Quickly upskill for in-demand careers! Potential funding with eligibility.
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is here to help you enroll in Applied Technology programs that will quickly prepare you for the jobs that are in demand today. We work in collaboration with Maricopa County and the City of Phoenix to determine WIOA eligibility for assistance with funding and help you start your preferred career path.
Students studying in these areas often find work after completing introductory classes and are able to expand their knowledge, skills, and education while earning a livable wage.
What is WIOA?
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers. As part of this program, eligible individuals can enroll in certain training programs, including those listed below, at no cost.
In order to receive funding for our career training programs through WIOA, there are certain eligibility requirements that you must meet. ARIZONA@WORK will help determine if you meet all of the requirements, but a few of the most important ones are listed below:
- Participant must be 18 years or older
- Participant must be eligible to work in the United States
- Participants must meet income eligibility requirements or must be unemployed, dislocated, or furloughed from work
Approved Applied Technology Programs
Participating college locations are abbreviated next to their respective programs and are offered in various modalities, including in-person, virtual/online, and hybrid.
Program Format Key: In-Person P, Virtual/Online V, Hybrid H
- Automated Industrial Technology I [MCC] H
- Carpentry/Framing- Certificate Level One [SMCC] H
- Carpentry/Framing- Certificate Level Two [SMCC] H
- Construction Trades: Electrical [GWCC] P
- Electrical- Certificate Level One [SMCC] H
- Electrical- Certificate Level Two [SMCC] H
- Natural Gas Pipeline Operations [EMCC] P
- Plumbing Certificate Level One [SMCC] H
- Plumbing Certificate Level Two [SMCC] H
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