ElevateEdAZ Launch Connects Education and Business

Last month, the Foundation launched ElevateEdAZ, an innovative and collaborative education initiative designed to prepare individuals for college and career through stronger alignment between education, business, and the community. View the launch event recap to learn more, and don’t miss the Education to Workforce Learning Pathways Landscape Analysis, featuring state data and an analysis of the workforce continuum in Arizona. 
Foundation launches Advanced Manufacturing and IT Workforce Collaboratives

Building on the success of existing workforce collaboratives, the Foundation has brought together companies to lead two new collaboratives in Advanced Manufacturing and IT. These industry leaders will work together to validate competencies, certifications, and career pathways based on employers’ job descriptions and labor market data. Through these validations, the groups will partner with education providers and training programs to support existing programs and create new opportunities to align classroom to career. Employers can learn more by joining an upcoming collaborative conversation. 
BYF Arizona Celebrates Success in First Year 

In October 2019, the Foundation launched the Build Your Future (BYF) Arizona career awareness campaign. Since then, over 50 investor companies have joined the cause. This fall, the BYF Arizona Career Center went live, featuring an average of 600+ construction and skilled craft jobs in Arizona each month. Looking ahead, BYF Arizona will begin hosting virtual career awareness fairs and partnering with education providers to inspire young people pursuing construction and skilled craft certifications and degrees.
Prioritizing Wellness in 2021

Mark your calendar for the final WorkWell Webinar of 2020. In this webinar, we will be sharing tips and best practices to start the new year by defining your financial and nutritional wellness goals. Bring a pen and notepad because you will learn some great takeaways to help you plan for a healthy 2021!
Hiring Trends and Innovating for a Strong Workforce

The Foundation’s Workforce Series connects employers and community leaders with tools and best practices to support their talent development strategies and highlight current workforce trends while facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The series’ most recent webinar featuring Mila Elderman of ADP focused on the latest hiring trends for 2020 and beyond. Don’t forget to register for the next event of the series on December 10.
ElevateEdAZ Debuts Employer Work-Based Learning (WBL) Guide

The ElevateEdAZ team has developed a comprehensive guide to support employers looking to offer work-based learning opportunities for students. View the guide to learn how your company can provide WBL both in-person and virtually, in the form of internships, externships, job shadows, apprenticeships, industry tours, and more!