Avondale boasts an accessible and skilled labor force. Our strategic collaborations with educational institutions including K-12, community colleges, trade schools, and higher education help insure our local businesses never have to look for quality workforce solutions.
By 2030, 40% of the metro’s population growth will occur
in the West Valley
DID YOU KNOW?
*Source, EMSI 2019
Accessibility to a skilled workforce is a critical factor when a company decides to locate to a new community. Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona, and the nation's largest community college district, Maricopa Community College District, are among our nationally recognized academic partners that offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines.
Arizona @ Work brings together the state’s leading resources to help your company find employment and labor market information.
The Arizona Manufacturer’s Council is the voice of Arizona manufacturing and a community of makers dedicated to creating the innovations that safeguard and improve people’s lives and to providing the jobs that anchor Arizona’s economy.
Career Connectors is an organization dedicated to connecting professionals in career transition to hiring companies and quality resources.
Goodwill connects people who need jobs, need better jobs and need skills to launch careers with the training, supports and resources they need.
The Phoenix Chamber Foundation focuses on improving the region’s prosperity and serves as a link between industry and education, ensuring that students in the region have access to high-quality affordable education and related job training.
WESTMARC’s West Valley Pipeline is a key initiative for the Economic Development Committee, further priming the pump for additional development in the West Valley by spearheading a regional workforce program and localize labor analytics.
Estrella Mountain is at the epicenter of growth. We know that education andprofessional opportunities can change lives. As such, we enthusiastically accept the challenge of providing those living in the West Valley with the training needed to step into highly skilled and well-paying jobs as they become available. Our goal is to make sure our community members, who are foundational to the current explosion of growth, are the greatest beneficiaries. To achieve our goal, we work collaboratively with our industry partners to create pipelines of diverse and innovative talent.”
Universal Technical Institute is the leading provider of training for students seeking high-demand, high-tech careers as transportation, welding and CNC technicians. In addition to delivering specialized and accelerated training – developed in alignment with our industry partners – we’re focused on preparing students with the fundamental soft skills that employers value and demand. Employers trust UTI to teach what they say matters most – ensuring our students graduate ready to work and be successful in today’s most exciting and rewarding careers.”