Programs That Offer Funding or Free Training
Registered apprenticeship programs provide training in fields like child care, construction, manufacturing, and much more.
Year Up is an intensive, one-year program for college students ages 18-24 that combines professional coaching, hands-on skill development, and internships at some of America’s top companies.
About 85% of Year Up graduates are employed or attending college full-time within four months of completing the program. Those employed earn an average starting wage of $18 per hour—$36,000 per year for salaried employees.
For more information, contact Gaspar Mata at GMata@YearUp.org or 480-498-7396 x2154. Or visit the Year Up website.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Funding is available to disconnected youth ages 16-24. A student is considered disconnected if they are not enrolled in a post-secondary institution or working. Most of our students would be considered disconnected the day after they graduate high school.
Young adults can qualify for $3,000 per year. Refer to the three City of Phoenix providers:
Jewish Family and Children Services Real World Job Development
9014 N. 23rd Ave., Building 2, Suite 3 Phoenix, AZ 85021
Chicanos Por La Causa
1112 E. Buckeye Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85034
3825 N. 67th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85033
Tuition Assistance and Reimbursement
Many companies offer tuition assistance and/or reimbursement to all of their employees including those with DACA status. See below for examples. For eligibility requirements, follow up with the employer.
- Arizona Federal Credit
- Bank of America
- Best Buy
- City of Phoenix
- Dignity Health
- Edward Jones Phoenix
- Home Depot
- Liberty Mutual
- Silicon Valley Bank
- Wells Fargo & Co.
Tuition Assistance ProgramEducation at Work is a US-based provider of contact center and staffing services with a mission to help students graduate with little to no debt and the skills they need to secure great jobs post degree obtainment. Work part-time in a contact center environment and earn up to $5,250 a year in tax-free tuition assistance on top of your wages.Website LINK