The Arizona Technology Council today launched a partnership with the University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) to offer Council members and their immediate families a 30% tuition savings on its online programs.
The boost in Phoenix job postings was among the largest in the country, both in terms of percent gained and of sheer volume. This glut of tech job openings is part of the larger recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, which killed hundreds of thousands in the United States, put many people out of work and inspired others to seek new careers.
In this podcast interview, Zylstra shed light on Arizona becoming as a great technology hub in the United States, how Arizona innovation compares to other states across the country; the flood of technology companies and tech talent moving to the Valley, the plethora of open, high-tech jobs; the importance of two of the most prominent industries in Arizona: semiconductors and aerospace; as well as the importance of venture capitalism and angel investing. Listen to the replay to hear valuable insight.
According to the new 2021 Scoring Tech Talent report from CBRE, Greater Phoenix is now ranked as the 17th best market for tech talent in North America, up one spot from its rank last year. The report also found that Phoenix has the 14th largest tech talent pool nationally with just over 98,000 tech workers, a labor force that’s grown 14.2% from 2015.
The BGCS Scholarship award is a one-half tuition scholarship to be credited evenly over 8 consecutive semesters or 4 academic years, for a total amount of approximately $50,000. Scholarship recipient(s) must attend on campus, and those who meet award maintenance requirements will receive the scholarship for up to 8 academic semesters.
Despite a challenging year caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Arizona’s technology sector was able to rebound quickly and even outpace Q4 2019 in several significant growth metrics. The Arizona Technology Council’s latest quarterly Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report provides insight on the progress of the state’s tech sector. The new data shows a 29% increase in STEM job postings in December 2020 vs. December 2019 and a 4.3% growth in Arizona technology companies year-over-year.