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Education Committee

"Arizona State University’s charter acknowledges our role in advancing the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities we serve. We are proud to partner with WESTMARC to explore economic development opportunities, grow a skilled workforce, and enhance the quality of life for West Valley communities and all of Arizona."

Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University

Dr. Roger Freeman, Superintendent – Littleton Elementary School District
Doug Small

Committee Co-Chairs: Dr. Roger Freeman, Littleton School District and Doug Small, Director, Strategic Partnerships at NAU

About:

The Education and Workforce Development Committee addresses issues affecting the quality of education in the West Valley at all levels (pre-K-12, CTE, post-secondary). It works to create and strengthen connections amongst the business, government and the general community to raise the profile of education in the West Valley. The Education and Workforce Development Committee is keenly aware of and coordinated to enhance and implement the work of the Economic Development Committee in their efforts to support the growth of a talented workforce. They have done so through the creation of an Education Asset inventory, as well as introducing expert speakers to the conversation, leading to further committee action and collaboration.

Current Projects:

  • Promoting the quality of education in the West Valley to assist with business attraction and retention.
  • Leveraging data for continuous improvement of educational programming, support services and academic programming that supports West Valley industries.
  • Implementation of West Valley Pipeline (regional workforce development strategy)
  • Integration of West Valley Pipeline into PipelineAZ platform

 

Committee Participation:                                                                              

City of Avondale, Littleton School District, Estrella Mountain Community College, First Things First, Arizona State University, West-MEC, GCON Inc., AZ FTF, University of Phoenix, Glendale Community College, Peoria Unified School District, Northern Arizona University, Center for the Future of Arizona, Expect More Arizona, Maryvale Revitalization, City of Glendale, Boys and Girls Club, CDS Drivers, Kitchell, Weitz, Pheonix College, Goodwill AZ, Senator McSally’s office, Turn a New Leaf, West Valley Mavericks, Winslow Partners, E First Bank, AZ Regents, Farmers Insurance, Arizona Legislators

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