What does college, and career ready mean?

College today means a lot more than just pursuing a four-year degree at a university. Being “college ready” means being prepared for any postsecondary experience, including study at two-year and four-year institutions leading to a postsecondary credential (i.e. a certificate, license, Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree).

In today’s economy, a career is not just a job. A career provides a family-sustaining wage and pathways to advancement.

According to the Center on Education and the Workforce about 40 years ago, 72 percent of US jobs were held by individuals with a high school degree or less. By 2018, only 38 percent of jobs will be available to individuals without some education and training after high school.

According to the Brookings Institution nearly one-half of all job openings in the United States will be in “middle skill” jobs, all of which require at least some postsecondary education and training.

By contrast, those with a high school diploma or less are eligible only for the one-fifth of all job openings that are deemed “low skill.”

CVIT, with its Central Programs, offers career readiness training to students while still in high school. Superior, Globe, Miami, San Carlos and Hayden/Winkelman students take advantage of free college classes that leads to community college and/or industry certifications.

“With a wide range of program offerings we hope not only to reach the interest of students in our communities, but also meet industry needs” says Pete Guzman, CVIT Superintendent.

Courses include Medical Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant, Fire Science, Electrical and Instrumentation Technology, Welding, and Cosmetology programs are provided in cooperation with Gila Community College.

Pre-Engineering Geology program is provided in cooperation with Central Arizona College, Arizona State University and Resolution Copper.

For more information about how high school students can take advantage of these programs in the 2013/2014 school year contact Beata Tarasiuk, CVIT Coordinator/Recruiter, at 928.425.9654.

To comment on this article and others  visit the Copper Area News Facebook or send us an email at CBNSun@MinerSunBasin.com

Leave a Reply

  • Latest News

    Nominate an outstanding teacher for Gila County Teacher of the Year

    April 18th, 2014
    by

    GILA COUNTY – Gila County School Superintendent Linda O’Dell is proud to announce that Gila County Teacher of the Year […]


    SR 77 Aravaipa Creek Bridge Replacement Project

    April 17th, 2014
    by

    The Arizona Department of Transportation is set to begin a construction project this month to replace the Aravaipa Creek Bridge […]


    Pastor’s Corner: Celebrating the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ

    April 15th, 2014
    by

    In John 19:28-30 we read these words:  “Knowing that all was now completed and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled,


    Cross country runner makes stop in Superior to help veterans

    April 15th, 2014
    by

    Anna Judd, a 29-year-old resident of Orange County, has set out on a mission to run across America to raise money and awareness for veterans.


  • More Stories

    Zuniga leads Lady Miners to number five ranking

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner The Miners girls’ basketball team is ranked fifth according to the most recent rankings […]


    Three Miner wrestlers place at Mt. View Duals

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    By Andrew Luberda San Manuel Miner Franky Renteria (106, 2nd), Carlos Salas (120, 6th), and Michael Sanchez (HWT, 6th) all […]


    SMHS Athletes make All-Southern AZ Teams

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    By John Hernandez San Manuel Miner Athletes from San Manuel High School have been selected by the Arizona Daily Star […]


    Cougar grappler has impressive record

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    Mountain Vista School’s wrestling team has an outstanding member (although they all are pretty great). Gilbert Rodriguez from Mrs. Villanueva’s […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin