Your Future.
Made in Arizona.

In Arizona, the future is here. The Future48 Workforce Accelerators represent Arizona’s latest workforce advancement, connecting students with the skills and know-how needed for jobs in the state’s growing advanced manufacturing industry.

Why Consider a Career in Advanced Manufacturing?

Drive Innovation and Technology

Through cutting-edge technologies, innovation and creativity, you’ll produce state-of-the-art products, from electric vehicles and solar panels to smartwatches and biomedical implants.

Secure Your Future with High-Demand Skills

You can join an industry that’s crucial for economic growth, that offers job security and numerous advancement opportunities.

Earn Competitive Salaries

When pursuing this career, you’ll experience the benefits of competitive salaries in roles where robotics, automation and data analytics expertise is highly valued.

Make an Impact

By developing sustainable practices and environmentally friendly production methods, you’ll help solve important global challenges.

Future48 Workforce Accelerators

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Arizona Western College in Yuma

With training in electrical technology, advanced manufacturing, broadband fiber optics and solar installation, this Accelerator includes a 5,600-square-foot expansion of the Wellton Manufacturing Training Center. Industry partners include TRAX International and the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground.

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Central Arizona College in Casa Grande

Named Drive48, our inaugural Accelerator features multiple assembly robots and individual training rooms to prepare workers for automotive manufacturing jobs. It’s a partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, Central Arizona College, Pinal County, the City of Casa Grande and Lucid.

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Mohave Community College in Kingman

Supporting Mohave County’s growing manufacturing, transportation and mining industries, this 30,000 square-foot facility will be located at Kingman Airport and Industrial Park, to be completed in early 2025. Industry partners include NUCOR Steel, Progressive Pipe and more.

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Maricopa Community College in Phoenix

Focused on meeting the needs of Arizona's rapidly growing semiconductor industry, the state-of-the-art facility in Maricopa County will establish first-of-its-kind training pathways to help more Arizonans enter the microelectronics industry.

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ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES NETWORK

The Arizona Advanced Technologies Network (AATN) was developed in partnership between Maricopa County Community College District, Central Arizona College and Pima Community College alongside local manufacturing leaders to develop a unified, industry-recognized curriculum to develop 21st- century manufacturing skills needed for high-paying, high-tech jobs. Students can now enroll to earn Automated Industrial Technology stackable certificates and degrees, all meeting the standards of the highly regarded National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

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Semiconductor Quick Start Program

In partnership with Intel and TSMC, Maricopa Community Colleges launched the Semiconductor Technician Quick Start program in 2022. The affordable two-week program prepares students for careers as semiconductor technicians through hands-on learning from private-industry instructors.

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BACHELOR'S DEGREE AND GRADUATE
PROGRAMS

Arizona State University Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

America’s largest engineering program. Offers 25 undergraduate and nearly 50 graduate programs.

University of Arizona College of Engineering

Seventeen undergraduate degree programs, with engineering experts from a vast range of unique fields.

Northern Arizona University College of Engineering

Combines interdisciplinary scholarship and technological innovation with forward-looking academic programs.

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University College of Engineering

Prepares graduates to tackle the critical challenges humankind faces on earth, in space and beyond.

Grand Canyon University Engineering

Incorporates Christian ethics into its curriculum, helping graduates grow in servant leadership.