Career Ready Tempe Welcomes New Coordinator

Author: Ayrianna Drayton

Elli Elli Suleymanov has been hired to serve as the Career Ready Tempe Coordinator. Elli’s position will be focused on building, developing, and maintaining relationships with student interns and Tempe businesses.   

Elli is gearing up to launch the second year of Career Ready Tempe workforce pilot program. This program, funded by the City of Tempe and Tempe Chamber Foundation, is intended to fill critical skills and opportunity gaps by preparing income-eligible Tempe Union High School District students for the workforce.

“We look forward to working with Elli as we launch the next cohort of student interns,” said Anne Gill, President and CEO of the Tempe Chamber. “His experience will help businesses and students come together to create a successful work-based learning environment.”

Students accepted to the Career Ready Tempe program will be placed in 8-week paid summer internships in selected Tempe businesses and organizations. Participating students will be placed in Advanced Business Services, Advanced Manufacturing, or Bioscience internships that provide unique opportunities to network with professionals who will expose them to their field of choice.

Elli will be the students’ main point of contact throughout the program to ensure their internship experience is both fruitful and rewarding.

“We are pleased to welcome Elli to the Career Ready Tempe program. His experience in building relationships in the education, private and public sectors, and helping youth to reach their full potential will be an asset as we move into year two of the program,” said Mary Mezey, Human Services Supervisor at the City of Tempe.

Elli has been working with children since a young age at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale until he eventually moved his way up to a position in Guadalupe, AZ serving as their Teen Director.

“From a young age I knew I wanted to help work with children and young adults in need,” said Elli.

Elli’s experience also includes assisting children with disabilities at the City of Scottsdale, providing outreach to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and working as a Case Manager at Community Bridges, Inc. building a resume rich with youth involvement and dedication to helping those in need.

Currently, Career Ready Tempe is accepting business applications for summer 2020. If your business is interested in hosting a student intern this upcoming summer, you can apply online today!