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College & Career Prep/Guidance

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College Connect Tempe

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College Connect Tempe provides information and guidance to youth, their parents, and community members on how to prepare, apply and pay for post-secondary education. The program provides free educational workshops, one-on-one mentorship, and direct access to college and career development experts. The program is a collaboration between the City of Tempe, the Tempe school districts, the in-state public universities, and workforce development partners. 

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Career Ready Tempe


Career Ready Tempe pairs low-income high school students with paid internships with Tempe businesses so students can explore career pathways and gain valuable job skills, while helping develop the future workforce pipeline for employers. Students also receive support from College Connect Tempe mentors who help them apply for post-secondary education programs that will help them grow in their selected pathway. The program is a 2-year pilot collaboration between the City Human Services and Economic Development Departments and the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. Funds are provided by the City of Tempe’s Innovation Fund. 

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Youth Workforce

The City of Tempe has a strong, motivated workforce of young adults. We want to meet their needs by connecting them to a variety of job opportunities and career resources within Tempe. We're committed to support their success in education and training as they explore job options.

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