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Educational Philosophy  Safety ◦ Personal and to “think outside the box”  Excellent Education ◦ In all areas at all levels  Great Customer Services.

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2 Educational Philosophy  Safety ◦ Personal and to “think outside the box”  Excellent Education ◦ In all areas at all levels  Great Customer Services ◦ The awareness who are customers are and what we are trying to accomplish

3 What do businesses want  A safe worker  An educated worker  A worker familiar with the concept of customer service

4 Career based programs  Technology  Traditional skills  Leadership Partnerships with business community  On site partnerships  Mentoring  Internships

5 Excellence at all levels  Reading, science and math  Gifted programs  Academic competition  Local cultural awareness  Strong partnerships with higher Ed

6 A sense of community rather than a school system  More than pretty buildings  A healthy and robust program  An engaged community  Seamlessness between School, City & Community  Strong schools are the result of a strong community and a strong community is a result of Strong School

7 Engagement of the business community  On site Partnerships with Shamrock Dairy and Nissan International  U of A Farms  Banner free sports checkups  Maricopa Chamber of Commerce  Retired business executives from Provence Community  Maricopa Education Foundation  Increased volunteerism

8  Education Advisory Committee  Youth Leadership Program  Intern Program  Facility and sports field partnership  Blended community events: City, School Business  Public Library partnership  Read to Kids program  Art walk event

9 Workforce development  Help your schools to reach out to the business world at all levels  Be the idea broker between business and schools  Seek indirect support, and you will receive direct dividends  Delayed rewards and benefits

10 Economic Development Recruitment  I offer no magic pill, it’s the undeniable sense that the community is working together  How to create your sense of educational excitement by: ◦ Ask what is our educational excitement level? ◦ How can we make it more seamless ? ◦ What is missing? ◦ What else can we do?  It is the sum total that matters that will seal the deal !

11 “Smart” Economic Development: Educational Opportunities in Your Community Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology (CAVIT) Jeff Wooley, Medical Assistant Instructor Ben Barth, Massage Therapy Instructor

12 Joint Technological Education Districts (JTED) Created in 1990 JTEDs are public high schools that “cost effectively deliver specialized …career and technical course offerings” 13 JTEDs in Arizona Almost every high school in Arizona belongs to a JTED district Even those who don’t (example: Yuma) are working towards establishing a JTED

13 CAVIT: Brief History CAVIT was founded in November 2000 by voter approval CAVIT began formal operations in 2001 in rented office space CAVIT and the City of Coolidge partnered in building a site for our central campus programs, which opened in 2008 The City of Coolidge was extremely generous in working with CAVIT CAVIT works to give back to this community partner

14 CAVIT Serves Pinal County School Districts Casa Grande (Casa Grande Union High School and Vista Grande High School) Coolidge (Coolidge High School and San Tan Valley High School) Florence (Florence High School and Poston Butte High School) Imagine Schools Maricopa High School Santa Cruz Valley Union High School

15 Programs at CAVIT Aesthetics (new 2012) Cosmetology Dental Assisting (new 2012) Firefighting Law Enforcement Medical Assisting Massage Therapy Nursing Assisting Veterinary Assisting

16 CAVIT Philosophy Certifications/Licensures: Immediate Entry into Workforce College Credit: Central Arizona College and Pima Community College dual enrollment agreements Advisory Committees: Business and Industry Input Student Professional Development: Leadership Skills and “soft skills” are as crucial as technical skill attainment

17 CAVIT Philosophy Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) SkillsUSA Five others in Arizona (DECA, FBLA, FFA, FCCLA, FEA) Why Affiliate? First Professional Organization Infuses leadership, soft skills, and technical skills Networking with Industry Competitions

18 CAVIT Philosophy: Work Based Learning Authentic Give Back to Community Student Centered CAVIT CLINICS

19 CAVIT Philosophy: Work Based Learning Authentic Give Back to Community Student Centered CAVIT CLINICS

20 Wellness Clinic Massage Therapy Animal Dental (opening in Fall 2012)

21 Wellness Clinic Massage Spa Animal Day Spa

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23 Chris Brady City Manager- Mesa, Arizona ACMA Summer Conference July 27, 2012

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25 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT pursues a variety of Healthcare, Education, Aerospace, Tourism (HEAT) and other dynamic, citywide opportunities, seeks entrepreneurial solutions, ensures success-oriented business and industry partnerships and tools, and delivers new jobs to propel Mesa’s economic growth, prosperity and innovative spirit forward within the global marketplace.

26  Educational partnerships in the Community  Economic Development recruitment of schools  Workforce Development partnerships with local businesses

27  Partnership between the City of Mesa, Mesa Public Schools and Mesa Community College  Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation  Goal is to increase college completion in Mesa, doubling it in the next 10 years

28  City of Mesa’s Economic Development office put out an RFI to schools  Strategic and purposeful effort to bring higher educational opportunities to Mesa  Schools partnering with Mesa Counts on College to provide scholarships to target population and increase completion in Mesa

29 Westminster College  Fulton, MO.  Founded in 1851  Enrollment : 1,100 Wilkes University  Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Founded in 1933  Enrollment: 2000 Albright College  Reading, PA.  Founded 1856  Enrollment: 1,660 Benedictine University  Lisle, ILL.  Founded in 1887  Enrollment: 7,013

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34  Mesa Counts on College initiating a workforce development project  Development of a City of Mesa Learn to Earn program  Will target students less likely to complete college and connects them with a business for learning and earning opportunities

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