Promineo Tech, a Peoria-based education-as-a-service startup, is working to bring more people into tech, especially those eager to learn. Promineo Tech was started in 2018 and now has a headcount of nearly 40, including 12 employees and several contractors. The company partners with higher education institutions — mainly community colleges — and runs coding bootcamps for students.
The North American Cyber Range Alliance (NACRA), an affiliation of independent stakeholder organizations dedicated to fortifying US cyber defenses, announced that NACRA CyberSec Workshops 2021 Events Week is now open to the public, without cost.
“Investing in Tucson is an investment in the world,” says Arizona Technology Council VP Karla Morales. “Both those who grow up here and those that come to pursue an education go on to work and live all over the globe—setting the tone for how Tucson is seen at a global level. The better we are a community, the more attractive we will be to businesses to come in and bring jobs with them.”
In this edition of the Tech Focus Member Spotlight, Carol Stewart, Associate Vice President for Tech Parks Arizona at the University of Arizona, discusses the role and impact of the Tech Parks and recent progress made at the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) and the UA Tech Park at The Bridges.
Zovio, a Chandler-based education technology services leader, has announced that Founder and CEO Andrew Clark, founder, president and CEO will be stepping down from the company as its chief executive officer effective as of March 31, 2021. Leading Zovio for almost 18 years, Clark has made significant progress executing on the company’s strategic priorities and is well-positioned for the future.
The TIMESTEP Summer Internship Program is a unique opportunity for small- to mid-sized businesses based in Southern Arizona to connect with talented U Arizona undergraduate juniors in the Physical Sciences. This competitive program provides employers with a vetted pool of students who have worked in research teams, possess computing skills and are ready to work alongside development and engineering teams.
The reason for Arizona’s growth in EdTech is not only due to our early entry in this sector. It’s also driven by the need for alternative platforms for learning. All our state’s for-profit, nonprofit and community-driven EdTech organizations are capitalizing on the need to support a broader and more diverse audience by harnessing the reach of the internet and technical innovation.
Under the transformational educational agreement, the independent nonprofit Arizona corporation, The University of Arizona Global Campus will acquire the assets of Ashford University from Zovio. The acquisition will allow Global Campus to fulfill its vision to expand access for nontraditional and underrepresented students to flexible, affordable, high-quality higher education opportunities that will allow students to achieve their academic and career goals.
No doubt many of you have had a front row seat to the importance of technology when it comes to learning. Make that distance learning as our homes have become our classrooms and offices while we adjust to an unprecedented period in our society. Whether your children have Zoomed to connect with their teachers and schoolmates or you have turned to webinars as alternatives to flying somewhere for training in person, we all are getting a taste of the state of education technology.
The Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation is giving $2.5 million to Pima Community College Foundation to advance the College’s growing presence as the center of economic recovery and growth in the region.