Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony

Ceremony celebrates AWC’s partnership with Sonora and Arizona universities

November 2, 2023

Yuma, AZ (November 2, 2023) – A Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony was held Tuesday, Oct. 24, to commemorate the unique partnership between education partners Arizona Western College, Sonora State University, and local Arizona Board of Regent University partners from the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University and Arizona State University, together in a shared gathering with 4FrontED, Elevate Southwest, and community leaders.

Public Town Hall

AWC hosts public Town Hall on Sept. 19

August 30, 2023

Event to celebrate legislative wins for Yuma County

Yuma, AZ (August 30, 2023) – Arizona Western College is proud to host Yuma County’s state elected officials from Districts 23 and 25 as they discuss the outcomes of the 2023 Legislative Session during a public Town Hall event.

Randy Hartless

Randy Hartless takes on new position as Associate Dean for La Paz County Entrepreneurial College

August 24, 2023

Parker, AZ (August 24, 2023) – From student to governing board member to professor, Randy Hartless’ story is woven around the years he’s spent at Arizona Western College. Now, his journey continues as he steps into a new administrative role as the Associate Dean for La Paz County Entrepreneurial College.

Culinary Arts students

Culinary Arts program launches new curriculum this fall

August 10, 2023

Students can earn stackable certifications through new 8-week courses

Yuma, AZ (August 10, 2023) – The Culinary Arts program at Arizona Western College has been redesigned to cater to what employers are looking for in the restaurant industry.

Campus visit

Senator Kelly staff visit AWC

July 5, 2023

Yuma, AZ (July 5, 2023) – Arizona Western College leaders had an opportunity to meet with a representative from Senator Mark Kelly’s Office during a recent visit to the Yuma Campus.

Transforming Rural Health Metrics

AWC and YRMC compete for innovation, excellence on global stage

June 19, 2023

Yuma, AZ (June 19, 2023) – Arizona Western College’s partnership with Yuma Regional Medical Center to create innovative solutions in rural healthcare has garnered global recognition. AWC was recently selected as one of five Triple E Awards finalists in the running for Community Engagement Initiative of the Year.

AWC Graduation

Dr. Corr signs open letter championing value of college education and training

June 7, 2023

Arizona college presidents partner with Education Forward Arizona to amplify united call to action

Yuma, AZ (June 7, 2023) – Arizona is currently facing a severe shortage of college-educated adults. Just under half of Arizonans between the ages of 25 and 64 have earned a bachelor’s or associate degree or a professional credential or certificate. That’s well below the statewide goal of ensuring that at least 60 percent of Arizona’s adults have a postsecondary degree or credential by 2030. 

Entrepreneurial College

AWC Launches New Entrepreneurial College

May 18, 2023

Program creates improved education and training pathways for students and a more reliable pipeline of talent for employers

Yuma, AZ (May 18, 2023) – To meet a growing demand for an evolving entrepreneurial and workforce-based industry, Arizona Western College will be adding what it has been referring to as a “Second Pillar” to its services, officially titled the Entrepreneurial College. 

AWC Pipeline

Yuma County Students Embark on Professional Development Pathways

April 27, 2023

Arizona Western College partners with Pipeline AZ to match students to a career that aligns with their personal passions

Yuma, AZ (April 28, 2023) – Arizona Western College is arming its students and Yuma jobseekers with a holistic online toolkit of professional planning resources that will assist them in actualizing their dream future career.

AZ Quest

AWC offering programs, assistance to connect dislocated workers to jobs

April 25, 2023

Yuma, AZ (April 25, 2023) – Individuals whose employment has been negatively impacted by the pandemic now have access to skills training, career pathways, and job opportunities through the Arizona QUEST Program. 

As part of the Arizona Quality Jobs, Equity, Strategy, and Training (QUEST) initiative, Arizona Western College is delivering on the needs of its communities through workforce development and partnerships.