Arizona Career Pathways defines the needs, identifies resources and brokers relationships that impact the education and training of a quality workforce, regional economic sustainability and business growth.
Arizona Career Pathways seeks to improve the quality of life, raise the standard of living, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale region.
For the past 20 years, Valley Interfaith Project , a collaboration of forty Phoenix Metro faith-based institutions and non-profits, has addressed issues of social justice,
With the economic downturn of 2008, recognized the exacerbated needs/problems of many in Maricopa County. They established Arizona Career Pathways in 2010, with initial funding from a Department of Labor demonstration grant for $476,000 to train unemployed and under-employed low income adults in the Maricopa County region for in-demand healthcare careers.
In June, 2011, Arizona Career Pathways received its 501(c)3 designation, and operates as an independent not-for-profit agency.
Arizona Career Pathways provides case management and life skills coaching, financial assistance, peer mentoring, job placement assistance, and other valuable support services to ensure successful educational attainment and long-term career success.
Arizona Career Pathway’s proven program model provides our students with the support and motivation required for them to achieve the workforce skills and experience that will help them to develop occupational skills, degree and certificate attainment, and the confidence that will ensure their employability.
Arizona Career Pathways is a workforce development intermediary program that responds to the needs of workers and key employers. Our mission is to demonstrate the substantial social and economic benefits that are achieved through investment in long term credential and degree attainment for those who otherwise would not have the opportunity.