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ACOVA Camp M& M will be a full day session on 

July 13th at the Hacienda del Sol. 

Registration and Payment for Camp M&M is added and invoiced with your Summer Conference Registration with ACTEAZ. 


The Association for Career and Technical Education and the Arizona Department of Education are excited to host the 2024 CTE Summer Conference, which takes place July 11 – 17, 2024 in Tucson, AZ. 

The 2024 theme is “The Power of Storytelling”. 


Eric Sorenson

CTE Director Tempe Union High School District

June Administrator Highlight

For the month of June, ACOVA is happy to highlight Mr. Eric Sorenson, CTE Director at Tempe Union High School District.

Mr. Eric Sorenson started his CTE journey as a Law and Public Safety teacher at Desert Vista High School evolving into the role as the Director of CTE in May of 2022. Since then, Eric has made an impact on CTE within the Tempe Union High School District by focusing on positive student outcomes and building relationships with the faculty and community. His commitment to refining and enhancing curriculum, processes, and educating constituents about the importance of CTE, has resulted in more comprehensive and real-world learning experiences. This focus has helped equip students with the practical knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their chosen career paths. His goal is to create learning opportunities for students based on their interests, the needs of the industry while continuing to look toward the future of CTE.

Mr. Eric Sorenson has been an advocate for CTE, forging meaningful connections with the City of Tempe and industry partners. As an integral member of the Great Jobs Great Cities initiative, in collaboration with the City of Tempe, he has helped design career pathways tailored for students within Advanced Manufacturing job clusters. Additionally, Mr. Sorenson has facilitated partnerships between the district and Honeywell, creating internship opportunities that culminate in employment offers from Honeywell for participating students. He has also been active with CTE at a state level. Eric has recently been elected as the President of the ACOVA board. Eric recognizes the inherent value of a hands-on approach to CTE, he champions the opportunities it affords students, and he fosters a clear trajectory from education to employment.

Thank you, Mrs. Kimberly Hilgers of Tempe Union High School District; for highlighting the amazing work Mr. Sorenson is doing at TUHSD!

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