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Marketing Idea Spurs Student Ambassador Program
Practice is the Recipe for Winning Culinary Awards
And the Winner is...Danette Davis!
JTED in the News
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Wrangling Advocates to
Help CTE Brand
Student Ambassador Program
Marketing students at the University of Arizona Eller College of Business recommended peer-to-peer advocacy as an affordable and effective means to promote Pima JTED's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. 

Special Projects Coordinator Brenda Marietti wrangled approximately 80 CTE/JTED students together from various school districts within Pima County at Old Tucson Studios this past week for an ambassador training program. The event provided students an opportunity to get out of Dodge so they could sharpen their leadership and communications skills, as well as learn more about promoting the many benefits of CTE. 
Culinary Competitions Heating Up

With potential scholarships, internships, and jobs on the line, 11 JTED Culinary Arts students spent this past Saturday competing in a "practice competition" to see where they stack up against their peers. With the real competition less than three months away, these students don't have much time to perfect their craft.
Davis wins Out-of-School Professional Award

Danette Davis, Pima JTED's 21st Century Learning Program Coordinator, recently won the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE) Award of Excellence for Outstanding Out-of-School Time Professional.
"Recognizing the power of family, school and community partnerships, Danette has built a broad network of community partners that all contribute to her students' experiential learning and success," said Melanie McClintock, AzCASE Executive Director. "Most importantly, she has been insightful in identifying and tapping persons of support in a student's life when that student lacks traditional support from his or her own nuclear family."
Ms. McClintock presented Ms. Davis with a trophy, a certificate from Governor Doug Ducey, and a check for $1,000.
Pima JTED's 21st Century Learning Grant provides academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet standards in core academic subjects, and offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that complement their regular academic programs.
JTED in the News

Career and Technical Education Cuts Could Affect 16,000 Students Maria Hechanova reports for Tucson News Now / KOLD 13

AZ Kids Can, Apparently, Wait for Career and Technical Education Tanner Clinch reports for The Tucson Weekly

JTED Funding Still in Limbo Guest Opinion in the Arizona Capitol Times by Dr. Alan L. Storm, Pima JTED Superintendent/CEO 
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