Pipeline AZ connects local employers with future employees with ongoing event series
What: Virtual Job Fair and Skilled Trades Expo featuring career exploration resources in industries like Energy, Construction, Advanced Manufacturing, Semiconductors, Distribution and more. Attendees will learn about available career opportunities and hear from Arizona colleges and industry representatives about job training, education and employment.
Who: Job seekers from across the Valley and Arizona are invited to participate. This event is in collaboration with Pipeline AZ, Arizona colleges and industry partners.
When: Virtual Job Fair is now – May 15, 2022; Virtual Presentation Series is Apr. 25 – 29; In-Person Job Fair is Apr. 30 from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Online and at Estrella Mountain Community College West-MEC Southwest Campus
Cost: Free to attend
Registration URL for Job Seekers: https://mcccd.pipelineaz.com/page/SkilledTradesExpoJobSeeker
Registration URL for Employers: https://mcccd.pipelineaz.com/page/SkilledTradesExpoEmployer
Phoenix, AZ (April 19, 2022)-- Pipeline AZ, an Arizona career development and job skills exploration platform, is partnering with Maricopa Community Colleges to host a virtual job fair to provide job seekers resources to learn more about job training, education and employment in a variety of skilled trades. This virtual job fair, along with a series of virtual presentations from Arizona employers that are hiring, gives students the opportunity to explore different career paths. These events lead into the in-person Skilled Trades Expo 2022 hosted at Estrella Mountain Community College’s West-MEC Southwest Campus on April 30, 2022.
Through the Pipeline AZ platform, job seekers upload their resume and take an assessment to get matched with available or potential career opportunities. Employers can upload job opportunities and identify the desired skill set for each role to get matched with candidates. Job seekers and employers are invited to register for the virtual job fair and reserve their spot for one or all the following events:
“Skilled trades in industries like energy, construction, semiconductor, advanced manufacturing, distribution and more have seen a tremendous amount of growth as more businesses and industries are planting their roots here in Arizona,” said Mary Foote, Director of Pipeline AZ, an initiative of the Partnership for Economic Innovation. “The skilled trades offer a promising career path for those just out of school or those looking to make a career change, as we’ve seen from so many of our employer partners across these industries.”
“The Skilled Trades Expo has grown since its inception in 2017 to include both virtual and in-person opportunities for employers and job seekers to learn and share information. It is a very targeted approach to recruitment, focusing on matching job skills with job opportunity.” said Landis Elliott, Workforce Development Manager at Estrella Mountain Community College.
Confirmed companies participating in some or all of the hiring events include Amazon, Arcas Machine, Balance Staffing, Ball Corporation, Bizerba, Cardinal Glass Industries, City of Avondale, City of Phoenix, Dexcom, Eclipse Automation, fairlife, Five Below, Freeport-McMoRan, Forms+Surfaces, Huhtamaki, InterLink Engineering, JDR CONTRACTING INC, Kanken Techno Co., Ltd, KOKUSAI SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, McCarthy, Modern Industries, NXP Semiconductors, Power Plus, Sunland Asphalt & Construction, Teopros
This event series is a collaboration with Pipeline AZ, Estrella Mountain Community College, Mesa College, Central Arizona College, Pima Community College, Maricopa Corporate College, West-MEC and WESTMARC. To learn more and register, job seekers can visit https://mcccd.pipelineaz.com/page/SkilledTradesExpoJobSeeker and employers can visit: https://mcccd.pipelineaz.com/page/SkilledTradesExpoEmployer
ABOUT PIPELINE AZ
Pipeline AZ is a career development and exploration platform that creates pathways to in-demand careers by connecting the dots between industry and education. It uses skills mapping technology to help job seekers discover new paths or level up in their existing careers while also serving as a valuable recruiting tool for employers. Pipeline AZ is an initiative of the Partnership for Economic Innovation. Learn more at pipelineaz.com.
ABOUT PARTNERSHIP FOR ECONOMIC INNOVATION
Partnership for Economic Innovation is a passionate collective of business and community leaders dedicated to accelerating Arizona’s economic opportunities. We believe innovators are problem solvers who come from anywhere, if they have access to pathways to do so — which is why PEI is investing in community-building technology and R&D designed to make Arizona more resilient and empower innovators to bring world-changing ideas to market. PEI initiatives include:
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