The state of Arizona plans to invest $40 million in Arizona State University to lead a multi-year initiative for the state’s future water supply. The university said in a Wednesday announcement from ASU and Gov. Doug Ducey that it will work with industrial, municipal, agricultural, tribal and international partners to accelerate and deploy new approaches and technology for water conversation, augmentation, desalination, efficiency, infrastructure and reuse.
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.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022, the Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority announced the winners of the 2022 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards. Innovator of the Year for Academia was awarded to Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) and Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) for their Artificial Intelligence partnership with Intel.
Across Arizona, communities are increasingly forced to deal with the consequences of extreme heat exacerbated by climate change and urban growth. Cities in the region routinely experience more than 30 days above 110 degrees Fahrenheit each summer and growing populations continue to be strained by the complex interactions of extreme heat, atmospheric pollutants, and limited water supplies.
When it comes to assessing his university’s progress as well as its plans for the future, Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller has a positive outlook on both. In conducting our annual survey for the Phoenix Business Journal’s Colleges & Universities list, we offered optional questions to the respondents. Mueller, who is both president of Grand Canyon University and CEO of Grand Canyon Education (Nasdaq: LOPE), provided detailed answers to our questions.
South Bronx, New York-based Per Scholas is recruiting 180 students for free technical training and professional development programs in metro Phoenix. Since its founding in 1995, the nonprofit has grown to operate 19 locations across the country, said Jaclyn Boyes, managing director for the Per Scholas Phoenix office.
Customer service roles are an important part of every thriving business in any industry. There are plenty of job opportunities in the customer service field that pay more than you might think. We are going to highlight some of the best-paying customer service jobs to help you find what you are looking for in a new role.
Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) is now officially a Cybersecurity Awareness Month Partner with CISA—the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency—one of the youngest U.S. agencies (and growing massively in importance) under the Homeland Security and various other agencies banner. They are public-facing for everything from communications of zero-day cyberattacks to combating dis/misinformation. As a partner, it is CGCC’s responsibility to share their Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 overarching theme, “See Yourself in Cyber.” According to the CISA, “while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people.” Find out more at https://www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month.
The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) is proud to announce the organization’s second mentorship program participants after a successful inaugural launch in 2021. The year-long program, aimed at supporting early-career economic development professionals, pairs young professionals with experienced practitioners from around the state. Last year’s pilot program was the first to come out of AAED’s Young Professionals Affinity Group, which was formed in 2020 with the goal of creating more programming to support AAED’s early-career members.
With a goal of introducing high school girls, primarily from across the East Valley, to the many career possibilities in the field of Information Technology (IT), the fourth annual Girls Get IT event takes place from 8:30 am to 1 pm, Nov. 4, 2022, at Scottsdale Community College. Geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and astronaut Dr. Sian Proctor is the keynote speaker.