ElevateEdAZ prepares individuals for college and career through stronger alignment between education, business, and the community.
The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation (Foundation) is matching businesses to schools in order to develop the future workforce at the opportune time of adolescence. The Foundation is piloting a new initiative to invite companies to more closely engage with high schools by:
ElevateEdAZ is focused on increasing the number of students completing high-quality education to workforce learning pathways that align with the needs of industry. This includes working with education partners to support students in completing industry recognized credentials, attaining early post-secondary credit, and participating in capstone work-based learning experiences, such as internships and pre-apprenticeships. In addition, ElevateEdAZ supports educator professional development by partnering to provide externship experiences for teachers and counselors.
ElevateEdAZ Partner Schools
ElevateEdAZ in Action
ElevateEdAZ is partnered with Phoenix Union High School District and Mesa Public Schools to pilot more strategic and impactful business engagement in local high schools.
Our Partner Schools
It’s Time to Elevate Education in Arizona!
In the current landscape of Arizona’s labor market, 68%[i] of jobs require some level of education beyond a high school diploma; yet, only 44%[ii] of Arizona’s residents receive a post-secondary education. With ElevateEdAZ, employers have the opportunity to provide time and resources to help high school students become career and college ready, allowing Arizona’s growing labor demand to benefit from a qualified workforce.