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University of Arizona Customized Workforce Training

Whether an employee wants to finish or start a full four-year undergraduate degree, earn an advanced or graduate degree, obtain company/industry certifications or simply participate in non-credit enrichment classes, UA provides multiple options.

The UA Online Corporate Initiative provides employers a comprehensive workforce education solution, enabling employees to achieve their higher education goals by attending one of the top 100 universities in the world— anywhere, at any time.

Continuing and Professional Education

Continuing and Professional Education at the University of Arizona tailors programs and courses to meet the specific training needs of corporate clients from a variety of industries. Utilizing the knowledge and expertise of the UA, Continuing and Professional Education offers responsive, innovative, cutting-edge solutions that will help move companies and their employees to a higher level. Many of the classes and programs lead to certificates and continuing education units (CEUs) for professionals.

Eller Executive Education

Eller Executive Education can be your partner of choice in the development of Custom Executive development programs and through its High Impact Leadership Development open enrollment program aimed at middle managers and senior executives.


ASU Online

Arizona State University offers over one hundred additional certifications, undergraduate, and graduate degree programs entirely online for distance learners through ASU Online. These programs hold the same accreditation as their in-house counterparts and offer several start dates throughout the year.


The new economy has changed the way companies do business, from the speed of information to the technology employees must adapt. Pima Community College (PCC) provides businesses with education for the skills demanded in today’s competitive environment. PCC features best-in-class rigorous curriculum created hand-in-hand with employers and delivered with a mix of modalities to accommodate modern learners.

The key to PCC’s relevant curriculum is industry engagement at every level. Business leaders inform academic programs through participation in Employer Advisory Committees, providing on-the-job learning opportunities for students through internships and apprenticeships, and encouraging their employees to teach as adjunct instructors who can bring real-life scenarios to the classroom.

PCC has a team dedicated to building industry relationships in support of their workforce development needs. Working with PCC, employers can develop a healthy talent development strategy that ensures coverage of entry level, mid-skill and management. PCC can craft a program to teach employees who need to learn a new technical skill, update their expertise, improve their communication, or prepare to become supervisors. Pima Community College was selected by Harvard University as one of five community colleges in the nation that exemplify how community colleges are helping to improve local economies. Learn more here.

Additionally, PCC is enhancing its infrastructure by developing Centers for Excellence in Applied Technology, Health Professions, Public Safety & Security, the Arts, Hospitality, and Information Technology. Each center will feature the most up-to-date facilities, equipment and curriculum, and provide students with opportunities for hands-on application of skills learned in class. At the Centers for Excellence, community members and industry employees can learn new skills and interact with other professionals as well as PCC students. These syngeries will enhance and accelerate learning for students, faculty and community members.

Whenever possible, PCC programs align with rigorous industry-recognized certifications. Additionally, PCC students earn industry-recognized credentials as a third-party validation of their skills attainment. The credentials are transferrable from job to job, and stackable, to demonstrate progressive attainment of proficiency.


ARIZONA@WORK is the statewide workforce development network that helps employers of all sizes and types recruit, develop and retain the best employees for their needs. For job seekers throughout the state, they provide services and resources to pursue employment opportunities.

By developing our state’s workforce and matching employers with job seekers, they strengthen Arizona’s economy.

It is a public and private partnership with 12 regional areas and 47 local offices, all working together through one organization—ARIZONA@WORK—and all sharing one mission: providing innovative workforce solutions to employers and job seekers.

Through the support of federal funding, they provide their services at no charge.


Pima County One-Stop opened the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center, 2801 E. Ajo Way, to help military veterans find jobs and get training, benefits and support services; and to help employers hire veterans. This program is one of the first to be established in the nation, demonstrating our region’s commitment to our veterans.

One-Stop’s partners in the Center include the U.S. Departments of Labor, Defense and Veterans Affairs; the Arizona Departments of Veterans Services and Economic Security; Pima Community College; Community Partnership of Southern Arizona and Rally Point; CODAC/Comin’ Home; Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans; Salvation Army; Old Pueblo Community Services; Primavera Foundation; the Arizona Veterans Commission; SER Jobs for Progress; and local employers.

Connect With Us

Want to learn more? A member of Sun Corridor Inc.’s Business Development team will respond to any written inquiry within one business day.

Daniela Gallagher

Vice President, Economic Development
Email or Call 520.243.1938

Jeff Powell

Economic Development and Research Director
Email or Call 520.243.1912

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