Moving Students to Careers and College
Pima County JTED is a public high school district that offers premier, tuition-free Career and Technical Education programs to sophomore, junior and senior level students. JTED serves students from public, private, and charter schools, students who are home-schooled, as well as students who either have, or who are in the process of earning a GED. Students may attend JTED classes at one of the Central Campuses, located throughout Pima County, or at one of the satellite locations which are located at public high schools in Pima County, Santa Cruz Valley, and in Mammoth San Manuel. Elective credit is awarded for these programs and will be included on a student's transcript at their home school.
IRHS students interested in off-site JTED courses should see their counselor for registration information. The best time to connect is toward the end of the fall semester in the year before you want to apply for a JTED program as registration for these programs opens in January of the previous school year. Typically, registration for JTED opens the Tuesday after the Martin Luther King holiday and some programs fill up quickly, so if you are interested, please be sure to fill out your initial interest application as soon as you can after it opens.
Please visit http://pimajted.org/programs/ to learn about the different JTED programs offered, or watch this video that explains more about them. Please use this link to learn more about JTED Central Campus Programs and locations.
The case is this: in order for students to succeed, we need to prepare them for the ever-changing world of work, which means not only college readiness, but career readiness—students with access to postsecondary education and skills attainment possibilities that will prepare them to achieve in the 21st century.
CTE offers a unique opportunity to engage students in a variety of subjects, incorporating academic, creative and technical skills, with the specific goal, nowhere else represented in education, of preparing students for all of life that comes after high school.
CTE needs to be an integral part of every student’s education so that all students graduate from high school globally competitive for work, prepared for postsecondary education, and ready for life as positive, contributing members of society in the 21st century. With CTE, students succeed.
IRHS offers many Career and Technical Education programs. Please see the Course Catalog for specific information regarding the different CTE programs offered at IRHS. Our TV/Video Production class created this video to highlight our programs as well. The district has also created a course catalog specific for the CTE Programs; you can find that a little lower down on the same webpage as the Course Catalog.
The AZ Department of Education Career and Technical Information website also offers general information, assessments and many other resources.
The Arizona Career and Educational Guide is available through the AZ Department of Ed. and offers a step by step guide to knowing yourself and the world of work, as well as information to help you make career decisions and reach your goals.