Welcome to WAVE JTED—Western Arizona Vocational Education Joint Technical District

WAVE is a Joint Technical Education District with six partner high schools across two counties...read more


Culinary/Business Campus Substitute Teacher:

WAVE Culinary & Hospitality Campus in Lake Havasu City is looking for Substitute Teachers. Must have valid AZ State Substitute Cerificate & Fingerprint Clearance Card. Experience in hospitality industry is helpful but not required. Send application to Amy West, WAVE Superintendent, 700 W. Beale St. Kingman, AZ 86401 or to awest@wavejted.org. Culinary/Business Campus Substitute Teacher Application

Recent News:

February WAVE Outstanding Work Award

Congratulations to Scarlet Vargas, the CTE data clerk for Colorado River Schools, our February WOW Award winner. Ms. Vargas's qualities include being a self-starter and a problem solver. She has been willing to step up when and where she is needed. Her attention to detail and willingness to learn new things have been helpful in numerous projects. Thank you for being part of our WAVE and CTE team!

December WAVE Outstanding Work Award

Congratulations to the December WOW Award winner, Jean Meersman, from Kingman High School. Mrs. Meersman was recognized for her years of service as a business teacher and FBLA Advisor. She is also an instructor for the ACTEAZ Instructional Best Practices course. Her goal is to help students learn to do things for themselves. This is evident in her project based learning style of teaching. Her business students are recognized for the Tech Workshops they host and for their outstanding achievements on Microsoft Office certification testing. Jean goes above and beyond for her students and is a great role model. Thanks for being a part of the KHS and WAVE team!

WAVE Central Campus - 2017 FACS Program of the Year!

The WAVE Culinary and Hospitality Campus in Lake Havasu City was recently recognized at the AZ CTE conference as the 2017 FACS Program of the Year! The program launched 2 years ago and during that time have had many amazing accomplishments. Students have earned National Restaurant Association (NRA) industry certifications, dual and concurrent enrollment credits, and CCAP scholarships. They also became Certified Tourism Ambassadors for their city. Karla Desper and Shawna Schneikart, directors of the program, have been trained in Pro Start, become certified NRA instructors and developed strong industry partnerships. The program is well underway for their 3rd year and look forward to continuing to give their students real industry preparation for a career in the culinary and hospitality industry.

Michele Leyendecker - 2017 FACS Teacher of the Year!

Michele Leyendecker was recognized at this year's Family and Consumer Sciences Awards Luncheon as the 2017 FACS Teacher of the Year. Michele has taught at Mohave High School and been the director of the T-Birds Early Childhood Center for 10 years. Michele is an amazing teacher and leader for the early childhood education students. Among her many credentials are a nationally accredited early childhood program, 4-Star Quality First rated preschool, CDA professional development specialist and FCCLA state officer advisor and board member. Mohave High School and WAVE are lucky to have Michele as part of the team.

WAVE Culinary Students Earn Scholarships at CCAP Event

"Three Lake Havasu City Western Arizona Vocational Education high school seniors took home the gold last week after winning cash for college and industry scholarships in a head-to-head culinary competition in Phoenix..." read the full article at HavasuNews.com. (L-R: Alex Marsh, Naomi Salas, Brandon Montez, Chef Karla Desper)

WAVE JTED in the Today's News-Herald HavasuNews.com:
"WAVE Culinary Students Earn Scholarships at CCAP Event"
"Little Knights inspires the next generation of teachers"
"LHHS students flex their medical knowledge at annual health fair"

RVHS graduates participated with MCC at "Welding Thunder 2016" in Las Vegas! See the video HERE!

Central Campus Culinary and Hospitality students hosted their first Dinner Series event!  The students did a great job implementing all the skills they have been practicing in class. Great job WAVE!
See the article in the Havasu News, and more pictures from the event on our Facebook page!

For information on how to sign up for future Student Chef Dinners, visit the WAVE Central Campus Culinary Arts & Business page.

See the new WAVE "Law Enforcement" video! View other WAVE videos and more on the Concurrent Enrollment page.

WAVE JTED 2017-2018 Adopted Budget (select Western Arizona Vocational District #50).

2017-2018 Board meeting calendar.

The Western Arizona Vocational Education public meeting notices are physically posted at 700 W. Beale, Kingman Arizona in the front lobby of the Mohave County Building, main floor. This website will host the information also.