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Transforming Maricopa

“The goal is to bring the necessary changes to our system that will allow us to better meet the educational and employment needs of the community through more effective deployment of resources, increased responsiveness, and collaborative innovation.”

Maria Harper-Marinick, Ph.D.

A better Maricopa for a stronger community

The Maricopa County Community College District is embarking on an exciting transformation that will define Maricopa as a national leader in higher education and a driving force for economic and workforce development in Arizona. We have a responsibility to meet the economic, workforce, and education needs of local employers and residents, and this transformation will ensure we can fill that role for years to come.

A mission of transformation

In our pursuit of a stronger, more innovative District, we’ve defined three transformation strategies: guided pathways, industry partnerships, and enterprise performance.
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Guided Pathways

To drive student success, we will focus on proactive academic and career advising as well as programs that are fully mapped out and aligned with further education and career advancement.
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Industry Partnerships

Maricopa’s strategic partnerships with employers will foster growth in industry sectors that matter to our community’s economic development. Plus, students will gain valuable hands-on workplace experience.
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Enterprise Performance

Consistent, effective, and collaborative business practices will help enhance Maricopa’s competitiveness. Implementing a comprehensive talent acquisition and management system as well as updating our resource allocation methods are also key.
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