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Peoria Unified to Host Career Development NightGHT


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  • Erin Dunsey   |  

Career Development Night

PEORIA, Ariz. – The Peoria Unified School District is hosting a Career Development Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25 at Cactus High School, 6330 W. Greenway Road, Glendale. This event is geared towards seventh- through 10th-grade students in the West Valley and their families.

The Career Development Night will cover details about the wide range of college and career preparatory courses available to students who come to, or are already a part of, the Peoria Unified School District.  Peoria Unified’s award-winning CTE programs include 25 career pathways, varying from Automotive, Culinary, Nursing, Robotics, Welding, and more. Families attending the Career Development Night will begin in the auditorium and will then move into booths in the cafeteria for program-specific conversations, such as programming, certifications, dual-enrollment and any other college and career preparatory programs that are available to Peoria Unified students.

Families who attend the event will also learn about Peoria Unified’s MET Professional Academy, which is a STEM academy, unlike any other in Arizona, that is specific to juniors and seniors wanting to pursue a career in medical, engineering, technology, bioscience or entrepreneurship. Students who attend the MET Professional Academy are treated like working professionals while solving real-world problems with local business mentors who help set them up for success in high-demand STEM fields.

At the Career Development Night, a representative from West-MEC, a public school district that provides certifications for students in industry-standard career training programs, such as Aviation Maintenance, Aesthetics and Veterinary Science, will also share student opportunities who are looking to enter the workforce. 

Although the event is geared towards current Peoria Unified students, the CTE Department welcomes any families who are looking for top programs for their children to explore career pathways explore fields in these specific areas of study. For more information about Peoria Unified’s CTE programs, visit the district’s website.

Peoria Unified School District is nestled in the Northwest Valley of Peoria, Arizona and is home to 42 stellar public schools that are unique and created to fit the needs of all students. Peoria Unified is the choice district for more than 37,000+ students and 4,000 staff, serving as one of the largest employers in the West Valley and one of the largest unified school districts in Arizona. The district has signature programs spread out between 34 kindergarten through eighth-grade elementary schools and eight high schools that excel in academics, arts, athletics and 25 innovative programs in six different career pathways in Career and Technical Education programs. The Strategic Plan outlines a laser focus on four key areas: Student Success, Safety and Well-Being, Stewardship of Community Resources and Community Connection. Above all, Peoria Unified is committed to transparency, parent involvement and ensuring that “Every Student, Every Day is Prepared to Shape Tomorrow.”