Mountain Institute JTED students learning auto repair


“Mountain Institute JTED is committed to providing high-quality career and technical education programs to students in Western Yavapai County! We believe that MIJTED is on the cutting edge of Education reform in Career and Technical Education and invite students, teachers, parents, and communities to join us and our business and industry partners in providing the highest quality education possible to our students.”

Jeramy R. Plumb

Career & Technical Education for high school students

Mountain Institute JTED provides enhanced Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses for students concurrently attending high school. These courses are designed to help students compete in today’s highly skilled workforce by preparing them for industry certifications and conferring college credits in diverse program areas. JTED is an abbreviation for Joint Technical Education District. Currently, there are thirteen JTEDs throughout the state of Arizona. The Mountain Institute JTED functions as an independent school district with its own elected governing board, known as “Mountain Institute.” The Mountain Institute (MI) JTED was approved by voters in the November 2008 general election and began classes in August for the 2009-2010 school year.

Mountain Institute JTED provides CTE courses for students within seven individual school districts (Western Yavapai County): Ash Fork, Bagdad, Chino Valley, Humboldt, Mayer, Prescott and Seligman. These districts have access to additional funding as part of the JTED. This funding provides students access from all districts to Career and Technical Education courses that is significantly greater than any individual district can provide. Charter school and home school students are also encouraged to participate in Mountain Institute JTED programs.

Learn about the history of JTED programs.

Our Vision, Values and Goals

How we are funded

Funding support for Mountain Institute JTED comes from the following sources:

  • Property tax. The formula calls for a maximum rate of $5.00 per $100,000 of a property’s estimated market value. The local contribution is nominal and limited by state statute. A home worth $200,000 funds JTED at $10.00/year.
  • State general fund monies.
  • Community donations to JTED. You can receive tax credit by donating to CTE Program Student Organizations and/or CTE General Funds.

Funding is used to develop new programs, remodel and upgrade existing programs, and procure new CTE equipment and technology such as state of the art equipment for Transportation Technology and Welding programs. Students have access to college credits through dual enrollment of 6 to 24 credits, the tuition for which is paid for by MI. Mountain Institute brings additional state funds to students in our area, thus providing the community with skilled technical workers.


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