Career Ready Tempe
Two-thirds of jobs will require higher education by 2020. By the time today’s preschoolers complete high school, 7 of every 10 jobs will require some type of higher education. Career Ready Tempe aims to help prepare and develop Tempe youth to participate in the future workforce by connecting youth to college and career readiness support and partnering with Tempe employers to provide youth with 8-week paid internship opportunities, between the months of June and July, in fields that are in-demand. This year, the program will focus on providing internships in the Advance Business Services, Advanced Manufacturing, and Bio Science sectors.
Career Ready Tempe is a collaboration between the City of Tempe Human Services Department, Economic Development Department and the Tempe Chamber Foundation. The program is funded by City of Tempe Innovation Funds and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Career Readiness Lab Grant. It has been strategically designed to align with industry needs and the initiatives of Achieve65Tempe, Tempe City Council’s goal to reach degree attainment for 65% of its residents by the year 2030, through collective community efforts.