April 29, 2014
Media contact: CeCe Todd, (480) 461-4032
More than 1,200 students are expected to complete programs at the
East Valley Institute of Technology in May. Their achievements will be
celebrated at the 2014 EVIT Completion Ceremony at 7 p.m., May 20 at
Tempe Diablo Stadium, 2200 W. Alameda Drive, Tempe.
EVIT is a public career and technical school serving students who
reside in 10 East Valley school districts – Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe,
Chandler, Gilbert, Fountain Hills, Apache Junction, Higley, Queen Creek
and J.O. Combs. Most of the students participating in the Completion
Ceremony wear their caps and gowns from their home high schools. Each
receives a certificate that they have met standards to complete their
occupational training program at EVIT.
This year’s Completion Ceremony will also include the national anthem
sung by an EVIT student, a speech by the EVIT Student of the Year,
announcement of awards and scholarship winners, and special recognition
of law enforcement instructor Tony Garcia, two-time winner of the “Best
High School Teacher” honor in the East Valley Tribune.
EVIT tries to hold the Completion Ceremony in a different location
each year to accommodate families from all 10 communities served by the
school. Last year’s ceremony at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa drew about 6,000
EVIT offers more than 30 occupational training programs for high
school students and adults: 3D Animation, Aesthetics, Automotive,
Aviation, Collision Repair, Construction, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts and
Commercial Baking, Dental Careers, Diesel, Early Childhood Education,
Emergency Medical Technician, Fashion, Interiors and Textiles, Fire
Science, Human Anatomy and Physiology, HVAC, Information Technology and
Engineering Careers, Law Enforcement, Massage Therapy, Medical
Assistant, Multimedia, Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Physical
Therapy Technician, Precision Manufacturing, Radio/Audio Production,
Veterinary Assistant, Video Productions and Welding. Adults-only classes
in Practical Nursing and Surgical Technologist are also offered.
Many of EVIT’s programs prepare students to take exams for
professional credentials and licenses. Two out of three EVIT students go
on to college.
For more information, visit www.evit.com.