Gilbert residents and business owners looking to hone their professional skills through online training programs are encouraged to apply for scholarships for programs being offered at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Mesa Community College.
The scholarships are part of the #GilbertTogether Business Recovery Program, which launched in September 2020 in an effort to support the relief, recovery, and resiliency of Gilbert businesses and residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, registration, and course fees in 19 different self-paced, online training programs and a series of modules designed to enhance the professional skills most sought by employers.
The program was developed by community college faculty to help businesses upskill their current employees and aid individuals seeking a job or career advancement.
The programs of study include business, healthcare, information technology, manufacturing, and trades.
Additionally, those enrolled in the #GilbertTogether scholarship program will have the opportunity to enhance their professional skills through online modules that feature self-guided activities and assessments that help job seekers prepare for interviews and a career.
Plus, students can connect to potential employers through a new partnership program between Maricopa County Community College District and Pipeline AZ, a local job board and career development platform.
#GilbertTogether scholarships are available for Gilbert residents or business owners through June 2023 or until funds are exhausted.
To date, Gilbert has awarded 176 scholarships through the #GilbertTogether program with 43 Gilbert residents earning degrees or certificates.Roughly half of scholarship recipients are first generation college students, 58% are female, and approximately 66% of the scholarship recipients are 30 years or olde