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EVIT student transitions from internship to employment

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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:46 am | Updated: 2:31 pm, Wed Jan 28, 2015.

With increasing demand for workers in Arizona and across the nation, students at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) are learning the skills that are transferable to a variety jobs and large employers like Salt River Project (SRP) are taking notice.

In June 2011, Isaac Usher, a high school student attending EVIT and Primavera Online, was selected for an internship as a field and shop student at the SRP Santan Generating Station in Gilbert.

Usher worked four hours in the afternoon, Monday through Thursday, alongside a journeyman power plant specialist, inspecting, repairing and overhauling all types of pumps, fans and large turbine generator equipment.

(EVIT is Arizona’s first joint technological education district. It provides occupation-specific programs for high school students at 10 school districts across the East Valley. The programs are tuition-free for high school students; classes also are open to adult students. EVIT, which has been honored as an A+ school in Arizona, is located in Mesa at 1601 W. Main St. and 6625 S. Power Road.

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