Business Leaders Push For More Career And Technical Education In Arizona
The Arizona Board of Education, acting in its capacity as the State Board for Vocational and Technological Education, toured West-MEC’s campus in north Phoenix, where Director C.J. Williams ran through programs ranging from automotive repair to veterinary science.
“We do have real animals that we board on site,” he said. “We work with Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and Pinal County Animal Care and Control.”
West-MEC’s programs fall under the umbrella known as career and technical education, or CTE. Typically, high school students spend half a day at a traditional campus and the other half at a campus offering CTE.