Arizona Pathways to Prosperity

Education and Industry Collaboration

CFA brings together business and industry, higher education and high schools to work collaboratively to design career pathways that enable more young people to earn degrees and credentials with labor market value. APTP is industry driven with an initial focus on advanced manufacturing, health/bioscience, energy, and information technologies sectors in the Phoenix and Tucson regions. CFA strategically works with industry sector partnerships or industry leads to engage business and industry. This approach ensure broad business engagement and creates a sustainable model for industry-driven pathways.

CFA partners with higher education and K-12 to design and implement early college career pathways that are responsive to the identified industry needs. With a focus on systems change and sustainability, CFA established APTP state and regional working groups to advocate for Pathways to Prosperity and support the implementation, design, and sustainability of the regional systems of early college career pathways.


Arizona Pathways to Prosperity Industry Partners

Industry Leaders
  • Southern Arizona Manufacturing Partners
  • Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity
Industry Partners
  • Abrams Airborne
  • Anewco Products
  • DMG Mori
  • Hi-Tech Machining and Engineering
  • Industrial Tool Die and Engineering
  • Johns Manville
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
Industry Leaders
  • Tucson Mayor’s Office
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Industry Partners
  • Abrazo
  • Banner Health
  • Casa de los Ninos
  • Catalina In-Home Services
  • Cenpatico
  • Dignity Health
  • El Rio Health
  • HonorHealth
  • PCH
  • Southern Arizona VA
Industry Leaders
  • Estrella Mountain Community College
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Industry Partners
  • Adolfson and Peterson
  • Arizona Public Service
  • Brewer Companies
  • Erickson Construction
  • HACI Mechanical Contractors
  • McCarthy Construction
  • Kitchell
  • Palo Verde Nuclear Power
  • Southwest Gas
  • Stacey and Witbeck
  • Sundt
  • Tucson Electric Power
Industry Leaders
  • Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
  • Arizona Technology Council
Industry Partners
  • American Express
  • Charles Schwab
  • City of Phoenix
  • Cisco
  • Kudelski
  • Lyft
  • LifeLock
  • Merchants Information Solutions
  • Salt River Project
  • Symatec
  • The Hartford
  • Terra Verde
  • Work Bubble

Arizona Pathways to Prosperity Initial K12 School Partners

  • AAEC South Mountain
  • AAEC Early College High Schools
  • Dysart Unified School District
  • Empower College Preparatory High School
  • Mesa Unified School District
  • Peoria Unified School District
  • Phoenix College Preparatory High School
  • Phoenix Union High School District
  • Western Maricopa Education Center
  • Amphitheater Public Schools
  • Pima County Joint Technical Education District
  • Pima Vocational High School
  • Sunnyside Unified School District
  • Tanque Verde Unified School District
  • Tucson Unified School District

Arizona Pathways to Prosperity Higher Education Partners

  • Central Arizona College
  • Maricopa Community Colleges
  • Pima Community College

Arizona Pathways to Prosperity Government Partners

  • Office of the Governor
  • Arizona Department of Economic Security
  • Arizona Department of Education
  • Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Maricopa County Workforce Development
  • Pima County Workforce Development

Arizona Pathways to Prosperity Non-Profit Partners

  • ArizonaServe (AmeriCorp)
  • Innovate Educate
  • Chicanos por la Causa
  • Science Foundation Arizona
  • United Way of Tucson