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Career opportunities for high school teens

The Scottsdale Public Library will be holding a Teen Career Fair at the Civic Center Library at 1pm, Jan. 25 to inform teens of the opportunities to learn skills for future careers through the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) program for high school students.

Students walk through the entry atrium at EVIT.

EVIT offers free classes and transportation for high school juniors and seniors to learn about a variety of fields including welding, aviation and 3D animation. Students can receive certification and even have a job before graduating high school. The program is also for college bound students who want to get a head start in learning about a particular field. More programs information can be found on the EVIT website.

The Career Fair is free and open to the public. Medina Zick, the youth and teen coordinator for Scottsdale Public Library, said there will be tables set up for teens and parents to visit and ask questions. There will also be a video production, refreshments, giveaways and a raffle for teens to win a flip cam.

“This can provide options to help kids who don’t really know yet what they want to do,” Zick said.

There will be another Career Fair on February 21 at the Palomino Library. If you have any questions about the Fair call the Scottsdale Public Library at 480-312-7327.


Front row Suns tickets for top notch educators

The Phoenix Suns and partner Grand Canyon University (GCU) are having an “Educator of the Month” program to honor outstanding teachers and guidance counselors in the Valley.

Students can nominate a teacher by filling out an application at, and the Suns will choose one nominee each month for the rest of the 2011-12 season. Winners will receive four low-level seat tickets, $50 to the Team Shop and a chance to watch pre-game warm-ups from the team bench before having a photo taken on the court.

The nominee will also have dinner in the team’s Club Annexus. The student who nominated the winner will also receive four low-level tickets, and will be able to watch warm-ups with their teacher or counselor.