Pima County Logo
  • Increase font size
  • Decrease font size
  • Print
  • RSS
  • One-Stop works with manufacturers to meet need for qualified workers

    Feb 23, 2014 | Read More News
    Share this page
    Pima County One-Stop Career Center has been working with local manufacturers to train high school students and create internships that lead to employment.
    SAMP
    According to a Feb. 23 story in the Arizona Daily Star, “Southern Arizona Manufacturing Partners (SAMP), a group of local manufacturers, (is) looking to expand an internship program seen as key to filling the pipeline for machinists and other manufacturing workers.”

    The SAMP program offers eight-week internships in which students are paid $8.50 per hour and get tuition help to take corresponding machining classes at Pima Community College.

    “We’re going to have more kids this year, which means we have to develop more companies and maintain the companies we’ve got,” Jim Mize, manager of One-Stop business services, said at a SAMP meeting last week.

    Read "Machining group looks to expand, reshape internships."