In 1990, the Arizona Legislature enacted statutes that allowed the State’s public school districts to form Career and Technical Education Districts (CTED’s) for the purpose of improving career and technical education (CTE). Since then, 14 CTEDs have formed throughout the State, and 101 school districts have joined a CTED thereby becoming CTED member districts, leaving only five school districts that offered CTE in fiscal year 2016 not part of a CTED. CTE in Arizona is delivered through one of three models—at CTED central campuses, at CTED member districts’ satellite campuses, and at school districts that are not part of a CTED (non-CTED districts). As of the 2020-2021 school year, CTED’s served and supported close to 155,950 CTE students and provided CTED member districts’ satellite campuses with over $157,135,000.00. For students attending a CTED central campus program, 74.32% were retained the following year and 97.31% passed their CTED central campus classes.
CTED’s with Member Districts:
Click on the CTED in your area to view the CTE offerings.
CAVIT – Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology
CVIT – Cobre Valley Institute of Technology
CTD – Cochise Technology District
CAVIAT – Coconino Association for Vocations, Industry, and Technology
EVIT – East Valley Institute of Technology
GIFT – Gila Institute for Technology
MICTED – Mountain Institute Career and Technical Education District
NAVIT – Northern Arizona Vocational Institute for Technology
NATIVE – Northeast Arizona Technological Institute of Vocational Education
STEDY – Southwest Technical Education District of Yuma
VACTE – Valley Academy for Career and Technical Eductaion