ElevateEdAZ’s First Virtual Teacher Externship a Success

During the week of July 20, ElevateEdAZ and the Center for the Future of Arizona connected fifteen employers with over twenty educators during Arizona’s first Virtual Educator Externship. This externship allowed educators from middle school through community college to learn about specific hiring requirements and company culture of businesses throughout the state. The experience will allow teachers to build a curriculum that best meets their student’s needs in becoming college and career ready.
BYFAZ Launches New Career Center

In continuing with its mission to create a sustainable skilled craft workforce by raising awareness about high-paying construction careers and training opportunities, Build Your Future Arizona (BYFAZ) recently launched a new online Career Center. The Career Center connects individuals searching for career opportunities in construction with companies across the state that are actively hiring for skilled crafts positions. This is another step toward enhancing the talent pipeline and building a stronger Arizona workforce. 
Webinar Series Discusses Ways Businesses Can Reimagine Today’s Workforce

In an everchanging workforce landscape, the Foundation’s Reimagining Today’s Workforce Series connects employers and community leaders with tools and best practices to support their talent development strategies and provide current workforce trends during the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has laid out. The series’ most recent webinar focused on ways employers can support working parents during COVID-19.  
Take the Healthy AZ Pledge

For more than six months, the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted many businesses and families across Arizona. It is time to take action as a community to help stop the spread of the virus. Let’s continue to make Arizona a healthy place to live and work! Take the Health AZ Pledge to show your commitment in strengthening our return to business. 
Foundation Continues to Build Strong Partnerships, Impact AZ 

The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation had an incredible year, growing existing collaboratives and enhancing partnerships to create new initiatives. Check out the Foundation’s FY20 Annual Report to learn about all of our initiatives and what we accomplished!
The Foundation Team is Growing Again

The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation is proud to welcome two new team members. Get to know our newest ElevateEdAZ College and Career Coach, who will be working with the Phoenix Coding Academy, and our Bilingual Marketing Copywriter, dedicated to increasing awareness of both Build Your Future Arizona and ElevateEdAZ!