Posted by Wayne Peate on Apr 25, 2019

Pima JTED Rotary Club of Tucson Innovation Center opening July 2020

Abel Vasquez, Technology Director


82 percent of young people entering the workforce are not equipped with the skills they need to succeed.”  - “State of the Skills Gaps”


“IMAGINE a high school where students can live their dreams.  Where all students are welcome: public, private (e.g., Salpointe), charter, home school, homeless, city and county.  Where failing students become honor roll.  Where students who would never dream of going to college have a three times greater chance of getting a college degree. A high school that prevents drop-outs, where 98% of students graduate. Where graduates have a certification in nursing, robotics, cybersecurity, 3D printing, graphic design, public safety, building trades and manufacturing.


College bound: Where 1,300 high school students get dual college credit, at no charge. One example. Our first in Arizona, licensed practical nurse LPN program: You graduate from high school with a LPN certification, 30 units of college credit and earn $20/hour.  You only need two more years of college for your RN. Saves two years of college tuition - $14,000 savings.  


The pathway to personal and community success: Pima JTED Rotary Club of Tucson Innovation Center.


Patti Greenleaf ~ Biography


Patti Greenleaf, Executive Director for the Pima JTED, has been a long-time Tucson resident. Patti has been a life-long educator where she has worked in Patagonia Union, Amphitheater, and the Pima JTED Districts. Ms. Greenleaf has a bachelor degree in Marketing from the University of Arizona and Masters in Education Leadership from Northern Arizona University. She is passionate about education and Career and Technical Education.