About Us

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 Pathways 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 Pathwaysdefines the needs, iden​tifies resources and brokers relationships that impact the education and training of a quality workforce, regional economic sustainability and business growth.
Arizona Career Pathwaysseeks to improve the quality of life, raise the standard of living, and enhance the productivity and  competitiveness of the Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale region.

Arizona Career Pathwaysis a workforce development intermediary program that responds to the needs of workers and key employers. Our mission is to demonstrate the substantial socialand economic benefits that are achieved through investment in long term credential and degree attainment for those who otherwise would not have the opportunity.

History

    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 establishedArizona 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.

Changing Lives Through education