Kingman Photo: The benefits of technical education

DOUG McMURDO/Miner

DOUG McMURDO/Miner

Betsy Parker, center, the superintendent at Western Arizona Vocational Education No. 50, listens to Kingman Mayor Janet Watson read a proclamation naming the month of February Career Technical Education Month. To Parker's right stand Ashleigh Miller and Andrew Arnold, two high school students who participate in WAVE, a Joint Technical Education District that partners with five high schools in Mohave and LaPaz counties. The program offers vocational and technical education to students outside of their high school classes. Miller is a welding student and Arnold recently passed the Arizona nursing exam. To Parker's left is Thomas Duranceau, and to her far left is Jack Pozenel.