Small- and medium-sized Pima County companies interested in financial assistance for employee training that leads to certificates, associate degrees and even bachelor’s degrees are invited to attend a meeting about the opportunity on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
The meeting will explain the Southern Arizona Technical Career Pathways Grant that the Pima County One-Stop Career Center has obtained to assist aerospace, high-technology and information-technology companies.
The meeting will run from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Room 323 of the Kino One-Stop Center, 2797 E. Ajo Way. Employers planning to attend should RSVP to Evelyn Wright at 243-6678 or EWright@pima.gov.
The grant will pay for classes that lead to a credential identified by the employer as needed in the employer’s facility and industry, taking into account the employer’s leveraged resources (wages paid to employees taking classes, use of the employer’s facility or equipment for classes). The credential must:
- Equip employees with new job skills.
- Qualify employees for a promotion/position upgrade and salary increase.
Pima County One-Stop can:
- Provide training by an accredited college/university that results in a credential (New Horizons, Pima Community College, University of Arizona South, or any accredited training center of the employer’s choosing).
- Set up classes in a credential program for employees at the employer’s worksite. The classes can be tailored to the employer’s and employees’ needs.
The grant can also pay half the tuition and cost of books for employees completing bachelor’s degrees in engineering, information technology or production management by the end of 2015.
For more information, please contact Evelyn Wright at 243-6678 or EWright@pima.gov.
Pima County One-Stop Career Center provides support to employers in the recruiting, staffing and training of a viable workforce. It also provides career development services and training funds for youth and adult job seekers.