EVIT Superintendent's Update - October 2018
Posted on 11/09/2018
EVIT Superintendent's Update - October 2018Breakfast and a good cause!
Tickets and table sponsorships are selling out fast for this year’s EVIT Foundation Breakfast fundraiser. All proceeds help low-income EVIT students pay program fees. And this year, we have a special guest speaker: U.S. Senator Jon Kyl. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.evit.com/evitef. We hope you can join us for this wonderful event that will feature a gourmet breakfast prepared and served by EVIT Culinary Arts students.

From EVIT to art school
Two 3D Animation students – Tyler Crabtree, a senior at Combs High School, and Karen Phan, a senior at Chandler’s Hamilton High School – were recently accepted into a highly recognized art school, The DAVE (Digital Animation & Visual Effects) School. The DAVE School is located on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida in Orlando. The students traveled to Florida over fall break to tour the campus and were immediately accepted. Because of their two years of training at EVIT, they have been offered internships to start next fall.

Ford training
EVIT’s Automotive Technologies program will soon be housing a Factory Ford Training, similar to the Subaru program already housed at the Main Campus. High school students will be able to train and test for manufacturer certifications in both programs. An Audi program should also be in place by January.

Working together
Thank you to culinary instructors and students in Scottsdale Unified School District, Mesquite High School in Gilbert Public Schools and Tempe Union’s McClintock High School, who are meeting with instructors and students at The Culinary School @ EVIT to find effective ways to collaborate. This is the way EVIT programs and satellite programs should work together to ensure students have opportunities to pursue career pathways.

What do we accept in CTE?
We often hear that EVIT doesn’t do things the way Arizona’s other career technical education districts (CTEDs) do. That may be true in Arizona, but not nationally. EVIT has a lot in common with similar schools in other states. Education Week recently posted an article online that asks: “Will we accept that CTE often entails ‘voucher schools’? Will we accept that expanding CTE may eliminate some existing teaching positions? Will we accept that traditional teacher preparation is inadequate or unnecessary for CTE instructors? Will we accept CTE’s bedrock reliance on high-stakes testing?” Read the article here: https://bit.ly/2Cr7bMq

More reading material
Thank you to Arizona Education News for publishing “Trained, credentialed, placed – How do you know if a CTE program is working?” Read it here: https://bit.ly/2IMzard

EVIT Superintendent's Update - October 2018

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