Career Ready Tempe is a youth-workforce pilot program, funded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Career Readiness Lab Grant and the City of Tempe’s Innovation Fund. The program aims to prepare Tempe youth to participate in the future workforce and to develop the youth-talent pipeline in the City of Tempe so that it aligns with industry needs.
The Tempe Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the City of Tempe’s Human Services and Economic Development departments have collaborated with Tempe employers to create 8-week summer internships for students in fields that are in-demand. Through its efforts to pair youth with College Connect Tempe Mentors who will assist them in navigating their career and educational goals, Career Ready Tempe has been strategically designed to align with Achieve65Tempe —Tempe City Council’s goal to reach 65 percent post-secondary degree attainment for residents by the year 2030.
Business applications are now open! CLICK HERE to learn about the eligibility requirements and to complete the online application.
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You can learn more about the 2019 program and partners below.
2019 Program Partners and Participants