Fifth graders become college students for a day

November 8, 2022

Yuma, AZ (November 8, 2022) – Before they even step foot onto a middle school campus, fifth-grade students are getting the opportunity to have the full college experience at Arizona Western College.

For over a decade, AWC has invited fifth graders to become college students for a day through the I’m Going to College event. On Thursday, Nov. 3, a group of 142 students from Yuma Elementary District One schools, O.C. Johnson Elementary and Dorothy Hall Elementary, participated in the program.

AWC makes Family Development Credential accessible for working adults

November 3, 2022

Courses to be offered on Fridays and Saturdays in Spring 2023

Yuma, AZ (November 3, 2022) – Arizona Western College is making a Family Development Credential more accessible for working individuals by offering courses on Fridays and Saturdays in the spring of 2023.

The AWC Family Studies Department made the change to a weekend course schedule in an effort to better serve those working in social services at locations like Chicanos Por La Causa, WACOG, Head Start, and more.

AWC, Arizona Commerce Authority help secure $15 million to connect dislocated workers to jobs

November 2, 2022

Yuma, AZ (November 2, 2022) – New resources are being made available to help long-term unemployed individuals, dislocated workers, and workers impacted by the pandemic. Through a federal grant, workers will have access to skills training, career pathways, and job opportunities. As part of this initiative, Arizona Western College is delivering on the needs of its communities through workforce development and partnerships in Arizona.