The recognized leader in Greater Phoenix for regional workforce development initiatives that fulfill the job training needs of diverse employer communities throughout Maricopa County.
The Workforce Development department plays a vital role in enhancing the region's competitive strength by connecting the programs, resources, and customizable training services of the ten Community Colleges and two skill centers with the region's employers.
Mesa Community College Receives $2.5 Million Grant To Build Capacity to Serve the Advanced Manufacturing Industry
The Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AZ-AMI) at Mesa Community College received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration to provide trade-impacted workers and others with the knowledge, skills and abilities required to provide long-term support to aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries in the region. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant provided $2,507,462 (100% of the project funds) to build the college's capacity to meet the training and educational needs of the expanding manufacturing sector in the east valley. Read More
New Healthcare Brochure Available Provides Information to Job Seekers Interested in the Sector
The Workforce Development Office, as part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Maricopa Community Colleges and the City of Phoenix, has produced a brochure providing information to persons interested in careers in the fast-growing healthcare sector. The brochure includes facts about trends and top jobs in healthcare, as well as the training providers, largest employers, and resources available in the Greater Phoenix region to persons seeking employment. The brochure will be distributed to clients at the two one-stop career centers operated by the City of Phoenix. Read More
MCCCD to Train Workers Through Walmart Brighter Futures Grant MATEC to Manage the Project
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) has been chosen as one of 12 community colleges and districts in the country to participate in the Walmart Brighter Futures 2.0 Project. The $3.5 million grant given to MCCCD through the League for Innovation in the Community College (League) will help train lower-income, lower-skill adults transition to middle-skill, higher-wage jobs. The Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center, which is part of the Workforce Development unit, will manage the project. Read More