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Student Tourism Exploration Program (S.T.E.P.) – Meeting Planner for a Day

The second activity with the Student Tourism Exploration Program (S.T.E.P.), assigned the students the role of a meeting planner. As representatives for an imaginary meeting for the Zoological Association of America, the students were charged with deciding which hotel would best suit their meeting to be held in Mesa later in the year. The “meeting planners” were to consider budget and attendee satisfaction as major factors as they made their decision.

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Professional pathway and social development for neurodivergent youth through game design Visit Mesa – ASU Herberger Institute – Mesa Arts Center – Endless Studios Copa Health – Mesa Regional Foundation for Accessibility, Diversity & Inclusion Increasingly accessible and easy-to-use tools have made it possible to build completely virtual worlds filled with intricate story tapestries – …

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Mesa, Arizona, the first Autism Certified city in America

In 2019, Mesa became the first ever destination to earn a city-wide autism certification through The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards. More than just declaring Mesa “Autism Friendly,” this unique designation reflects the commitment of over 4,800 people who completed a rigorous training and continue to be recertified every two years.Mesa has …

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Introducing High School Students to Careers in Tourism

Mesa Regional Foundation for Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion recently launched the Student Tourism Exploration Program (STEP) in partnership with Mesa Public Schools. “We as an industry have not done a good job conveying to students that there are high-paying, incredibly fulfilling careers within the tourism industry. We hope that the STEP program will start changing …

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