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Pima nets $5 million challenge grant
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Pima nets $5 million challenge grant

By CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post Pima Community College has been awarded a $5 million challenge grant from The Connie J. Hillman Family Foundation. This challenge grant campaign is the largest private gift to Pima Community College Foundation and will be directed toward the college’s progressive programming and existing workforce development. The award was announced at the night of the Larry Adamson of the Hillman Family Foundation at Pima Foundation's annual holiday reception. The gift will be going toward programs and workforce development initiatives and grants at Pima. “This challenge grant is designed to attract new funders and increase the investment of existing contributors,” states the Pima Foundation website. “For example, if a donor contributed $500 to Pima Foundation l...

Pima Community College projected to help 600 underemployed southern Arizonans find work

By Lanissa Patterson Pima Community College was selected for the inaugural cohort of the Education Design Lab’s (EDL) Community College Growth Engine Fund.  The EDL is a nonprofit organization that is granting $100,000 to fund higher education in community colleges and provide micro-pathways to find work in the industry. “In brief [micro-pathways] are shorter bursts or periods of training that are sometimes taken through credit coursework but sometimes they are taken in a noncredit format,” said Ian Roark, Vice President of Workforce Development and Strategic Partnerships. PCC was one of six colleges that were selected for the Growth Engine Fund. The College is projected to help 600 underemployed southern Arizonans find work in key economic sectors.  “The areas that we selected for the...