On the Job: Southern Arizona Network Program & Meeting




Arizonans want jobs that utilize their talents, build their future and help the economy thrive, according to community research from the Center for the Future of Arizona. What is being done to strengthen workforce development in southern Arizona, and what is philanthropy’s role in supporting this effort?


Join your fellow Arizona Grantmakers Forum members to hear from a panel of experts who will illuminate the challenges and opportunities to advance gainful employment in southern Arizona. Ian Roark, vice president of workforce development at Pima College, will provide an update on PCC’s Centers of Excellence and contextualize it with national, state and regional data. We also will hear from Amber Smith, president and chief executive officer of the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber who will share new efforts and innovations at the chamber since she took the reins last year. Finally, Judith Clinco, RN, a local and national home-care expert and founder of Caregiver Training Institute will share her expertise on current trends and predictions for the caregiving workforce in the region.


Together, members will identify gaps and opportunities to align each other’s work on this important issue. We hope you will attend this session as well as participate in our quarterly Southern Arizona Network meeting where we will follow up on the May 7 workshop, strategize next steps, share member updates and learn how to engage in AGF’s latest initiatives including the Arizona Together for Impact Fund and the social equity collaborative.