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Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates (JAG) forms Alliance with PVCC

Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates (JAG) forms Alliance with PVCC

Through an alliance with PVCC and Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates (JAG), students will continue a path to success. PVCC’s strong workforce programs will enable these students to pursue jobs in-demand career fields. Additionally, these students will be able to participate in guaranteed interviews with select employers. 

“Our alliance with JAG highlights PVCC’s commitment to serving our community and industry as we offer programs that bridge the gap between education and workforce needs,” said Dr. Tiffany Hunter, PVCC President. “In a changing economy, it is more important than ever for community-based organizations and community colleges to come together with our industry partners to ensure these committed students are prepared for success upon completion.”

Through a collaboration with Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR) the alliance features a dedicated landing page that routes to a PVCC intake team and streamlined access to college classes. Some of the featured programs include Business, Entrepreneurialism, and Management, as well as, Computer and Information Technology and Visual and Performing Arts. Students may utilize their tuition assistance program to pursue a college education and the flexible learning options will work well with their busy schedules. Additionally, these students will be able to participate in guaranteed interviews with select employers.

As a leader in developing career pathways for youth, JAG’s mission is to empower Arizona’s young people with the skills and support to succeed in education, employment, and life. JAG uses a Project-Based Learning instructional approach to help high school students develop leadership skills and participate in career exploration and community service activities of their choosing through the JAG Career Association. 

“We value our partnership with Paradise Valley Community College and the Maricopa Community Colleges because we have seen JAG students thrive on community college campuses,” said JAG President Graciela Garcia Candia. “The community colleges are committed to creating an environment where our students can reach their full potential and achieve their academic goals.”

JAG serves more than 1,300 students throughout Arizona and is consistently exceeding the national standards set by Jobs for America’s Graduates. All JAG programs are based on the evidence-based national model developed by Jobs for America’s Graduates. JAG has served more than 40,000 students in Arizona helping them to achieve their full potential.

“As a longtime JAG board member, I’ve seen first-hand how our students thrive when they make the transition into our college,” said Dr. Brianna DeGeus, PVCC Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships, “Our very own Development Officer Senior, Mario Marquez, is a former JAG student and PVCC alumnus who exemplifies how students win when our organizations collaborate.” 

Interested JAG students are encouraged to visit www.maricopa.edu/JAG for additional information.

Organizations interested in partnering with PVCC to create similar programs are encouraged to contact Dr. Brianna DeGeus, PVCC Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships at brianna.degeus@paradisevalley.edu.

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