AWC Pipeline

Arizona Western College and Pipeline AZ Ensure Arizona Students Are Career-Ready Post-Grad

February 28, 2024

The new dashboard helps students level up their career search

YUMA, Ariz. (February 29, 2024) - Pipeline AZ, an Arizona career development and job skills exploration platform, has launched an enhanced community college dashboard to address the evolving needs of students, job seekers, and employers statewide. The updated AWC Pipeline dashboard is designed to streamline the career exploration and planning processes through a personalized experience unique to the needs of the user.  

The improved dashboard offers a step-by-step guide, supporting students throughout their academic journey from enrollment to program completion, and ultimately into the workforce. It brings a variety of new features, ensuring that students have access to a comprehensive toolset aimed at simplifying their career planning experience.

"Arizona’s manufacturing sector has experienced remarkable growth, and students in rural areas should have the same access to manufacturing job opportunities available in urban areas,” said Cristina Gonzales, Associate Dean of Advisement and Student Success at Arizona Western College. “By combining resources of public-private partnerships between Arizona Western College and the state government with excellent career development resources like Pipeline AZ, we drive our community's growth, ensuring a resilient workforce and better future.” 

Key features of the updated dashboard include:
•    Career Interest Assessment: Facilitates students’ exploration and discovery of programs and career paths in Arizona that align their educational journey with their desired professional goals.
•    Digital Job Match Profile: Streamlines the creation of professional resumes by identifying acquired skills from academic coursework or prior work experiences. This feature enables students to continually update their profiles, ensuring they are ready to take on the new challenges of the job market.
•    Next Steps Checklist: Supports students in formulating and fulfilling their education and career action plans, guaranteeing comprehensive assistance throughout their journey.
•    Progress Bar: Students can monitor their advancement toward educational and career objectives, furnishing explicit guidance to achieve predefined milestones effectively.
•    Explore AZ Industry Section: Highlights curated content from Arizona employers with support to aid students in making informed decisions about their prospective career paths.

The AWC Pipeline is designed to better equip students to seamlessly craft their desired educational and career pathways. Arizona Western College and Pipeline AZ are committed to furthering student success to facilitate educational and professional growth across Arizona. 

“This updated user-focused experience makes it easier than ever for students to explore different careers, and take intentional action towards accomplishing their career goals,” said Katherine Adams, Senior Vice President of Pipeline AZ. “The dashboard integrates education and industry for over 155,000 Arizona students, job seekers, and employers across Maricopa, Yavapai, Coconino, Pinal, and Yuma Counties, allowing students to outline career paths aligned with their aspirations and the needs of their local economy.”

To learn more as a job seeker, employer, partner, or community supporter, visit:

Located in the sunny, southwest corner of the state, Arizona Western College supports Yuma and La Paz communities by offering over 170 degrees and certificates in a wide range of academic and career and technical programs as well as non-credit courses in professional development, customized training, and personal enrichment areas. With 12 different locations and a service area that spans 10,000 square miles, AWC is also exceptionally unique in that it hosts all three state universities on its main campus for face-to-face classes. These partnerships provide seamless transfer pathways to baccalaureate degrees and beyond in a variety of high-demand programs. AWC is committed to doubling the rate of baccalaureate degrees earned in Yuma and La Paz counties by 2035 and is dedicated to its mission of transforming lives through education and partnerships to create thriving communities.

Pipeline AZ is a career development and exploration platform that creates pathways to in-demand careers by connecting the dots between industry and education. It uses skills mapping technology to help job seekers discover new paths or level up in their existing careers while also serving as a valuable recruiting tool for employers. Learn more at 

Media Contact:
Rachael Clifford 
10 to 1 Public Relations 
Lauren Dietrick
10 to 1 Public Relations

Mandy Heil
Associate Dean of Marketing and Communications
Arizona Western College