Strength test: Casteel wrestling team works out with QCFD to kick off season

Wearing firefighter gear — a jacket, helmet and oxygen tank — the Casteel High School wrestling team partnered with the Queen Creek Fire Department and East Valley Institute of Technology for their first preseason work out this fall. “We put our heads together as coaches, looking at what can we do to look at their […]

Explore 40 occupational training programs Jan. 27 at EVIT

Explore more than 40 occupational training programs at a free fun and interactive event, EVIT Expo 2018, to be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at East Valley Institute of Technology’s Dr. A. Keith Crandell (Main) Campus, 1601 W. Main St. in Mesa. Bring friends and family and learn how EVIT can help make students’ […]

‘Cadence Builds’ program offered training to 100 EVIT students

Cadence Builds provided EVIT construction, design and HVAC students exposure to, and understanding of the entire process for building a master-planned community An in-depth initiative that Harvard Investments developed in partnership with East Valley Institute of Technology – Cadence Builds – enabled 100 high school students to learn about the development of its master-planned community […]

Harvard Investments, EVIT launch educational partnership

  Arizona-based real estate investment and development company Harvard Investments and East Valley Institute of Technology are launching a 12-month program that provides EVIT high school students, including those residing in Queen Creek, access in understanding the entire process for building a master-plan community – Cadence at Gateway, in southeast Mesa. The program launched Aug. […]

EVIT student radio station to broadcast high school football games

The student radio station at East Valley Institute of Technology, 88.7 FM The Pulse, will serve as the radio home for the AIA’s Friday night Game of the Week during the upcoming 2016 high school football season. Live EVIT broadcasts began Saturday, Aug. 20, with coverage of the Sollenberger Classic at Coconino High School in […]

Sundt Construction donates $5,000 to EVIT

Sundt Construction donated $5,000 to the Construction Technologies program at the East Valley Institute of Technology. Instructor Billy DeWitt said the donation will be used to purchase materials for the program. Michael Yeager, Daniel Haag and Sean Ray of Sundt Construction presented the $5,000 check to Mr. DeWitt, Principal Mark Yockus, Assistant Superintendent David Schapira […]

East Valley Institute of Technology students to participate in automotive contest

Students from East Valley Institute of Technology will be one of 10 Arizona High School automotive programs that will participate in the 2016 Arizona High School Auto Challenge being hosted at Mesa Community College, Friday April 22.

Junior and senior high school students from across the state first competed online via a written qualifying test administered on Jan. 27. The top 10 schools will select a team of two seniors and one alternate to travel to MCC to demonstrate their automotive skills “hands-on” by fixing a uniformly “bugged” vehicle.

Schools participating in this inaugural event, listed starting with the highest score from the qualifying exam, are:

1. West-MEC – Peoria High School – Peoria
2. Safford High School – Safford
3. Mountain View High School – Marana/Tucson
4. East Valley Institute of Technology High School – Mesa
5. Page High School – Page
6. Flowing Wells High School – Tucson

Tickets on sale for Nov. 4 EVIT foundation breakfast

Tickets and table sponsorships are on sale for this year’s EVIT Foundation Gourmet Breakfast featuring guest speaker Michael Bidwill, president of the Arizona Cardinals. The breakfast, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Nov. 4, will be served in the Culinary Arts Banquet Hall at the Dr. A. Keith Crandell Campus, 1601 W. Main St., Mesa.

This annual fundraiser draws hundreds of business people, elected leaders and members of the community, whose donations help pay program fees for EVIT students in need.

While EVIT is tuition-free for high school students, each student still must pay program fees and purchase uniforms. And adult students are also required to pay tuition. So the EVIT Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, steps in to provide financial assistance to students who need help and qualify.

“The foundation promotes excellence in education and enhances educational and employment opportunities for youth and adults,” said Kona Purcell, EVIT events and foundation coordinator. “Since it was created in 1999, the foundation has provided over $350,000 in assistance to more than 1,500 EVIT students.”

The gourmet breakfast is planned, prepared and served by EVIT Culinary Arts and Commercial Baking students. Guests can also participate in a silent auction before the program begins.

Registration starts at 7 a.m.

Individual tickets for this year’s breakfast are $125. Table sponsorships range from $1,500 to $10,000. All monies raised will go directly to eligible students.

For more information, visit the EVIT website or contact Kona Purcell at or 480-461-4114.

Six EVIT students had a chance to win a car

Six students with perfect attendance at the East Valley Institute of Technology had the chance to win a car on May 18. EVIT’s annual car giveaway is made possible by Chandler’s Thorobred Chevrolet, which donates a car every year to motivate students to achieve perfect attendance. “Just like the employers they will work for one […]

East Valley Institute of Technology health-care students participate in trauma drill

In partnership with A.T. Still University, health-care students at the East Valley Institute of Technology were to take part in a trauma simulation lab Thursday, May 14, using a computer-controlled dummy that simulates talking, bleeding, heart attack, stroke, etc. Three EVIT programs – Surgical Technology, Emergency Medical Technician, and Practical Nursing – were to participate […]