EVIT Superintendent's Updates - November 2018
Posted on 11/19/2018
November updates from Dr. Downey, EVIT SuperintendentSuccessful fundraiser
The EVIT Foundation raised over $110,000 last week at its annual gourmet breakfast fundraiser. Students from The Culinary School @ EVIT did a masterful job of preparing and serving a wonderful breakfast. U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl addressed the crowd of about 400 people, alum Joey Liberatore and parent Ann Low gave stirring testimonials, and we honored Rolf Lohse and Francis Tesmer of Rolf’s Salon with the Olga Bender Award for their outstanding contributions to career and technical education at EVIT. Thank you to all who supported this event. All proceeds are used to provide financial assistance to low-income EVIT students for program fees.

Welcome, Cave Creek!
With over 69 percent approval, voters said yes to Cave Creek Unified School District joining the EVIT Career Technical Education District. We are pleased to be able to offer quality CTE for Cave Creek students and will soon begin the process of working with Cave Creek to determine their programming needs. The EVIT CTED now has 11 district members.

World cyber team
We are so proud of EVIT Cyber Security student Mawadda Abuhamda and EVIT alum Jason McGee for being selected to the 2019 National SkillsUSA World Team! They are part of a national team that will compete in cyber security at the world competition in Russia. Mawadda is a student at Sequoia Distance Learning charter school, and Jason graduated from Chandler’s Perry High School last spring.

Thanksgiving bake sale
Commercial Baking & Pastry Arts students in The Culinary School @ EVIT are busy this week making pies, rolls, brownies and bars, and quick breads for next week’s annual Thanksgiving bake sale. Orders can be placed through Friday, Nov. 16 at (480) 461-4132, bakery@evit.com, or https://squareup.com/store/evit-bakery. Items can be picked up between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Nov. 19-20.

EVIT Welding
Our Welding program at the EVIT Main Campus has had a busy fall semester. Students recently completed trash containers for the City of Mesa and stairs for Alumi-Cover Awning Co., and assisted the Pipefitters Union in helping Boy Scouts learn to weld. Also, Able Steel Fabricators of Mesa recently donated $3,000 worth of steel to the program and Bell Steel Inc. donated $800 worth of steel. Industry has always been generous to the EVIT Welding program because they know they will get a return on their investment. In October, five of our Welding students received job offers – three from the Pipefitters Union and two from TD Industries.

EVIT Superintendent's Update - November 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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