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  • Training Needs for Employers

    Pima County One-Stop works with companies to upgrade the skills of current workers in key industries and occupational areas. Customized training is available for certain occupations, especially high-wage jobs in high-tech fields. Training is tailored to the specific need of the employer, with the employer paying half of the cost.

    The One-Stop Employer Services Team has identified Subject Matter Experts who concentrate on the training needs of the various industry sectors identified at both the state and regional level, see below. Using focus groups made up of representatives from similar companies within industry sectors, we can together identify existing training programs or develop customized training programs. This approach will address not only the skills shortages present in today's workforce but the skills needed for the workforce of the future.

    On-the-Job Training (OJT) is a structured work-based program developed directly with the employer to teach the skills required for a particular occupation required by the company. This approach combines instruction with work experience in the target occupation or a related position. Eligible businesses can receive up to 50% in wage reimbursements for selected positions, based on certain criteria. Workforce Development Specialists will work with your company to develop the training agreement and to pre-screen and refer appropriate job training candidates while providing supportive services, follow-up monitoring, and assistance in retention of OJT employees.
    On-the-Job Training
    Mary Palma
    (520) 724-9299
    mary.palma@pima.gov

    Industry Contact Information

    Aerospace/Defense/Manufacturing:
    Birni Stickell
    (520) 724-2636
    birni.stickell@pima.gov

    Transportation/Logistics:
    Evelyn Wright
    (520) 724-6678
    evelyn.wright@pima.gov

    Healthcare and Health Sciences:
    Donna Ruthruff
    (520) 724-7622
    donna.ruthruff@pima.gov

    Natural/Renewable Resources:
    Nils Urman
    (520) 724-4703
    n.urman@pima.gov
    Emerging Technologies:
    Nils Urman
    (520) 724-4703
    n.urman@pima.gov

    Infrastructure including Construction
    :
    Daniel Howe
    (520) 724-9014
    daniel.howe@pima.gov

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    (520) 724-7700

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    (520) 724-2460

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