Please take a moment to read an important letter from Superintendent Mike Glover.
As enrollment levels continue to rise at the Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology, the school has unveiled plans to expand its central campus.
At the beginning of the 2019–20 school year, CAVIT announced that total enrollment at the school had reached historic levels — with numbers topping out at 815 students.
“We know this year that we have increased enrollment at our central campus, and we’ve been celebrating that fact throughout this semester,” Superintendent Mike Glover told members of the governing board at Wednesday’s regularly scheduled meeting. “But as we look toward next year, we know that there are two programs that will potentially (see) an impact relative to the high numbers they have this year.” For more information, please read the rest of the expanded campus article.
Every year CAVIT cosmetology students put on four spectacular events designed to show off the skills they have gleaned from their studies within the program. And while each of the shows the program puts on throughout the year features a different theme, the most recent one put students' creativity to the test. For the “Spooktacular” theme, we asked students to come up with their most frightful hair and makeup creations just in time for Halloween.
For some high school students, the decision is not always a cut-and-dry one, and plenty of people have been known to begin studying in a particular vocation, or even enter the workforce, to find that the career they have interest in is not exactly what they thought they signed up for. CAVIT is aiming to address that problem early on, or at the very least get students excited about their prospective careers through an annual expo known as CAVITcon. The event provides students with hands-on experience with some of the latest technology in their respective industries of interest as well as career pathway information.
Cosmetology students put on a school wide “Spooktacular” hair show held at CAC Pence Center. Students had the task of creating scary designs that area salon stylists evaluated. Awards were handed out by program year, as well as, the coveted crowd favorite category. This year’s hair show featured a record number 61 contestants that wowed the audience with their innovative work.
Our fire and law programs put on a school wide event to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Special thanks to the overwhelming support of parents, dignitaries, and residents who attended our 9/11 remembrance ceremony. A highlight was the pinning of seven Law II students that earned leadership rank. Parents of these students pinned their child as part of the ceremony. A great morning for CAVIT!
We invite you to take a moment to examine the average salary of a teacher.
Average Teacher Salaries (A.R.S. 15-903.E)
- Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2020 - $64,008
- Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2019 - $61,888
- Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year - $2,120
- Percentage increase - 3%
- Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 - $56,909
- Total % increase in average teacher salary since FY 2018 - 12%
Student Performance on Skill Assessments
2019 CAVIT Student Performance on State Technical Skill Assessments
- 100% of our Massage Therapy program completers passed the state's massage therapy assessment.
- 100% of our Medical Assistant program completers passed the state's medical assistant assessment.
- 82% of our Dental Assistant program completers passed the state's dental assistant assessment.
- 86% of our Fire Science program completers passed the state's fire science assessment.
- 96% of our Law Enforcement program completers passed the state's law enforcement assessment.
- 96% of our Nursing Assistant program completers passed the state's nursing assistant assessment.
- 80% of our Veterinary Assistant program completers pass the state's veterinary assistant assessment.