West-MEC greatly values our relationships with our Member School Districts and Staff. It is the support from administrators, teachers, counselors and parents, that help our students and programs thrive. Please find important information and resources about our programs below.

West-MEC is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 grant program for counselors and career center specialists, with three (3) different grant opportunities.

Please click on the links below for full details on each grant opportunity. Counselors may participate in ONE (1) West-MEC grant program per school year.

 

COLLEGE AND CAREER OPPORTUNITY GRANT

The College and Career Ready Opportunity Grant serves as an additional tool to incentivize student recruitment and related parent education across the West-MEC District.This is an opportunity for an individual counselor or career center specialist to work with students and their parents in educating them about career and college opportunities through West-MEC Central Programs.

CTE COUNSELOR ROOKIE GRANT

The CTE Counselor Rookie Grant is a new grant that emphasizes mainly CTE professional development. “Rookie” means new to the counseling profession, or experienced counselor, but new to CTE.

WEST-MEC COUNSELOR DISCOVER ENERGY GRANT

The Counselor Discover Energy Grant is also a new grant with the main focus on in-depth learning of the West-MEC Energy Program; participants engage in industry and educational tours.

GRANT RECIPIENTS

West-MEC Student Services look forward to working with our counselors and educators. Please use the following resources as you help students enroll in West-MEC Central Programs. If you have any questions, contact the Student Services Office at 623.738.0014 or studentservices@west-mec.org.

 

CENTRAL PROGRAM APPLICATION / ENROLLMENT RESOURCES

CENTRAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

PROGRAM PRESENTATIONS AND VIDEO

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OPTIONS FOR EDUCATION

West-MEC believes that all students can achieve success and we offer a continuum of support services to address our students needs. Click HERE for Contact list. Our intervention services include but are not limited to:

  • Academic support strategies for students
    1. Study Skills
    2. Organizational Skills
    3. Note Taking Skills
  • Emotional support services
  • Liaison between West-MEC and high school for IEP and 504 services
  • Anti-bullying education
  • Training and support for instructors on academic and behavioral intervention strategies
  • Assistance in navigating the self-advocacy process for accommodations in our post-secondary partner programs

If you believe intervention services can be of service to you or someone you know, please contact the Student Services Office at 623.738.0014 or studentservices@west-mec.org.

West-MEC utilizes Total Quality Indicators (TQI) as a tool to provide continuous program improvement. The TQI instrument includes six standards designed to validate a comprehensive CTE program. The standards are embedded in a rubric aligned with the CTE Delivery Model, Arizona Department of Education program requirements and relevant legislation. Upon a self or third party review, any CTE program may use this instrument to determine how the program has made progress in its development. The measurement tool and review process are designed to help focus program improvement.

The West-MEC Program Improvement process is—as the name suggests—to be used for continuous program improvement. Each of the quality indicators is defined by finer, more measurable criteria to determine a current score. The rubric below must be completed for each program by high school.

Visit this link to fill out the West-Mec Total Quality Indicators Survey.

West-MEC offers a series of professional development courses and workshops available to anyone interested in increasing their skill set. Whether you are in education or private sector, there is a professional development workshop available to you. All participants will receive a certificate documenting their hours of participation for recertification purpose.

Priority will be given to employees from West-MEC Member School Districts and educators throughout Arizona are welcome to participate. The prices listed are for employees in Member School Districts. Individuals from School Districts outside of West-MEC’s membership who wish to participate in these workshops should contact the West-MEC Professional Development Office at 623.738.0023 for pricing.

LIST OF AVAILABLE COURSES – PD CIRCLE