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May 2023 - Superintendent's Update

EVIT Superintendent Update


May 3, 2023

Foster care, associate degree update

In June, EVIT will break ground on the construction of a residential center for foster youth at the Main Campus. In 2022, the Arizona Legislature and Gov. Doug Ducey allocated $10 million in the state budget for this project, which will provide housing and support services to students who are aging out of the state foster care system. Also in 2022, legislation was passed that will allow EVIT and other Career Technical Education Districts to offer associate degrees. EVIT is working toward offering its first associate degrees in paramedic, surgical technology and nursing, starting possibly as early as January 2024.


Under construction

Renovation and construction is continuing at EVIT’s central campuses. At the Power Campus, 6625 S. Power Road in Mesa, construction has begun on the south entrance and will continue this summer with the widening of the main entrance off Power Road. The goal is to have the entrances completed by the start of the new school year in July. At the Main Campus, 1601 W. Main Street in Mesa, remodeling has begun on several buildings and will continue through 2024. All projects at both campuses should be finished by January 2025. Between now and then, the EVIT Governing Board will seek to either begin a third phase of expansion at the Power Campus or seek to secure land for a third central campus in the southern part of the EVIT CTED.


2023 EVIT Completion Ceremonies

EVIT is in the home stretch toward our big finale of the year: the EVIT Completion Ceremonies May 15-16 at Cubs Stadium Sloan Park in Mesa. Approximately 2,500 students are completing EVIT programs this year, including 267 students who have earned scholarships to attend Arizona State University as RISE Scholars in engineering, business, technology, education and health services. KTAR Radio host Mike Broomhead will be the guest speaker for this year’s completion ceremonies.


Fueling Arizona’s workforce pipeline

EVIT alumni are working all over the Valley and Arizona in a wide range of industries from hospitals and restaurants to construction sites and auto dealerships – and much more. “There is no institution in the Valley that prepares their students better for workforce demands,” said James Workman, practice administrator for Adelante Healthcare. Full story: Read more about EVIT and our successful alumni on our page:


2023-24 Enrollment

Over 5,400 students have enrolled at EVIT’s central campuses for the 2023-24 year, and applications are continuing to be accepted. Thank you to the counselors and CTE directors in our partner school districts and charter schools for all they are doing to help students enroll at EVIT.


Thank you for your support in helping EVIT change lives.