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  • Supervisors renew contract for JobPath

    Aug 20, 2019 | Read More News
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    The Pima County Board of Supervisors Aug. 19 voted unanimously to renew the contract for JobPath, Inc. to provide workforce development and job training services.

    The contract provides $706,000 for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. The contract will be managed by the County's Economic Development Office.

    JobPath

    JobPath plays a role in support of the County's workforce development efforts. In particular, the County’s Economic Development Plan 2019-2021 outlines numerous strategies for strengthening the region’s workforce in key economic sectors. The contract also provides for closer collaboration and cooperation between JobPath and the One-Stop Career Centers run by the County Community Services, Employment and Training Department. The One-Stop Career Centers provide employment resources, career services and training opportunities for job seekers.

    The County’s workforce development efforts include supporting the development of a stronger K-12 education pipeline; supporting technical education; assisting mature workers in developing new marketable skills; assisting current and former military members and their families with employment opportunities; and supporting employment-readiness efforts for adults with barriers to employment.

    “We’re excited to continue the County’s partnership with JobPath,” said John Moffatt, Director of Pima County Economic Development. “Workforce development is critical for the County’s economic development and JobPath has a successful track record in providing students with the financial, emotional, and social support they need on their journeys toward viable careers in important industries.”

    JobPath, Inc. is a nonprofit workforce development program that helps adults and their families navigate from poverty, through training and into living-wage jobs. The program works with low-income adults with high school diplomas or GEDs, to sponsor them through long-term training, and help place them in high-demand jobs in aviation, health care and other industries.

    Students in the JobPath program must be at least 18 years old, be eligible to work in the United States, have resided in Arizona for at least one year and be a Pima County resident when enrolled. The contract renewal requires JobPath to serve at least 244 people during the contract year.

    The business community and the Pima County Interfaith Council formed JobPath in 1998.