The year 2022 continued the high quit rates that the United States started seeing in the so-called Great Resignation of 2021. Dissatisfied, many employees simply had enough and left for better, higher-paying jobs elsewhere. Although many workers had been scrambling to get any job available when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, people have started looking at employment in a whole new light. Now they’re more interested in getting both a job they love that also pays well.
What are millennials? The definition of a millennial varies; however, the consensus is that millennials are born between 1981 and 1996. Most likely, this generation grew up experiencing the 9/11 terrorist attack and the 2008 presidential election. These adults saw the turn of the century and the onset of the digital age. Even more, the majority of millennials felt the weight of the 2008 economic recession. These are just a few milestones that millennials witnessed. Now they’re creating a milestone of their own.
The Arizona Technology Council released its Q2 2022 Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report today, which highlights key metrics from the competitive hiring environment in Arizona’s technology industry. Takeaways from the report include a 55.4% wage growth over the past three years, a 106% rise in STEM job openings from 2017 to 2021 and a 2.8% year-over-year growth in technology jobs.
When the Healthcare United at GateWay (HUG) Clinic opened in 2013, the faculty members at GateWay Community College knew there was a need for a specialty healthcare clinic in the community. But, they may not have realized just how extensive their impact would be. Now in its 10th year, the student-run HUG Clinic is the only pro bono specialty healthcare clinic in the United States, with services including respiratory therapy, physical therapist assisting, diagnostic medical sonography, occupational therapy assisting, and therapeutic massage.
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, today announced the launch of Gearing Towards the Future, the auction company’s new community, education and outreach initiative focused on STEM education. Created in conjunction with SciTech Institute, the program will serve a leading role in encouraging and developing future automotive engineers and technicians through learning modules focused on teaching young people how to solve problems and develop new skills using challenge-based contests related to automobiles.
On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, University of Advancing Technology (UAT) students gathered in the UAT Theater to present their innovations to faculty, staff, peers and the community. Art Direction Professor, Dapzury Valenzuela, hosted the event and was excited to watch students she’s seen grow present all their hard work.
Congressman Greg Stanton (AZ-9) and Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) leaders gathered at the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) LabForce to announce the $1 million in federal Community Project Funding secured in a House Appropriations bill for bioscience program development at the Maricopa Community Colleges.
What is one tip you’d have for someone relocating to Phoenix who works in tech? To help you with your relocation, we asked Phoenix natives and tech industry leaders this question for their best tips. From learning to golf for the networking benefits to solidifying the new job offer in writing before relocating, there are several ideas that can help make your relocation to Phoenix painless and a breeze.
When students graduate, it’s always a bittersweet moment. It’s sad to no longer see them around campus working, on projects, and hanging with friends, but we are so proud to watch them grow and land amazing jobs! Hunter Autrey is no exception—from putting in hours in the Security Operations Center (SOC) to securing a Network Administrator position—he’s had quite the journey at UAT. After graduating from University of Advancing Technology (UAT), we caught up with recent graduate, Hunter Autrey, and asked about his post-graduation plans.
When Michael Wilson welcomed his first child into the world, he immediately reevaluated what mattered to him in his life and career. Michael had studied Civil Engineering in school and since graduating had worked in the AI and robotics space, most recently managing a team at Amazon for 10 years. Now, at the drop of a hat and with a new baby in tow, he began to rethink his career.