El Mirage resident Michael Hutchinson swore in as the District 5 Board Member on the Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) Governing Board on Dec. 9.
Hutchinson is an Arizona native and the owner of FORCE Protection Service, which provides security, loss prevention, and consulting services. He is also a member of the El Mirage City Council.
When doing research on his taxes and how they funded education, he noticed West-MEC – a public career technical education district – had an opening for the board position, and he ‘threw his hat into the ring.’ Upon winning, he said he was very excited to represent his home in a growing district.
“I’d like to continue offering great education service through West-MEC while keeping costs low to the taxpayers,” Hutchinson said.
In addition, Barbara Wyllie and Jim Migliorino were sworn in after being re-elected.
West-MEC is a career technical education public school district that focuses solely on innovative career and technical education (CTE) programs that prepare students to enter the workforce and pursue continuing education. West-MEC CTE programs provide students opportunities to earn college credit and industry credentials. West-MEC serves more than 37,000 students from 48 high schools, across 3,600 square miles in the northern and western cities of the Phoenix Metropolitan area. West-MEC now also offers adult education programs. Visit www.west-mec.edu for more information about West-MEC’s career-driven education opportunities or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.