The Arizona Apprenticeship Office is continuously expanding apprenticeship opportunities throughout the state. Apprenticeships, which were once only available in trades such as manufacturing and construction, are now emerging in fields including cyber and information technology (IT), healthcare, sales, professional services, and more. This year kicks-off the apprenticeship journey for Arizona barber, Lana Cantrell, and her first apprentice.
DES recognizes National Apprenticeship Week and can help connect Arizonans to this viable career pathway. Unlike most US college students who graduate with student debt and low starting salaries, most apprentice graduates carry zero student debt and earn an average starting salary of $60,000 annually.
DES recognizes November 11-18 as National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week as DES houses the Coordinated Hunger Relief Program and the Homeless Coordination Office that support the work of community partners who serve vulnerable individuals and families.
DES recognizes November 12-18 as National Apprenticeship Week and is continuously expanding registered apprenticeship opportunities in almost every vocation throughout Arizona. For more information about the Arizona Apprenticeship Program, please visit www.AZApprenticeship.com.
Patricia Hernandez is a retired Marine with a 22-year career in the armed forces. Stemming from her experience in the military, her passion to serve continues at DES with outreach to homeless and unemployed vets.
Abandoned as a child, one man with a developmental disability found a family in midlife, thanks to a caring Colorado couple who opened their residence as an adult developmental home. Five years later, this extended family moved to Arizona. The Department of Economic Security (DES) Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) helped the family transition supports and services from Colorado to Arizona, providing a sense of stability. According to DDD, the couple serve as a perfect illustration of what the agency searches for in adult developmental home providers.
Solid social emotional skills are an extremely important part of life. These skills enable us to function within a family, with friends and in society. That is why the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) is focusing on this important milestone. And for four consecutive years, AzEIP has exceeded its own expectations, and was invited to present its successful strategies and exceptional outcomes at the International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families.