Wilson: Career, technical education available at East Valley Institute of Technology

Over the years, much has been made of the old either/or college-bound vs. vocational education mentality. For too long, educators and communities have pushed students into one lane or the other instead of recognizing the road to success for every student has multiple lanes. But as vocational education has transformed itself into today’s career and […]

Competition cranks up heat on AJ high school culinary student

Daniel Vergos, a member of Apache Junction High School’s Culinary Foundations Program, will be in the SkillsUSA Region 3 cooking competition Saturday, Feb. 16. The competition will be at the EVIT main campus, 1601 W. Main St. in Mesa. He is the first culinary student from Apache Junction High School to compete against other students […]

Dr. Wilson named interim EVIT superintendent pending investigation of others, board says

At a public meeting Jan. 17, the governing board for the East Valley Institute of Technology placed EVIT Superintendent Dr. Sally Downey and principals Craig Pearson and Mark Yockus on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. “In light of ongoing investigations and information that we have, the board feels this action is […]

EVIT offers new laser operator skin care program for adults

Adult Education @ EVIT is enrolling students for a new laser operator certification program that starts Jan. 13. The class will prepare esthetics technicians to learn new skills and earn an industry certification to enhance their employability in spas, doctor’s offices, resorts and more, according to a release. “This is a wonderful opportunity for graduates […]

East Valley Institute of Technology offers hands-on approach; big-rig trucks donated

Queen Creek resident Tim Bartlemay, 18, is learning how to troubleshoot vehicle engines at East Valley Institute of Technology’s diesel-technologies program and plans to have a career in the railroad industry. “Right now we’re working on taking apart the engines and putting them back together, just learning what parts go where, what certain parts are […]

East Valley Institute of Technology Governing Board election Nov. 6

Registered voters who live in the wards of 1, 3, 5, 7 (including east Mesa, Apache Junction and Gold Canyon) or 9 (including Queen Creek) in East Valley Institute of Technology’s district will select a member to the board of directors at the Nov. 6 general election. Members elected to the EVIT Governing Board represent […]

Future diesel mechanics, big-rig drivers at East Valley Institute of Technology

After the official donation of five commercial big-rig International trucks from Navistar to the diesel technologies program at East Valley Institute of Technology, five students were given keys and they started up the vehicles. EVIT is for high-school-aged students at 10 school districts, including Apache Junction, J.O. Combs and Queen Creek, and is also open […]