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Elevating Your

Future Workforce

Goal

To prepare individuals for college and career through stronger alignment between education, business, and the community.

The Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation (Foundation) is looking for businesses interested in developing the future workforce. The Foundation is piloting a new initiative to invite companies to more closely engage with high schools by aligning classes and curriculum with workforce needs, increasing student exposure to career pathways, and creating opportunities for students to apply academics through work-based learning.

By 2028, 70% of all jobs in Arizona will require an education beyond a high school diploma.[i] Currently, Arizona has a state-wide graduation rate of 78%[ii], and yet only 27% of high school graduates complete a postsecondary education by their mid-twenties.[iii] Through this new initiative, the Foundation aims to strengthen Arizona’s future by closing the achievement gap by intentionally aligning employers with tomorrow’s talent at the K-12 level.

How to Get Involved

Complete our brief Business Partner Engagement Form to get connected!  Upon receiving your information, our team will reach out to get to know you and connect you into the areas of our work you are most interested in.

Ways to Engage

Virtual Educator Externships

Provide 60-90 minutes virtual sessions for teachers and counselors

Business Advisory Councils

Influence and Enhance Program Offerings with Our Education Partners

High School Internships

Strengthen your workforce by providing internships for students at your business

Work-Based Learning

Businesses Partners are invited to partner with ElevateEdAZ to engage high school students and educators, supporting paths towards high-wage, high-demand careers and high quality degree programs.  Learn more about work-based learning in our detailed guide!

Examples of Work-Based Learning Include:

  • Guest Speakers
  • Guest Instructors
  • Educator Externships
  • Curriculum Development
  • Job Shadowing
  • Field Trips
  • Internships
  • Apprenticeships

Sign up for the CommunityShare platform to start providing work-based learning opportunities to students!

Get Involved Today!

We are seeking businesses interested in engaging with ElevateEdAZ partner schools. Contact us to get involved!

[i] College Success Arizona: Understanding College Credentials

[ii] Expect More Arizona Progress Meter

[iii] Achieve 60 AZ: State of Attainment Report 2019

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