Marana High School Students Explore 21st-century Career Pathways at Pima Community College
January 8, 2018
Tucson, AZ – The Marana Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, in partnership with the Marana Unified School District (MUSD) and Pima Community College (PCC) NW, will host a Career Pathways Expo on Thursday, January 11, 2017 at 9:30am. The event will be held at Pima Community College, 7600 North Shannon Road, Tucson, AZ 85709. The media is welcome to cover the event.
The Expo will provide Marana High School 9th grade students the opportunity to learn about a variety of high school Career and Technical Education (CTE)/JTED courses available within MUSD. Students will explore four career pathways including: Arts and Design; Medical; Industrial; and Business and Student Services. Not only will students get a first-hand look at each high school featured program, they will also learn about the post-secondary opportunities within each area of interest. Featured programs: Automotive Technologies, Aviation Technologies, Welding, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical Services, Law and Public Safety, Film/Video Production, Photography, Software Development, Technical Theatre.
“It is critically important when our students graduate and leave us, they are life-long learners; equipped with the skills they need to enter college with credits already earned or to enter into the work force having already been exposed to real-life work experiences,” said John Jones, MUSD Director of CTE. “In our high schools students can select a CTE Pathway and work towards certification and college credit at Pima Community College. These are pathways that excite students and engage them in their interest area.”
PCC Campus President Dr. David Dore says, “Our guiding principle is ‘what's in the best interest of the student.’ We want students to be excited about their educational pathways and the tremendous opportunities that a higher education provides.”
Career and Technical Education programs are just one of the many comprehensive programs offered in Marana district high schools. Students can also enroll in college-level AP classes, dual enrollment courses, earn industry recognized certifications, as well as internships and work study programs.
Tamara Crawley, MUSD Public Relations
Cell: (520) 405-9806