The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce announced an Education Concierge Partnership, which will provide Chamber member organizations access to convenient, consolidated services to help employees pursue a college education with the Maricopa Community Colleges.
The Glendale Chamber of Commerce is comprised of nearly 1,300 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. As part of this partnership, these members will have the opportunity to connect their employees with a dedicated advising team to help remove the barriers many working professionals face when starting or returning to college.
This advising team, which is part of the Enrollment Management division within Student Affairs at Maricopa Community Colleges, will be available to assist with admissions, tuition benefit and financial aid navigation, advising, and success coaching for students attending any of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges.
The goal is to make it simpler for Chamber member employees to earn an associate’s degree, certificate, and/or university transfer while working with a dedicated team that can help them better understand their employer’s tuition assistance program, apply for admissions, and register for classes. The program aims to remove as many barriers as possible for working professionals.
“Glendale Community College is proud to support the Education Concierge Partnership as a way to ensure an educated workforce in our community,” Glendale Chamber of Commerce Chair-Elect and Glendale Community College President Dr. Teresa Leyba Ruiz stated in a news release. “The strength of who we are is dependent on strong partnerships that benefit the community.”
Click here to learn about the partnership and how the Maricopa Community Colleges and the Glendale Chamber of Commerce are working together to support Glendale’s workforce needs.