Arizona Pathways to Prosperity, led by the Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA), is creating seamless educational, training and credentialing opportunities for students that are aligned with industry needs in high-demand, high-growth industry sectors. Arizona is part of the national Pathways to Prosperity Network — a collaboration of Jobs for the Future, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and member states and regions — which is committed to building systems of college and career pathways. Informed by industry and in partnership with educational institutions, the pathways create new opportunities for young people, provide employers with a talent pipeline of young professionals, and strengthen state and regional economies.
Arizona consistently ranks among the fastest growing states in the nation. This growth in population provides a significant opportunity for Arizona to strengthen its talent pipeline while supporting economic development efforts and increasing opportunity for residents of the state.
CFA brings together high schools, higher education and businesses in key industries to work collaboratively to design college and career pathways, which enable more young people to earn degrees and credentials with labor market value.