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Maricopa Corporate College – Closing Skills Gaps and Expanding Horizons in Scottsdale

Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR) is the newest institution of the Maricopa Community College District (MCCCD), established to address the needs of our local workforce and provide market-relevant, customized training solutions and educational programs for employers. MCOR engages employers and industry associations to assess and deliver custom workforce solutions to close the skills gap that has long been an issue for valley businesses. MCOR also oversees all District entrepreneurial activities and initiatives including the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation (CEI) and Fahrenheit Labs student incubator.  In order to efficiently address the growing demand for workforce solutions and professional education in Maricopa County, MCOR has opened an expanded location in the Scottsdale Airpark. This new corporate college in the Scottsdale Airpark is a growing concept that small and large businesses are gravitating to due to the rising demand for noncredit corporate training programs and the need for ‘à la carte’ programs tailored for unique business needs.

The growing demand for customized workforce skills training and noncredit continuing education is the reason for MCOR’s plans to expand its operations and campus from 7,500 to 30,000-50,000 square feet in the near future. “Corporate demand and our unique offerings make the Scottsdale Campus a premiere location for this growing business model,” said Susie Pulido, Vice President of Business Development with MCOR.

 “The educational services that Maricopa Corporate College brings to the business community will expand our ability as a community to provide that trained workforce that is in such demand,” said Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane.  “The Corporate College expanding into space in the Scottsdale Airpark area will provide an excellent local educational resource for the businesses in what is a major employment center for Scottsdale and the entire region.”

Serving the diverse needs for companies such as:  AARP, Barnes Aerospace, Coca Cola, U-Haul, Goodwill, Marriott, Nissan, and Scottsdale Healthcare to name a few; the Scottsdale campus is poised for success.


Maricopa Corporate College: Patti O’Brien, 480-377-2720 or

City of Scottsdale: Christian Green, 480-312-2612 or

About Maricopa Corporate College

From entry-level to executive training, Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR)  delivers market-relevant, customized workforce solutions and education for employees in virtually every industry sector. Through a strategic business partnership model, MCOR assesses workforce training needs and develops and delivers customized and integrated solutions to meet those needs throughout all levels of an organization.

Subject-matter experts and industry leaders deliver high-quality training in a variety of venues—corporate offices, online or at multiple locations valley-wide. MCOR’s Personal Professional Education Division offers hundreds of noncredit, online and in-person continuing education courses for individuals wanting to expand career skills. As one of the Maricopa Community Colleges with more than 50 years of educational excellence, MCOR ensures the highest standards and best practices in the industry. To learn more, visit:

About the City of Scottsdale 

Scottsdale, one of Arizona’s 10 largest cities is a premier visitor location as well as a tremendous place to live and do business. It is home to 125 golf courses, 220 tennis courts, dozens of parks and hundreds of miles of bike paths and hiking trails, and a Downtown with more than 20 hotels, 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and 80 art galleries. Scottsdale Airport and its surrounding Commerce Airpark area is headquarters to nearly 2,500 businesses with more than 48,000 jobs. The high-tech innovation center SkySong, located just a few miles from Downtown, is designed to help companies grow through a unique partnership with Arizona State University. Scottsdale was recently named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in the United States, and was honored as Arizona’s 2013 “eCity” by Google. For more information, visit

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