Workforce development is an integral part to our Arizona Economy. Find out more about the established workforce development programs offered in our region and how you and your business can benefit from them.

Pima Community College  

With more than 45,000 students, six campuses, four education centers and several adult education learning centers, Pima Community College provides traditional and online instruction for more than 180 transfer and occupational programs. The college also offers workforce training, non-credit personal interest classes and post-baccalaureate certificates. 

ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop Career Centers 

Whether looking for work, changing careers, or exploring new career options, the Pima County One-Stop connects workers and job seekers – youth, adults, veterans, and dislocated workers – to ARIZONA@WORK, a statewide network of employment, training, and educational programs. 
The Pima County Department of Community & Workforce Development (CWD), the Pima County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), and the ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop partner with businesses, community organizations, government and economic entities, education and training institutions, and faith-based groups to efficiently deliver services by having common goals and measures for success. 

Three tiers of service are offered: 

  1. Employment Resources 
    Employment Resources include labor-market information, job banks, on-line job-matching, job leads, workshops, resumes, and career counseling. There is no eligibility requirement for core services.

  2. Intensive Career Services
    Intensive Career Services include vocational assessment, individualized career planning, pre-vocational adult education, job search and placement. Services are provided based on eligibility for a variety of grants targeting low-income youth and adults, dislocated (laid off) workers, veterans, and homeless job seekers.

  3. Training 
    Training necessary to obtain employment -- for those who meet eligibility and other requirements -- is provided from a menu of more than 300 qualified occupational training programs and through on-the-job training contracts directly with employers. An assessment is used to determine whether occupational training is appropriate, and the job seeker is assisted in preparing a training plan.