Elevate Your Future Workforce!

Join forces with ElevateEdAZ to positively influence education outcomes in Arizona, and help students become college and career ready. With 2021 right around the corner, consider hosting a Virtual Educator Externship experience or speaking at an Elevate Your Network event to inspire students interested in your career field. Explore even more options available in the ElevateEdAZ Employer Work-Based Learning Guide!
Develop Arizona’s Workforce in 2021

According to the Foundation’s 2020 State of the Workforce Report, four out of five businesses surveyed expect to return to pre-pandemic levels of employment within the next three years. The Foundation’s six workforce collaboratives are working together to solve employment challenges within advanced manufacturing, construction, cybersecurity, financial services, health care, and information technology industries. Connect with us to get involved and view the report to learn more about the current state of Arizona’s workforce! 
Be Informed with the Workforce Series

The Foundation’s Reimagining Today’s Workforce Series is now extended through June of 2021. These one-hour sessions are packed with innovative talent development strategies and data-informed approaches to closing the skills gap in Arizona. Stay tuned for upcoming webinars, which will continue to take place on the second Thursday of each month!
Stride into the New Year with Wellness AtoZ

Make wellness a priority in 2021 by engaging with Wellness AtoZ! Start by signing the #HealthyAZPledge and finding inspiration with our monthly LiveWELL newsletters that are sent to Wellness AtoZ employers! Also, register to attend monthly webinars to learn from local leaders who are making Arizona known as a destination for healthy living. Learn more and encourage your place of work to become a Wellness AtoZ employer today!
MCCCD and Intel Launch Artificial Intelligence Associates Degree

The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) recently launched a collaboration with Intel and the Arizona Commerce Authority to offer Arizona’s first AI certificate and degree program. Check out the press release to learn more about how leaders in industry and education are working together to prepare the talent of the future!
It’s not too late to give!

If you missed Giving Tuesday on December 1st, fear not! The Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and is continuing to accept 2020 tax-deductible donations through the end of the year. View the 2020 Annual Report to learn more about the Foundation’s impact on the region and follow the link below to show your support!
Celebrate BYF Arizona’s Successes

On November 18th, Build Your Future Arizona (BYF Arizona) released the October 2019 – September 2020 Annual Report, celebrating the first full year of inspiring the next generation of skilled craft professionals. In addition to launching BYF Arizona, releasing the Spanish website, and adding the new Career Center, BYF Arizona generated significant traction via social media and news outlets. Check out the report to see for yourself!