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.
The IT Institute will help prepare students for Arizona’s jobs of the future by utilizing cutting-edge tools that will help students familiarize themselves with vital technology before they enter the job market. The site will also serve as a convening location for workshops, industry advisory groups, meetups and networking functions.
The program enables students to develop traditional skills such as data collection, AI model training, coding, and exploring the societal impact of AI technology. Top employers requesting these skills include Intel, IBM, Wells Fargo, Deloitte, American Express, and others.
Dovly, a local innovator in credit improvement technology, is pleased to announce four new additions to its growing team.
Arizona is joining a coalition of 20 states, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the American Association of Community Colleges – with support from Lumina Foundation and the Siemens Foundation – to launch the Reskilling and Recovery Network.
Scottsdale-based Acronis SCS, a leader in edge data security and cyber protection in the U.S. public sector, has created a free cyber IT training and internationally-recognized certifications for veterans, has set a goal to put 50,000 veterans into the industry over the next five years.
The Arizona Technology Council held a virtual Workforce Development and Education Committee event featuring Jennifer Mellor, chief innovation officer for the Greater Phoenix Chamber, Dr. Raghu Santanam, professor and chair of the Department of Information Systems in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and from Pima Community College, Dr. Ian Roark, vice president of Workforce Development & Strategic Partnerships and Denise Kingman, director of employer engagement and career services. It was a fantastic discussion and well worth a listen.
As a purpose-driven company, YellowBird’s goal is to employ and engage passionate people who understand that they are making a difference in people’s lives. Their actions at YellowBird help get employees, visitors and everyday people home safely to their family and loved ones.
Like many of us working during these uncertain times, you may find yourself with extra time on your hands while working from home, furloughed, caring for loved ones, or looking for new career opportunities. For those of you interested in making a career switch to the tech sector, Apprenti remains open for business.
Arizona enjoys a diverse mix of tech industries and professions, with the average technology wage nearly double the average wage in non-tech sectors. Currently, employees in computer systems design, semiconductor manufacturing, and aerospace product and parts manufacturing account for roughly half of all annual wages across the state of Arizona.