JTED’s New Campus Set to Open
Pima JTED’s dream to build a high-tech campus to bring its signature Career and Technical Education programs to a greater number of students, particularly those living on the Southwest side, is now a reality thanks in part to the Rotary Club of Tucson’s Dream Big Centennial Grant. Construction crews are putting the final touches on the 50,000 square-foot Pima JTED Innovative Learning Center @ The Bridges campus at South Park Avenue and I-10.
JKaiser Workspaces is installing modern furnishings for classrooms and accompanying maker spaces. These will house programs such as; Air Transportation/FAA Drone Operator, Engineering Aerospace and Mining Technology, and 3D Animation/Virtual Reality and Game Design. In addition to Registered Medical Assistant, and the Licensed Nursing Assistant/Personal Assistant Caregiver/Home Health Aide programs, JTED’s new Comprehensive Health Care Technician program enables students to earn certifications to work immediately as a Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician, and Electronic Health Records Technician.
A spacious laboratory houses the Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence program, which allows students to earn CompTIAA+ certifications for direct employment. Students in the Culinary and Nutritional Arts program will work with a professional chef in an industrial kitchen with amenities including a vertical herb garden.
“We are grateful to be selected to receive the Rotary Club of Tucson Centennial Grant and appreciate the support of their members,” said Pima JTED Superintendent Kathy Prather. “We’ve hired a talented group of teachers who have a wealth of teaching and relevant industry experience who are going to make the JTED Innovative Learning Center an exceptional place for students to achieve their career goals.”