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Open house Feb. 12 celebrates Center for Training and Development’s 50th Anniversary

February 8, 2013

Tucson, AZ – Pima Community College’s Center for Training and Development holds the second event celebrating its 50th anniversary on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at the Desert Vista Campus. 

The Program Open House is 2-6 p.m., Feb., 12, 2013 in the Pueblo Building at PCC Desert Vista Campus,5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz. 

Those attending the event will earn about CTD programs in culinary and food service, and business technology. Those programs, most of which can be completed in less than one year, are:

Business Technology

Culinary and Food Service

• Accounting Assistant

• Prep Cook

• Office Assistant I

• Pantry Cook

• Computer Software Applications

• Baker’s Helper

• Office Assistant II

• Cook’s Helper

• Office Specialist

• Pre-Apprenticeship Culinary Skills

• Legal Office Support Staff

• Administrative Assistant

Campus tours will be offered, including tours of the CTD Production Kitchen and the Desert Vista Garden. In addition, mini-business seminars will be held in CTD’s Business Technology area. 

Also at the open house, information will be available on various healthcare programs. 

The open house is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 206-5100. 

CTD began as the Tucson Skills Center in 1963 and since then has trained more than 40,000 individuals. In 1973, the Skills Center became part of PCC. The Skills Center named was changed to the Center for Training and Development in 1993, when it also relocated to PCC’s Desert Vista Campus. Other anniversary events are being planned throughout 2013. 

CTD provides high-quality training leading to immediate jobs or to job advancement in many in-demand fields in southern Arizona. CTD offers clock-hour training in health, culinary and food service, and business professions. PCC boasts a 90 percent completion rate and an 85 percent job placement rate in CTD programs.

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Government Relations
(520) 206-4850