Newsletter 02-2018


Brought to you by
The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation
Issue 3, February 2018

Making Waves in 2018
Welcome to the 3rd issue of Investing in Real Heroes.  We are off to such an amazing start to 2018 and are thrilled to share with you details about the exciting efforts that the Maricopa Community Colleges are taking in support of our veterans. From community partnerships to specialized education and training, we are truly making a difference not only in the lives of veterans, but also within our business community. 

Expert Advice to Effectively Hire Veterans
Employers around the country continue to express sincere and heartfelt interest in hiring Veterans. Not in short supply are programs, initiatives, and non-profits standing up around the country to help employers hire Veterans. This begs the question: Why do we still have Veterans with employable skills actively seeking employment still unemployed, and why do we have Veterans a staggering number underemployed?

To read 5 Facts You Should Know About Hiring Veterans, click here.

Luis Batisa C-MAP Student

Innovative Partnership Answers Workforce Needs

HonorHealth had a critical need for quality medical assistants. Together with the Maricopa Community College Disctrict’s Maricopa Corporate College and Estrella Mountain Community College, a solution was found.  Known as the Consortium Medical Assisting Program (C-MAP), a 6-month customized education program was developed to meet HonorHealth’s needs to have highly qualified personnel in order to continue their growth throughout the Valley.

To learn more about this very important partnerhsip, click here. Interested in developing an educational program for your business needs, contact us today.

       Maricopa Spotlight        

Andrea Banks

Meet Director of Veterans Services, Andrea Banks
Andrea Banks is a United States Air Force veteran with a passion for helping veterans succeed.  She takes great pride in helping veterans transition from the military to college life and is working on several veterans initiatives to ensure they are able to achieve their goals
To learn more about Andrea Banks and her extensive body of work focusing on the challenges veterans face, click here.

Save the Date

Save the Date
for Local Hiring Events
Best Companies AZ is holding military career hiring event for veterans and their spouses on March 7, 2018.  Registration and more information can be found for employers and job seekers by clicking here.
The Greater Phoenix Job Fair sponsored by is being held March 12th. For registration information for job seekers and employers is available here.
Do you have an upcoming event that we should know about? Tell us all about it!

EMCC Veterans Center

Find Veteran Services At Each College
The Maricopa Community College District is comprised of ten colleges, each with their own Veteran Services office.  Click on each college below to visit their individual Veteran Services website.

Stay In Touch
We’d love to hear from you. Tell us what you’d like to hear about, and any other feedback that you may have, so that we can provide you with the information you need in order to refer, engage and invest with the Maricopa Community Colleges, in support of veterans.

Next month:  Helping Veterans with Transition – The Now What Factor

Your Support Matters

You can make a difference in the lives of our veterans by making a gift to the Veterans Success Project today through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation.  Not only will your gift provide veterans with the essentials they need, it will go towards long-lasting assistance towards Veterans Centers and other proposed items within the Project, dependent on raising funds to support them.

Let’s Hear From You
Do you have an interesting veteran’s story you’d like featured? Click here and tell us all about it.

Do you have questions about the Veterans Success Project? Click here.

It’s an honor that U.S. veterans, active reservists, and family members of veterans are among our student body. Both active-duty military personnel and veterans often seek educational support and job training to transition from military service to civilian life, and many will start with a community college.

At Maricopa Community Colleges, services for military personnel and veterans are designed to offer the highest quality assistance. We have a long history of providing education and training, allowing you to enhance existing skills, gain new skills, and translate military training and experience into a rewarding career.

We have an established tradition of providing access to higher education – in other words, we are dedicated to serving those who serve.

All of our colleges have received the Veteran Supportive Campus designation by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. Additionally, MCCCD is a partner organization of the Military/Veteran Resource Network.

The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization designated by the Maricopa County Community College District to receive and manage gifts on behalf of its ten colleges, two skill centers and multiple satellite centers. The Foundation actively seeks contributions from a variety of public and private sources including individuals, corporations and other foundations. It acts as a trustee for donations to assure that gifts are distributed in the manner specified by the donor.

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