Steven G. Zylstra, President and CEO of Arizona Technology Council, explains why the board’s New Economy Initiative is critical for Arizona’s workforce development and addresses economic challenges the state will face in the future.
With Arizona’s technology sector growing at a pace 40% faster than the rest of the nation, we are increasingly pleased with the Governor’s leadership in investing in K12, higher education and specifically in STEM. The Council is advocating for STEM ecosystem investment and cultivation as one of its 2020 legislative priorities, and we look forward to working with the Governor on making our vision a reality.
Listening to the voice of Arizona’s Young Talent: The success of Arizona’s young talent is critical to Arizona’s success. We would like to know what matters most to you and invite you to share that with us by completing this survey.
e-Stewards® has announced the 2020 class of e-Stewards Certified Recyclers participating in their new ADVANCE+ program. ADVANCE+ is a workforce development program created to employ people with autism and other disabilities. The ADVANCE+ program is designed to help e-Stewards solve critical business labor problems while helping their communities solve a critical and growing social issue.
You might say we’re making headway on the freeway leading toward our future. The biggest imprint left by technology in Arizona this year were players of the new passenger economy. We’re all sharing this great ride as our entire economy is expected to continue its upward trajectory, thanks to technology.
Arizona’s manufacturing sector has built up a workforce with nearly 180,000 employees, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data for August 2019. Now, the rest of the country is starting to pay attention.
The Center for the Future of Arizona announced its award from the U.S. Department of Education to advance its Career Connected Pathways (CCP) work addressing Arizona’s urgent need to increase postsecondary enrollment and attainment—particularly of high-needs students—through pathways focused on preparing students for careers in STEM fields
There’s more than just desert sand and scorching heat in Arizona’s state capital. Phoenix is finally getting its due as a haven for entrepreneurs. Here are five reasons why Phoenix is an increasingly hospitable environment for entrepreneurs.
Acronis SCS, a Scottsdale-based cyber protection and edge data security company, has launched an initiative to fund, train and place at least 300 veterans and spouses into Arizona cybersecurity careers, at no cost to them.
The Arizona Republic’s article, “Ducey loves to tout the state’s tech industry. His rhetoric doesn’t always match reality,” buried the lead. This is the reality: Arizona’s high-tech sector is indeed a rising star, a point of pride for our state.