Much of ACYR’s thirty five plus years of success in providing effective workforce development services to young adults has been achieved by initiating and supporting innovative partnerships. ACYR works with community partners to improve the lives of young adults in Maricopa County by linking them with secondary and alternative education, leadership and mentoring opportunities, post secondary education, vocational training, and local employers. Through these partnerships and collaborations, we are able to match our resources with the resources of our partners in order to enhance the learning experience for the young adult while also meeting the needs of participating agencies.
ACYR and the Business Community
Our goal is to be the first place you turn to when you have positions to fill and the first place young adult job seekers turn to find a career.
ACYR works to encourage collaborations and partnerships within the business and educational communities. There are a number of ways to become involved and contribute to improving education and workplace skills for our greatest natural resource….. YOUTH.
Post Job Openings
Offer Work Experience/Internships
Speak at a graduation ceremony
Visit our campus
Mentor an ACYR student
Sponsor an ACYR event
Invite ACYR staff/students to tour your business
Work experiences are a critical component of preparing youth for transition to adulthood. Benefits for youth who participate in work experiences include:
1) gaining career readiness skills including the “soft skills” that employers look for in entry level workers;
2) increasing one’s knowledge of specific skills and to experience what it is like to work in an office;
3) establishing a work history and connections with employers that can aid in future job searches; and 4) developing an understanding of different occupations in order to make informed career choices.
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
WOTC joins other workforce programs that incentivize workplace diversity and facilitate access to good jobs for American workers.
If you are interested in preparing the next generation of leaders and workforce and want to learn more about partnering with ACYR, please contact Anthony Rivera, at (602) 252-6721 ext. 206 or by email.
We look forward to working closely with you, as one of our valued community partners!