April 8, 2014
Students who participated in a February boot camp at EVIT learned more about precision manufacturing from instructor Gene Ward.
Media Contact: CeCe Todd, 480-461-4032
Mesa’s East Valley Institute of Technology, 1601 W. Main St., will be
a busy place Saturday, April 12 with four events open to the public.
Market on the Move
From 7 to 10 a.m., EVIT’s Culinary Arts program will host Market on the
Move, a huge produce market in the parking lot, where you can get up to
60 pounds of produce for just $10.
Adelante Community Health and Safety Fair
From 8 to 11 a.m., EVIT partner Adelante Healthcare, 1705 W. Main St.,
will host a Community Health and Safety Fair. This family event is free
and includes a bounce house and slide, balloon animals, food, games and
prizes, crafts, and health screenings. There will also be free demos in
water, fire, food and car seat safety. Parents can get a free car seat
safety check and a free Kid ID kit while supplies last. And, Cardon
Children’s Medical Center will be giving out free drowning prevention
bags that include a whistle bracelet.
The Young and Old Timers Car Show
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., EVIT and the Arizona Street Rod Association will
host The Young and Old Timers Car Show, which is open to all cars,
trucks, rods, customs and classics. Registration – from 8 to 10 a.m. –
is $20; registration for high school students with an ID is $10. Awards
will be given. The show is designed to encourage high school students
and street rodders/car enthusiasts to gather to promote the collector
car build ‘em and drive ‘em experience.
EVIT Boot Camp
And, from 8 to 11 a.m., East Valley high school students will have the
opportunity to try out a free EVIT class during EVIT Boot Camp to see
what an actual class is like. Eleven programs – 3D Animation,
Automotive, Collision Repair, Information Technology and Engineering
Careers (iTEC), Cosmetology, Fire Science, Law Enforcement, Multimedia,
Precision Manufacturing, Radio/Audio Production, and Video Productions –
and another seven programs in the EVIT School of Health Sciences will
offer classes during Boot Camp. Participating health programs include:
Emergency Medical Technician, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Massage
Therapy, Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician and
Physical Therapy Technician.
To ensure a seat at EVIT Boot Camp, register in advance at www.evit.com/bootcamp.
EVIT is a public career and technical school providing occupational
training tuition-free to high school students and tuition-based with
financial aid available to adults. Students who reside in 10 East Valley
school districts are eligible to apply: Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe,
Chandler, Gilbert, Fountain Hills, Apache Junction, Higley, Queen Creek
and J.O. Combs. For more information, visit www.evit.com or call (480) 461-4000.