On the Wesley Bolin Plaza, inauguration attendees can explore Arizona - meeting with all of our local sports teams, several attractions and different state agencies joining in the celebration to interact with the public in a free and fun exhibits on the Wesley Bolin Plaza.
Kids can meet Arizona Cardinals mascot Big Red, sit at the wheel of a pace car from ISM Raceway, and play interactive games set up on the plaza by the Arizona Coyotes and Phoenix Rising. Attendees of this family-friendly event can also check out a Department of Public Safety patrol vehicle and a giant ADOT snow plow.
The following pro sports teams, attractions and state agencies below will participate in Explore Arizona Showcase.
Governor's Showcase: Career and Technical Education
In the next 10 years, 70% of Arizona's jobs will require training beyond a high school diploma. Career and technical programs in Arizona prepare students for workforce success and continuous learning. Beginning in high school, Arizona students have access to high-quality career and technical education that provides them with the necessary skills to enter the workforce.
"Preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow should be at the forefront of every state’s education agenda," said Governor Ducey. "Arizona is already a leader in bringing together businesses with schools and higher education to design practical early college and career pathways. We will continue to focus on equipping all Arizona students with the in-demand skill sets that will enable them to succeed in the 21st century economy."
Inaugural attendees will have the opportunity to visit with over teachers and students from West-Mec, Pima, VACTE, Mountain Institutes and CVIT and learn about programs in agriculture, engineering, nursing, auto repair, aviation, culinary, fire, EMT, early childhood and many more workforce training programs. Wesley Bolin Plaza will be lined with booths manned by over 223 teachers and students from Agua Fria, Buckeye, Deer Valley, Peoria, Vail, Sahuarita, TUSD, Miami and Globe school districts.