7 to 9 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 8 in the Culinary Arts Banquet Hall at the Dr. A. Keith Crandell (Main) Campus in Mesa. The foundation provides financial assistance to low-income EVIT students who need help in paying program and certification testing fees. Last year’s breakfast raised over $85,000 thanks to the support of Arizona business and industry. We’re hoping for another great turnout this year.

EVIT Superintendent's Update - September 2018

EVIT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its programs or activities. CTE program offerings include: Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications; Auto & Transportation Services; Construction Technologies; Culinary Arts & Hospitality; Education; Engineering; Health Sciences; Human Services; Information Technology; Manufacturing Trades; and Public Safety. For a full listing of programs, go to evit.com/programs. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in EVIT CTE programs. The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX/Title VII/EEOC Coordinator, EVIT Superintendent, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201 or call (480) 461-4000, or by email at superintendent@evit.com; Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Tony Niccum, STEPS, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ 85201, or call (480) 461-4154 or by email tniccum@evit.com

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