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Sept. 4 gala benefits new CTD 50th anniversary endowment

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Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 3:56 pm

Pima Community College’s Center for Training and Development invites community members, CTD alumni, and current and past employees and staff, as well as students to attend its 50th Anniversary Reception Gala & Silent Auction on Wednesday, Sept. 4. 

The gala is the culminating event of CTD’s 50th anniversary year. To mark the anniversary, the Pima Community College Foundation is establishing the CTD 50th Anniversary Endowment Fund. The fund will support current and future students with scholarships, emergency supplements, professional development and program support for all areas of CTD. Net proceeds from Sept. 4 event will go to the endowment.

Sponsorship opportunities for the event range from $500 to $5,000. A portion of sponsorships and individual ticket purchases are tax deductible. Details are on the PCC Foundation “Register for Events” page.

“Join us to celebrate 50 years of success in workforce development and to raise funds to support students in the next 50 years,” said Cheryl House, Executive Director of the PCC Foundation.

  • What: PCC Center for Training and Development 50th Anniversary Reception Gala & Silent Auction
  • When: 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
  • Where: Lodge on the Desert, 306 N. Alvernon Way
  • Cost: $35 (hors d’oeuvres and cash bar); Sponsorship from $500 to $5,000
  • RSVP:, click on “Register for Events” on the left, then follow the prompts
  • More information: 206-5100

CTD began as the Tucson Skills Center in 1963 and since then has trained more than 40,000 individuals. In 1973, the Skills Center became part of PCC. The Skills Center name was changed to the Center for Training and Development in 1993, when it also relocated to PCC’s Desert Vista Campus. Other anniversary events are being planned throughout 2013.

CTD provides high-quality training leading to immediate jobs or to job advancement in many in-demand fields in southern Arizona. CTD offers clock-hour training in health, culinary and food service, and business professions. PCC boasts a 90 percent completion rate and an 85 percent job placement rate in CTD programs.

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