Originally Published: June 29, 2015 6 a.m.
On June 18, the Mountain Institute JTED (MIJTED) Governing Board recognized five students for their hard work and dedication to MIJTED programs: Dalen Warburton, Delia Sotelo, Cameron Bloomfield, Jackie Beltran and Timothy Janisch.
Dalen Warburton was recognized for recently completing his third year of Welding Technologies instruction with MIJTED, at both MIJTED Central Campus and Mayer High School. Dalen has earned some 22 certifications along the way, and his most recent and most coveted is the very challenging 6G Certification from the American Welding Society. This AWS certification will allow Dalen to walk onto any welding job site and earn a high-paying wage. Dalen is looking forward to continuing his education at Yavapai College and obtaining an Industrial Machining degree, and then wants to pursue an underwater welding degree.
Delia Sotelo graduated from Chino Valley High School in the top 1 percent of her class in 2014 and completed two years of Education Professions and two years of Culinary Arts at MIJTED. She served as FCCLA Chapter President and then continued on to be the Arizona FCCLA State President. She is currently pursuing a degree in Elementary Education with a Bilingual Endorsement. Delia was the recipient of the 2015 Prospective Teacher Scholarship from the Education Scholarship Endowment of Yavapai County, and was awarded $1,500 toward her continuing education.
Cameron Bloomfield recently completed his second year of Automotive Technologies at MIJTED Central Campus. Cameron is extremely motivated and has earned eight Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Student Certifications in the following areas: Heating and Air; Manual Drive Train and Axles; Automation Transmission and Transaxle; Engine Repair, Suspension and Steering; Electrical Systems; Maintenance and Light Repair; and Brakes. Cameron is the first student to complete all eight certifications in Automotive Technologies. Cameron will continue to pursue his Master Mechanic certificate at Yavapai College in the fall, and, through the adult program, will continue with MIJTED for a third year of Automotive.
Jackie Beltran will be a senior in the fall and will begin her second year in the Aviation Technologies program. She is the first MIJTED student complete and pass the written exam required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the first step towards earning a private pilot license. Jackie was extrememly motivated in completing her first classes in order to be elgible to take the FAA written exam. In recognition of her accomplishment, Jackie was awarded a Discovery Flight from North-Aire Aviation in Prescott. This flight will allow her to learn aircraft controls, engage in flight planning, and perform pre-flight checks. Jackie has inspired other MIJTED Aviation Technologies students to complete the written exam and begin flight training.
Timothy Janisch recently completed his second year of both Automotive Technologies and Welding Technologies. Timothy is extremely motivated and has earned seven ASE student certifications in the following areas: Steering and Suspension, Maintenance and Light Repair, Heating and Air, Engine Repair, Engine Performance, Electrical Systems, and Brakes. Timothy also has earned his AWS certification in 2G. Timothy also completed a Skills Lab at Earnhardt Liberty Kia where he was offered a position. Timothy will continue to pursue his Master Mechanic certificate as well as his Welding certificate at Yavapai College in the fall. He will continue with MIJTED in the adult program for a third year of both Automotive Technologies and Welding Technologies.
MIJTED is extremely proud of the great achievements accomplished by these and many more MIJTED students.