As 2022 comes to a close, we look back on MCOR successes that have impacted both the workforce and communities we serve. A special thanks to everyone that made this a great year, and here’s to making 2023 extraordinary as well!
Route to Relief
Route to Relief at Maricopa Community Colleges is offered in partnership with the City of Phoenix and provides free tuition, monthly stipends, and employment assistance for eligible programs across the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges. This program is designed to assist individuals whose employment or household income was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants were eligible to receive funding beginning July 2022, with the program continuing through December 2024. Thus far almost 200 students have been enrolled, with over 2,000 individuals served.
Semiconductor Technician Quick Start Program
This year we also helped launch the Semiconductor Technician Quick Start program at Mesa, Chandler-Gilbert and Estrella Mountain Community Colleges. Arizona leads the nation in pay for Semiconductor Processing Technicians, with an average salary of nearly $30 per hour or $62,370 per year (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)! Upon successful completion, participants will have an opportunity to interview with our employer partners looking to hire thousands of entry-level technicians starting at $20 - $25 per hour depending on experience! Check out some media highlights surrounding the new Semiconductor Fabrication Facility in Phoenix and the Semiconductor Technician Quick Start program.
Small Business Digital Marketing Series
In October 2022, we launched the Small Business Digital Marketing Series. This three-event series supports current and aspiring entrepreneurs in Arizona who are seeking the skills and resources they need to grow their business through digital marketing strategies. After each event, participants walk away with new ideas for crafting a digital marketing strategy and resources to immediately implement this strategy in their business. The first event was held on October 25, 2022 with 35 business owners. Additional events will be held on January 24 and April 25 focusing on Social Media and E-Commerce respectively.