Career seekers in the East Valley looking for employment and job skills training now have a new location to access these services, and much more, through the Workforce Center @ Mesa. The workforce services offered by Maricopa County are co-located in a facility where A New Leaf and the City of Mesa also offer programs, making this collaboration an example of a comprehensive service delivery model that provides local communities a valuable access point for a wide variety of services beyond employment support.
In February 2023, Lucid Motors hosted a STEM Careers Workshop for Pinal County educators. The workshop focused on developing a Middle School STEM curriculum that exposes Casa Grande middle school students to careers at Lucid and within the STEM field. The workshop included five rotations for the teachers. Four contained hands-on activities where teachers learned about various engineering and production careers at Lucid. The fifth rotation was a Ride-Along in one of the Lucid Air vehicles.
STEM Careers Workshop
Career Ready Tempe helps prepare and develop income-eligible high school juniors and seniors for the workforce by connecting them to college and career readiness support and partnering with Tempe businesses to provide paid internships in high-demand fields. Career Ready Tempe is a collaboration between the City of Tempe Human Services Department, Economic Development Department, and the Tempe Chamber Foundation. The program is funded by City of Tempe Innovation Funds and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Career Readiness Lab Grant. The program is strategically designed to align with industry needs and the initiatives of Achieve65Tempe, the City’s goal of 65 percent of Tempe’s adult population attaining a postsecondary certification or degree by 2030.